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National Priorities: Systems-Based Strategies to Improve the Nation’s Ability to Plan and Respond to Water Scarcity and Drought Due to Climate Change Kick-off Meeting

Date and Time

Wednesday 03/30/2016 1:30PM to 9:00PM MDT
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EPA Region 8 Headquarters Conference Center
2nd floor Bitterroot and Bison rooms
Denver, CO


The  National Priorities: Water Scarcity and Drought Kick-Off Meeting will showcase grantees from the Request for Applications (RFA) National Priorities: Systems-Based Strategies to Improve The Nation’s Ability to Plan And Respond to Water Scarcity and Drought Due to Climate Change.

About the EPA National Priorities Grant Kick-off meeting

The EPA Office of Research and Development recently awarded four research grants to develop innovative strategies to protect water quality and public health during periods of drought. The following institutions received funding through the program:

  • Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, for investigating the effects of different forest fire reduction management techniques, such as prescribed burns or mechanical thinning, in experimental forested watersheds associated with rainstorm events following droughts and the impact on treated drinking water supplies.
  • Water Research Foundation, University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado, for developing an integrated modeling and decision framework to evaluate adaptation strategies for sustainable drinking water utility management impacted by drought and climate change.
  • Public Policy Institute of California, San Francisco, California, for synthesizing the current drought situation and its effects on water supply and quality, and conducting an assessment that examines the drought response by federal, state, and local institutions to develop innovations needed for sustainable drought management.
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, for developing and integrating tools, models, and educational materials that can be used by stakeholders to improve planning efforts related to water supply, forecasting demand for water, and nutrient reduction.

The meeting will feature presentations from each of the grantees and end with a panel discussion on water quality impacts from drought and wildfire.

For more details on the National Priorities grants, visit National Priorities: Systems-Based Strategies to Improve the Nation’s Ability to Plan and Respond to Water Scarcity and Drought Due to Climate Change.

Additional Information:
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National Priorities: Water Scarcity and Drought Welcome Presentation - J. Johnson (PDF)   (13 pp, 795 K, 5/4/2016)

Prediction of Nonlinear Climate Variations Impacts on Eutrophication and Ecosystem Processes and Evaluation of Adaptation Measures in Urban and Urbanizing Watersheds Presentation - M. Barber (PDF)   (29 pp, 875 K, 5/4/2016)

Fuel Reduction Techniques as Effective Forested Watershed Management Practices against Wildfire: Drinking Water Quality Aspects Presentation - T. Karanfil (PDF)   (52 pp, 3 MB, 5/4/2016)

Preparing for Water Scarcity: Learning from California's Recent Drought Presentation - J. Lund (PDF)   (27 pp, 868 K, 5/4/2016)

An Integrated Modeling and Decision Framework for Sustainable Drinking Water Utility Management under Drought and Climate Change Presentation - K. Ozekin (PDF)   (49 pp, 2 MB, 5/4/2016)

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