Global Change Impacts & Adaptation
Climate and Land Use Change Effects on Ecological Resources in Three Watersheds: A Synthesis Report (Final Report)
EPA announces the release of the final report, Climate and Land-Use Change Effects on Ecological Resources in Three Watersheds: A Synthesis Report.
The purpose of this final report is to provide a summary of climate change impacts to selected watersheds and recommendations for how to improve the process of conducting watershed assessments in the future.
The watershed assessment case studies described in this report yield richness of detail in terms of methods and results, as well as inform more generally on best practices for conducting future watershed assessments. However these were pioneering studies addressing difficult and complex problems. Future assessments will continue to refine the understanding of how to maximize decision support, including providing necessary keystone capabilities and tools to effectively estimate climate change vulnerabilities, developing and supporting successful stakeholder processes, and characterizing uncertainty and scaling or transferring results to increase their relevance.
|Aug 2007||EPA released an external review draft for public review and comment. [Federal Register Aug 10, 2007]|
|Sep 2012||EPA released the final report.|
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