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The Influence of Stormwater Management Practices and Wastewater Infiltration on Groundwater Quality: Case Studies
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Jun 30, 2020]
In 2015, U.S. EPA initiated a study to examine the potential impacts to groundwater quality from the use of GI and the results will be presented in this report. This study was conducted under the Safe and Sustainable Water Resources program (SSWR). An overarching objective of the...
Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool Benefits Module: Theoretical Documentation
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Aug 01, 2020]
The Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) was developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) to facilitate integrated water resources management. The new Benefits Module for WMOST enables stakeholders to calculate the value of additional ...
A synthesis of case studies from Narragansett Bay (RI/MA, USA) emphasizing implementation of the US Clean Water Act using adaptive management.
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : May 01, 2020]
Over the last 40 years, Narragansett Bay has experienced significant water quality improvements in response to reductions in nitrogen, heavy metal and organic contaminants, and bacterial pathogen discharge. The sources of these pollutants stem from the long history of population ...
Simulating Metacommunities of Riverine Fishes (SMRF) Model v 1.0 and User Manual
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 30, 2019]
Fish communities in river networks provide significant ecosystem services that will likely decline under future land use, human water demand, and climate variability. Modeling can be used to assess the consequences to multiple populations of one or more fish species from multiple...
User’s Guide for the Fertilizer Emission Scenario Tool for CMAQ (FEST-C) Version 1.4
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 20, 2018]
The Fertilizer Emission Scenario Tool for CMAQ (FEST-C v1.4) is a Java-based interface system that facilitates the integration of agriculture, atmosphere, and hydrology simulations at large scales through the current release of the Spatial Allocator (SA v4.3.2) Raster Tools syste...
Climate Change and Interacting Stressors: Implications For Coral Reef Management In American Samoa (Final Report)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Aug 11, 2007]
EPA announced the release of the final document,<i> Climate Change and Interacting Stressors: Implications for Coral Reef Management in American Samoa</i>. This report provides a synthesis of information on the interactive effects of climate change and other stressors on the reef...
Assessment of Surface Water Model Maintenance and Support Status
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 20, 2018]
The United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Water Modeling Workgroup (WMW) provides support for core surface water quality modeling tools used in Clean Water Act programs. The WMW identified a set of 18 separate surface water modeling applications that are currently...
The Influence of Green Infrastructure Practices on Groundwater Quality: The State of the Science
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Aug 31, 2018]
Green infrastructure (GI) technologies applied to stormwater are developed to mimic natural infiltration and hydrologic processes. GI is a design strategy that enhances runoff storage volume, infiltrates runoff, and contributes to groundwater recharge. Urban development often lea...
Predicting patterns of vulnerability to climate change in near coastal species using an algorithm-based risk assessment framework
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Nov 30, 2017]
Near-coastal (0-200 depth) ecosystems and species are under threat from increasing temperatures, ocean acidification, and sea level rise. However, species vary in their vulnerability to specific climatic changes and climate impacts will vary geographically. For management to resp...
An Assessment of Decision-Making Processes: the Feasibility of Incorporating Climate Change Information into Land Protection Planning (External Review Draft)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Jun 10, 2009]
This report was prepared by the Global Change Research Program (GCRP) in the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) of the Office of Research and Development (ORD) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This draft report is a review of decision-making pro...
Decision Support System for Aquifer Recharge (AR) and Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Planning, Design, and Evaluation - Principles and Technical Basis
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Feb 20, 2017]
Aquifer recharge (AR) is a technical method being utilized to enhance groundwater resources through man-made replenishment means, such as infiltration basins and injections wells. Aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) furthers the AR techniques by withdrawal of stored groundwater at...
Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) v3: Theoretical Documentation
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Feb 12, 2018]
The Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) is a decision support tool that facilitates integrated water management at the local or small watershed scale. WMOST models the environmental effects and costs of management decisions in a watershed context, accounting fo...
EPA Region 10 Climate Change and TMDL Pilot – South Fork Nooksack River, Washington Final Report
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 30, 2017]
This final report provides an overarching summary of the pilot research project, including the methods used in and the findings of the quantitative and qualitative assessments. It is written to appeal to a wide audience of policy makers, managers, agency staff and the general pub...
Effects of Climate Change on Aquatic Invasive Species and Implications For Management and Research (Final Report)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Mar 01, 2008]
EPA announced the availability of the final report, <em>Effects of Climate Change on Aquatic Invasive Species and Implications for Management and Research </em>. This report reviews available literature on climate-change effects on aquatic invasive species (AIS) and examines sta...
Evaluating the Air Quality, Climate and Economic Impacts of Biogas Management Technologies
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 05, 2016]
Anaerobic digestion is a natural biological process in which microorganisms break down organic materials in the absence of oxygen. When anaerobic microbes metabolize organic waste – i.e., the carbon-based remains of plants, animals and their waste products, e.g. animal manure, se...
Updates to the Demographic and Spatial Allocation Models to Produce Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS) (Version 2) (External Review Draft)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Feb 23, 2015]
EPA announced the availability of the draft report, <em>Updates to the Demographic and Spatial Allocation Models to Produce Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS)</em> for a 30-day public comment period. The ICLUS version 2 (v2) modeling tool furthered land change mod...
Updates To The Demographic And Spatial Allocation Models To Produce Integrated Climate And Land Use Scenarios (Iclus) (Final Report, Version 2)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Jul 27, 2016]
EPA's announced the availability of the final report, <em>Updates to the Demographic and Spatial Allocation Models to Produce Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS)</em> (Version 2). This update furthered land change modeling by providing nationwide housing developmen...
Climate and Land Use Change Effects on Ecological Resources in Three Watersheds: A Synthesis Report (Final Report)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Jan 26, 2009]
EPA announced the availability of the final report, <em>Climate and Land-Use Change Effects on Ecological Resources in Three Watersheds: A Synthesis Report</em>. This report provides a summary of climate change impacts to selected watersheds and recommendations for how to improv...
The Effects Of Mountaintop Mines And Valley Fills On Aquatic Ecosystems Of The Central Appalachian Coalfields (2011 Final)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : May 27, 2011]
EPA announced the availability of the final report, <em>The Effects of Mountaintop Mines and Valley Fills on Aquatic Ecosystems of the Central Appalachian Coalfields</em>. This report assesses the state of the science on the environmental impacts of mountaintop mines and valley ...
Aquatic Ecosystems, Water Quality, and Global Change: Challenges of Conducting Multi-Stressor Vulnerability Assessments (Final Report)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Jul 31, 2011]
EPA announced the availability of the final report, <i>Aquatic Ecosystems and Global Change: The Challenges of conducting Multi-Stressor Global Change Vulnerability Assessments</i>. This report investigates the issues and challenges associated with identifying, calculating, and ...
An Assessment of Decision-Making Processes: Evaluation of Where Land Protection Planning Can Incorporate Climate Change Information (Final Report)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 07, 2011]
EPA announced the availability of the final report, <em>An Assessment of Decision-Making Processes: Evaluation of Where Land Protection Planning Can Incorporate Climate Change Information</em>. This report is a review of decision-making processes of selected land protection prog...
Implications of Climate Change For State Bioassessment Programs and Approaches To Account For Effects (Final Report)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Nov 21, 2011]
EPA announced the availability of the final report, <em>Implications of Climate Change for State Bioassessment Programs and Approaches to Account for Effects</em>. This report uses biological data collected by four states in wadeable rivers and streams to examine the components ...
BASINs and WEPP Climate Assessment Tools (CAT): Case Study Guide To Potential Applications (Final Report)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Apr 30, 2012]
EPA announced the release of the final report, <em>BASINs and WEPP Climate Assessment Tools (CAT): Case Study Guide to Potential Applications</em>. This report supports application of two recently developed water modeling tools, the Better Assessment Science Integrating point & ...
Watershed Modeling To Assess The Sensitivity Of Streamflow, Nutrient, And Sediment Loads To Potential Climate Change And Urban Development In 20 U.S. Watersheds (Final Report)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 26, 2013]
In September 2013, EPA announced the release of the final report, <em>Watershed Modeling to Assess the Sensitivity of Streamflow, Nutrient, and Sediment Loads to Potential Climate Change and Urban Development in 20 U.S. Watersheds</em>.<br><br>Watershed modeling was conducted in ...
Quantitative Assessment of Temperature Sensitivity of the South Fork Nooksack River under Future Climates using QUAL2Kw
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Oct 30, 2014]
The Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program, established by the Clean Water Act, is used to establish limits on loading of pollutants from point and nonpoint sources necessary to achieve water quality standards. One important use of a temperature TMDL is to allocate thermal loads...