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Development of a Cumulative Resilience Screening Index (CRSI) for Natural Hazards: An Assessment of Resilience to Acute Meteorological Events and Selected Natural Hazards
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Aug 03, 2020]
This report is a revision of the earlier 2017 CRSI report. The report renames the index to the Cumulative Resilience Screening Index to avoid the confusion associated with the earlier moniker Climate Resilience Screening Index. Both retain the CRSI acronym and are the ostensibly ...
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 ...
National Water Infrastructure Adaptation Assessment: Part II, Smart Urban Designer (SUD) and Application Case Studies
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Oct 08, 2020]
This report “National Water Infrastructure Adaptation Assessment: Part II, Smart Urban Designer (SUD) and Case Studies” is a part of the research effort undertaken by the EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD) Water Systems Division (WSD) on national water infrastructure as...
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...
City-based Optimization Model for Energy Technologies:COMET- New York City Documentation
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Mar 24, 2020]
EPA/ORD developed City-based Optimization Model for Energy Technologies (COMET) which is designed to examine energy consumption and management scenarios under various environmental policy scenarios implemented at city- and state-level. Initial application of the COMET is piloted ...
Black Carbon Emissions from Residential Wood Combustion Appliances Feb 2020
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : May 19, 2019]
This report covers wood stove testing carried out by ORD during May 2018 to June 2018. Testing and analysis was completed as of October 2018. Three stoves of varying design and certification level were tested using the Black Carbon Protocol developed by the International Cryosphe...
Watershed Hydrologic and Contaminated Sediment Transport Modeling in the Tri-State Mining District
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Oct 01, 2019]
The Tri-State Mining District (TSMD) encompassing the Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma conjunction was the center of historic mining activity, ceasing in 1970. Although mining activity ended almost 50 years ago, its legacy as a source of cadmium, lead, and zinc to the environment c...
Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM)
(PUBLISHED REPORT)
The Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM) is an integrated assessment model that links the world's energy, agriculture and land use systems with a climate model. The model is designed to assess various climate change policies and technology strategies for the globe over long tim...
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...
Climate Change Impacts on Human Health Due to Changes in Ambient Ozone Concentrations (External Review Draft)
(PUBLISHED REPORT)
This report uses results from a previous report titled <em>Assessment of the Impacts of Global Change on Regional U.S. Air Quality: A Synthesis of Climate Change Impacts on Ground-Level Ozone</em>, a number of high-resolution, spatially explicit population projections developed ...
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...
Advancing Understanding of Emissions from Oil and Natural Gas Production Operations to Support EPA’s Air Quality Modeling of Ozone Non-Attainment Areas; Final Summary Report
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 27, 2016]
Executive Summary Environmentally responsible development of oil and gas assets requires well-developed emissions inventories and measurement techniques to verify emissions and the effectiveness of control strategies. To accurately model the oil and gas sector impacts on air qual...
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...
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 ...
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments: Four Case Studies of Water Utility Practices (2011 Final)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Mar 17, 2011]
EPA has released the final report titled, <em>Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments: Four Case Studies of Water Utility Practices</em>. This report was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment's Global Climate Research Staff in the Office of Research and D...
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...
Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model (SLAMM)‐New Functionality for Predicting Changes in Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Response to Sea Level Rise.Version 1.0
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 18, 2014]
Submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) is an ecologically important habitat world-wide. In Pacific Northwest (PNW) estuaries, SAV in the lower intertidal and shallow subtidal habitats are dominated by the native seagrass, Zostera marina also referred to as submerged aquatic vegetati...
UNIVERSAL INDUSTRIAL SECTORS INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS MODEL FOR PULP AND PAPER MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY – UISIS-PNP
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Feb 13, 2015]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed a model for the pulp and paper sector that provides an integrated approach for investigating, developing, and evaluating strategies for reducing the emissions of interest. The Universal Industrial Sectors Integrated Sol...
Best Practices For Continuous Monitoring of Temperature and Flow In Wadeable Streams (Final Report)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Jul 27, 2014]
This final report is a technical "best practices" document describing sensor deployment for and collection of continuous temperature and flow data at ungaged sites in wadeable streams. This document addresses questions related to equipment needs; configuration, placement, and ins...