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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...
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 ...
National Stormwater Calculator User's Guide - Version 1.2
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Apr 17, 2017]
The National Stormwater Calculator is a simple to use tool for computing small site hydrology for any location within the US. It estimates the amount of stormwater runoff generated from a site under different development and control scenarios over a long term period of historica...
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...
Risk Analysis of Near-Coastal Species of the U.S. Pacific Coast: Case Study Comparing Risks Associated with Two Future Climate Scenarios
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Nov 30, 2017]
Fundamental questions for climate change policy and adaptation strategies are to what extent does ecological risk change under different climate scenarios and how do any changes in risk vary among taxa and geographically. To evaluate these questions, we developed a rule-based fra...
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 & ...
Assessing Hydrologic Impacts of Future Land Cover Change Scenarios in the South Platte River Basin (CO, WY, & NE)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Dec 04, 2014]
Long-term land-use and land cover change and their associated impacts pose critical challenges to sustaining vital hydrological ecosystem services for future generations. In this study, a methodology was developed to characterize hydrologic impacts from future urban growth throug...
Potential Climate-Induced Runoff Changes and Associated Uncertainty in Four Pacific Northwest Estuaries
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 14, 2012]
As part of a larger investigation into potential impacts of climate change on estuarine habitats in the Pacific Northwest (PNW), we estimated changes in freshwater inputs into four estuaries. These were the Coquille River estuary, the South Slough of Coos Bay, and the Yaquina Bay...
EPA U.S. Nine-region MARKAL DATABASE, DATABASE DOCUMENTATION
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Apr 01, 2014]
The evolution of the energy system in the United States is an important factor in future environmental outcomes including air quality and climate change. Given this, decision makers need to understand how a changing energy landscape will impact future air quality and contribute ...
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments: Four Case Studies of Water Utility Practices (External Review Draft)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Aug 20, 2010]
EPA has released this draft document solely for the purpose of pre-dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy ...
Assessing Hydrologic Impacts of Future Land Cover Change Scenarios in the San Pedro River (U.S./Mexico)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Jun 24, 2013]
Long-term land-use and land cover change and their associated impacts pose critical challenges to sustaining vital hydrological ecosystem services for future generations. In this study, a methodology was developed to characterize hydrologic impacts from future urban growth throug...
BASINS and WEPP Climate Assessment Tools (CAT): Case Study Guide to Potential Applications (External Review Draft)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Aug 01, 2012]
This draft report supports application of two recently developed water modeling tools, the BASINS and WEPP climate assessment tools. The report presents a series of short case studies designed to illustrate the capabilities of these tools for conducting scenario based assessments...
ESTIMATION OF INFILTRATION RATE IN THE VADOSE ZONE: APPLICATION OF SELECTED MATHEMATICAL MODELS - VOLUME II
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Feb 21, 1998]
Movement of water into and through the vadose zone is of great importance to the assessment of contaminant fate and transport, agricultural management, and natural resource protection. The process of water movement is very dynamic, changing dramatically over time and space. Inf...
MARKAL SCENARIO ANALYSES OF TECHNOLOGY OPTIONS FOR THE ELECTRIC SECTOR: THE IMPACT ON AIR QUALITY
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 30, 2006]
This report provides a general overview of EPA’s national MARKAL database and energy systems model and compares various scenarios to a business as usual baseline scenario. Under baseline assumptions, total electricity use increases 1.3% annually until 2030. Annual growth in ele...
Case study applications of the BASINS climate assessment tool (CAT)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Nov 24, 2010]
This EPA report will illustrate the application of different climate assessment capabilities within EPA’s BASINS modeling system for assessing a range of potential questions about the effects of climate change on streamflow and water quality in different watershed settings and us...