Science Inventory

Stormwater Management In Response To Climate Change Impacts: Lessons From The Chesapeake Bay And Great Lakes Regions (Final Report)


EPA announces the availability of the final report, Stormwater Management in Response to Climate Change Impacts: Lessons from the Chesapeake Bay and Great Lakes Regions, in a May 19, 2016 Federal Register Notice.


U.S. EPA. Stormwater Management In Response To Climate Change Impacts: Lessons From The Chesapeake Bay And Great Lakes Regions (Final Report). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-15/087F, 2015.


EPA and NOAA held workshops with communities from across the Chesapeake and Great Lakes Regions to initiate conversations about how projected climate and land use changes may impact local water conditions and how adaptation actions can be used to address such changes. This report provides a summary of insights gained into how climate change practitioners can most effectively support communities to increase the resiliency of their stormwater systems to climate change.


This report was prepared by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Air, Climate, and Energy (ACE) research program, located within the Office of Research and Development, with support from ICF International. One of the goals of the ACE research program is to provide scientific information and tools to support EPA’s strategic goal of taking action on climate change in a sustainable manner. This report supports that goal by providing insights gleaned from workshops and assessments EPA and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) held with local planners on ways to further the adoption of climate change adaptation practices in stormwater management. Documentation from the workshops formed the basis for assessing common challenges and opportunities across the Chesapeake Bay and Great Lakes regions and for providing specific examples of tools, data, methods, and actions that can be used to address climate change impacts.

The intended audiences for this report are local and state planners and managers engaged in the development and implementation of stormwater management policies and practices, local climate change or sustainability coordinators, or anyone charged with implementing climate change adaptation plans, and scientists working on climate change adaptation specific to stormwater control.

Record Details:

Product Published Date: 05/19/2016
Record Last Revised: 05/19/2016
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 310045