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Adapt to Climate Change

In July 2014, I participated in the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association’s Climate Change Lectures: Adapting the Watershed.  Preparing the presentation gave me the opportunity to think about our work in the context of climate change.  One thing we do know is that the Northeast has experienced an increase in extreme weather events – the wets are wetter and the drys are drier.

Many of the best practices for water quality protection are best practices for preparing for and adapting to the effects of climate change.  For example, what you can do to:

Here’s my presentation to the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association, Water: Too Much or Too Little?  What you can do to protect and conserve.

Resources

RI’s Climate Change – RI’s Climate Change Collaborative website

Adapting to Climate Change in the Ocean State – RI Climate Change Commission, 2012 Progress Report

Climate Change and Rhode Island – RI Department of Environmental Management

Ensuring Safe Water for Rhode Island’s Future – RI Department of Health

URI’s Cooperative Extension Climate Change Efforts

National Climate Assessment 2014

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 5th Assessment Report

Rain Ready

Think Big We Do

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