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.
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