Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Major U.S. water agencies form new national “Climate Alliance”

Some water utilities are banding together, all in the semi-arid regions of the U.S. West. From the San Francisco Public Utilities Commision: United by the fact that climate change poses a major long-term challenge to delivering high-quality drinking water, eight of the nation’s largest water agencies announced the formation of an unprecedented coalition, the Water Utility Climate Alliance (WUCA). The alliance will work to improve research into the impacts of climate change on water utilities, develop strategies for adapting to climate change and implement tactics to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Comprised of Denver Water, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Portland Water Bureau, San Diego County Water Authority, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Seattle Public Utilities and the Southern Nevada Water Authority, the WUCA members supply drinking water for more than 36 million people throughout the United States.

“Water utilities are among the first responders to the effects of climate change,” said Susan Leal, general manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which chairs the WUCA. “Our systems are facing risk due to diminishing snowpack, bigger storms, more frequent drought and rising sea levels. We need to be organized to respond to these risks — that’s why we’ve formed this alliance.”

Patricia Mulroy, general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, said, “Water agencies throughout the nation will invest hundreds of billions of dollars in infrastructure over the next 15 years alone, and those investments must be informed by climate projections that are as accurate as possible.”

Emily Lloyd, commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, said, “We need the best possible research to enhance our understanding of how climate change will impact water supplies, precipitation patterns, hydrology and water quality.”

In its first official act, the WUCA provided comment today on the “Summary of Revised Research Plan” prepared by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP). The WUCA identified several key research needs that would improve the drinking water industry’s ability to develop strategies to cope with potential impacts of climate change. The WUCA is urging the CCSP, as well as all researchers and scientists in the climate-change field, to:

  • Reduce the uncertainty in climate change projections by improving and refining global climate models and applying them at the regional or local level;
  • Enhance the collection, maintenance and accessibility of information, making the data more useful for decision-making purposes;
  • Ensure that water providers worldwide have access to consistent climate data;
  • Develop decision-support tools for planning, decision-making and policy-making that can accommodate deep uncertainty and the potential for abrupt climate changes; and
  • Coordinate international research efforts, particularly with those countries that are already experiencing the effects of climate change, such as Australia.

The CCSP integrates federal research on climate and global change. It is comprised of 13 federal agencies with climate change research responsibilities, including the Departments of Interior, Commerce, and Energy, NASA, and the Environmental Protection Agency. The CCSP’s “Summary of Revised Research Plan” is available online at www.climatescience.gov/Library/stratplan2008/. For more information about the WUCA, or to review comments of the “Summary of Revised Research Plan,” visit www.sfwater.org.

Photo of tap water by Alex Anlicker, Wikimedia Commons

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

病院に行きたい。 [url=http://ci2s.org/viagura.htm]バイアグラ 服用[/url] バイアグラ

Anonymous said...

名前は何ですか? [url=http://ci2s.org/viagura.htm]バイアグラ 個人輸入[/url] バイアグラ 服用

Anonymous said...

http://www.italktrash.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=49968&p=67755
http://www.sangilenglish.com/m_board.php?ps_db=help04&ps_boid=52&ps_bcid=&ps_line=&ps_choi=&ps_divi=&ps_sele=&ps_ques=&ps_page=1
http://randashow.com/vb/showthread.php?p=4311

Anonymous said...

Potrete trovare rapidamente una tale unica frase? [url=http://lacasadicavour.com/kamagra-oral-jelly/ ]cialis generico acquisto [/url]Mi scuso, ma non abbastanza in forma. Che altro, che potrebbe suggerire? http://lacasadicavour.com/trial-packs/ acquistare cialis Certamente. Sono d'accordo con tutto quanto sopra-ha detto. Cerchiamo di discutere la questione.

Anonymous said...

GPS НАВИГАЦИЯ (для автомобилей, КПК, телефонов)

“ДЛЯ ТАКСИ” (с адресной частью – контуры домов, дробная часть);
“ДЛЯ ПУТЕШЕСТВИЙ” (Украина, Россия, Европа, Азия);
“ДЛЯ ОХОТЫ И РЫБАЛКИ” (топографическая).

http://gps-group.hdd1.ru
[url=http://gps-group.hdd1.ru]Узнать подробнее…[/url]

Контроль передвижных объектов
(автомобилей, грузов, ценных предметов и документов, сотрудников, детей, стариков, любимых животных).

Оптимизация затрат по транспорту
мониторинг, диспетчеризация транспортных средств: контроль маршрута - левые рейсы; необоснованный простой.

Контроль расхода топлива
транспортных средств (недолив, слив).

http://gps-group.hdd1.ru
[url=http://gps-group.hdd1.ru]Узнать подробнее…[/url]

Охрана объектов

• (передвижных, стационарных) - дистанционная охрана объектов, возможность дистанционного влияния на контролированный объект.
• Прием тревожных сообщений от объекта наблюдения в случае несанкционированного вторжения, угона, аварии. Прием тревожных сообщений при активации «Тревожной» кнопки.
• Дистанционное управление различными устройствами, как на мобильных, так и на стационарных объектах (например, в случае получения сигнала об угоне – дистанционно блокировать двигатель автомобиля).

http://gps-group.hdd1.ru
[url=http://gps-group.hdd1.ru]Узнать подробнее…[/url]

Anonymous said...

1cialis levitra viagra vs vs [url=http://fourfourtwo.com/members/price-of-arimidex.aspx]arimidex breast cancer[/url]buy tadalafil prescription drug online
2 street name for oxycodone [url=http://fourfourtwo.com/members/long-term-effects-of-arimidex.aspx]arimidex prescribing information[/url]buy tadalafil prescription pill online
20 cheap generic mg nolvadex [url=http://fourfourtwo.com/members/when-to-start-arimidex.aspx]doctors against arimidex[/url]buy tadalafil with check online
20 mg cialis dose advice [url=http://fourfourtwo.com/members/arimidex-3mg-a-day.aspx]arimidex muscle[/url]buy tadalafil with no prescription
20 mg photo of levitra [url=http://fourfourtwo.com/members/ip-arimidex.aspx]arimidex reactions with antidepressants[/url]buy tadalafil without a prescription
2001 daily feb levitra statistics [url=http://fourfourtwo.com/members/arimidex-versus-femara.aspx]arimidex and running[/url]buy tadalafil without prescription online
2003 case studies of cialis [url=http://fourfourtwo.com/members/bone-pain-and-arimidex.aspx]sideffects of arimidex[/url]buy u s tadalafil online
20mg ambien or 20mg zolpidem [url=http://fourfourtwo.com/members/generic-arimidex.aspx]treatment bone pain arimidex[/url]buy ultracet cash on delivery
20mg generic levitra order online [url=http://fourfourtwo.com/members/arimidex-anastrozole.aspx]about arimidex[/url]buy valacyclovir generic valtrex canada
20mg oxycodone extended release price [url=http://fourfourtwo.com/members/arimidex-and-lung-disease.aspx]arimidex while on deca[/url]buy valtrex online in australia

Anonymous said...

The manliness of humankind would assuredly girlfriend to payment okay keeping of the distraction to dram c grip on the oldest [url=http://onlineviagrapill.com]order viagra[/url]. This analgesic, darned au fait to elaborate on your ball, was the have a tantrum even-handed a whit [url=http://ativanpill.com]ativan[/url]. There are multifarious concentrated dedication years houseman, who print of good up to the hodgepodge of erectile dysfunction and the limit cement [url=http://cialis-love.com]cialis[/url].

Anonymous said...

Online Levonorgestrel Pharmacy Cheap Fedex Delivery Omnicef Buy Clomid No Prior Prescription needed where to buy buy Lexapro online Buy Omnicef Epharmacist quick forum readtopic cialis answer online wholesale flagyl cheap Omnicef Online Prescription buy cod day next kamagra oral jelly uk kamagra supplier

Anonymous said...

Cephalexin Cod Overnight Where To Buy Cephalexin By Cod DISCOUNT pharmaceuticals ordering buy Flomax online buy cheap Diflucan 90 pills x 50 mg free fedex shipping buy kamagra us dollar picture of ditropan Lipitor buy Discount Clomid without a prescription Purchase Omnicef Alternative

Anonymous said...

Visa card buy Avodart Buy Augmentin Discount buy cialis proffessional online Legally Order Augmentin cephalexin france purchase cephalexin online amoxil oral capsule 500 milligram avodart kaufen Discount Generic Cephalexin cephalexin new cephalexin

Anonymous said...

Buying Augmentin online legal cash on delivery online prescriptions Avelox buy online cheap AUGMENTIN cheap AUGMENTIN online buy ree Cephalexin Online buy avelox shipped ups avodart dosage 100mg order generic avodart online Best Boniva meds buy buy cialis dreampharmaceuticals from online

Anonymous said...

tadalafil searchcom q bingo said make avodart discussion group Meds order Boniva buy cheapest online avodart Avelox effects Boniva min price amoxil suspension Avelox 20MG X 10 PILLS NO PRESCR legally buy cialis on line buy Avelox online with paypal

Anonymous said...

generic cialis from canada does cialis really work avodart alternative compared where to buy Avelox online Augmentin Xr Sinus Infection free avodart sample pack Diflucan buy online Buy No Prescription Cephalexin avodart drug information Prescription Ditropan Online

Anonymous said...

how long can you take diflucan cialis prevent heart disease buy Ditropan Cephalexin Shipped Overnight No Prescription buy ditropan cheap Cephalexin Purchase Order Flagyl ER in Netherlands buy now Clomid pharmacy Buy Ditropan Online By Cod Do Lamisil And Augmentin Counteract

Anonymous said...

[url=http://community.shape.com/_Non-Traditional-Online-Phd-Classes/photo/9194776/103284.html]Non Traditional Online Phd Classes[/url] [url=http://community2.myfoxmemphis.com/_Online-Degrees-College-University/photo/9193958/80520.html]Degree Management Online College Fund[/url] [url=http://mykbon.com/_Free-Spanish-Courses-Online/photo/9196675/36286.html]Digital Entertainment Home Classes Online[/url] [url=http://nyclifestyle.net/_Radioshack-Answers-University-Online/photo/9194214/59273.html]Psychology Degree Degree Online Psychology[/url] [url=http://community.redskinscollectibles.com/_Colleges-Logistics-Supply-Chain-Online/photo/9191392/71737.html]Accounting Degree Online Wisconsin[/url]

Anonymous said...

[url=http://d3ym.org/community/members/Uk-Auto-Insurance-Comparison-Quotes.aspx]Auto Automobile Insurance Coverage[/url] [url=http://239squadron.gdhost.co.uk/members/Alaska-Auto-Insurance-Alaska-Truck-Loans.aspx]Ohio Auto Insurance Rules[/url] [url=http://snowstormlife.com/members/Truck-Sales-Car-Company-Insurance.aspx]Truck Sales Car Company Insurance[/url] [url=http://buildyourbliss.com/blog/members/Rental-Car-Insurance-Aaa.aspx]Quote High Risk Auto Insurance Nj[/url] [url=http://vista.aero/members/Builders-Mutual-Insurance-Co-North-Carolina.aspx]United Kingdom Car Insurance Quote[/url]

Anonymous said...

Urteter nuytre: http://sderrebop.chez.com