Water and Climate Change Adaptation
Climate change is having a profound impact on California water resources, as evidenced by changes in snowpack, sea level, and river flows. These changes are expected to continue in the future and more of our precipitation will likely fall as rain instead of snow. This potential change in weather patterns will exacerbate flood risks and add additional challenges for water supply reliability.
Additional Resources on Water Adaptation
- Climate Change and Integrated Regional Water Management Guide
- DWR Announces Climate Change Technical Advisory Group
- Projected Impacts of Climate Change on California Water Resources
- Climate Change Planning in the California Water Plan
- Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for California's Water
- Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Resources for Local and Regional Water Planning
- Climate Change Handbook for Regional Water Planning - a guidebook to incorporating analysis of climate change impacts and greenhouse gas emissions into local and regional planning
- Climate Change Planning for Regional Water Managers
- DWR adopted its own Sustainability Policy to promote a departmental change in the way DWR does business (2009), and established clear and measurable Goals for sustainability implementation (2010).
- California State Climatologist and Statewide Climate Data
- DWR Climate Change Achievements
- DWR Climate News Digest - a monthly summary of the most important news items, journal articles, and reports related to climate change and water