NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES GAO Report on Adapting to Climate Change Government Accountability Office, Climate Change: Selected Go...

NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES GAO Report on Adapting to Climate Change Government Accountability Office, Climate Change: Selected Governments Have Approached Adaptation Through Laws and Long-Term Plans , Report to the Honorable Matthew Cartwright, House of Representatives, GAO-16-454, May 2016. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-16-454?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery This report focuses on fiscal exposure to climate-related risks and describes (1) how selected governments have approached enhancing resilience to weather-related disasters through climate change adaptation and (2) steps the U.S. government has taken to enhance resilience through climate change adaptation. GAO reviewed literature and government documents; interviewed U.S. and other government officials and stakeholders; and selected a non-generalizable sample of four countries—Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippines, the United Kingdom—and the European Union for further examination, based on criteria including stakeholder recommendations. This study will also be linked on the 2016 Reports and Publications Page of the Sustainable Water Resources Site at https://sites.google.com/site/sustainablewaterresources/">https://sites.google.com/site/sustainablewaterresources/   Tim Smith Sustainable Water Resources Coordinator Government Web Site, http://acwi.gov/ Sustainable Water Resources Site, https://sites.google.com/site/sustainablewaterresources/">https://sites.google.com/site/sustainablewaterresources/