NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES   Advisory Committee on Water Information, Looking Forward: Priorities for Managing Freshwater Re...

NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES   Advisory Committee on Water Information, Looking Forward: Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate, National Action Plan Update , Draft for Public Comment, Water Resources and Climate Change Workgroup, May 18, 2016.   The Workgroup is accepting comments through July 15, 2016; please send your comments and questions to: water_climate_change@epa.gov.   http://acwi.gov/climate_wkg/iwrcc/nap_refresh_pub_comment_draft-05182016.pdf">http://acwi.gov/climate_wkg/iwrcc/nap_refresh_pub_comment_draft-05182016.pdf   As background, the Water Resources and Climate Change Workgroup is composed of more than a dozen agencies that have been working together on climate change adaptation since 2009. This document updates the 2011 National Action Plan. Agency co-chairs include Council on Environmental Quality, U.S. Geological Survey, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and participating agencies include Army Corps of Engineers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of the Interior, FEMA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.   The National Action Plan: Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate   (NAP) was published in 2011 as the product of the Federal interagency Water Resources and  Climate Change Workgroup. Since then, member agencies have worked together  to make notable progress in advancing understanding of climate change impacts on water  resources and developing information and new approaches to adapt to these changes.  Meanwhile, the Nation has witnessed the effects of more intense storms, drought, and  unseasonable weather that is causing significant damage to property and loss of life.  Consequently, interest in building greater resilience to extreme weather phenomena and other  impacts of a changing climate has grown among state, tribal and local communities.   This draft document is not an inventory of the wide range of activity underway among water resources agencies throughout the Federal government; rather, it focuses on the highest priority actions that the Workgroup member agencies are planning to address in the next several years.   This report 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/