Oct 08, 2009

Watershed Academy Announces Webcast on Climate Change

Webcast on Oct. 27 to address the effects of climate change on water resources

On Oct. 27, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Watershed Academy will present a webcast titled "Working Together to Address the Effects of Climate Change on Water Resources." Climate change is one of EPA’s top priorities, and the agency is working to define strategies and actions to address climate change.

EPA's “National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change,” posted at www.epa.gov/ow/climatechange/strategy.html, provides basic information on climate change, the water-related effects of climate change and the implications for EPA's National Water Program.

EPA’s assistant administrator for water, Michael Shapiro, will participate in the webcast and describe what EPA is doing to address the effects of climate change on water. Other speakers include Karen Metchis, senior climate advisor, EPA's Office of Water, who will discuss how climate is changing and the water-related effects, and Lisa Beever, director, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program in Florida, who will discuss the program's work on developing climate change vulnerability assessments, adaptation plans and indicators under EPA’s Climate Ready Estuary program.

To register, visit www.epa.gov/watershedwebcasts.