The WaterRF Climate Change Clearinghouse includes an inventory, or “map,” of climate change research programs relevant to the water sector. This map includes research programs conducted by governmental research and regulatory agencies, municipalities, academic research institutes, and nongovernmental organizations and foundations. While this section does not contain every research program dedicated to climate change, it does summarize research efforts that are relevant to water utility and water resource management issues.
The research programs are presented in a tabular format configured to highlight aspects of each effort that are specifically relevant to the water utility community. In addition to providing basic information about each program, the table classifies each effort in terms of program type (e.g., Federal, State, Foundation/NGO, etc.) and provides a concise analysis of how research activities are pertinent to water utilities. Importantly, the table also highlights water community stakeholder needs addressed by research activities and the geographic focus (if any) of each program.
You (the user) can utilize the features of this table to find research program outputs that best match your information needs. For example, you can search this table for a research program that focuses on climate change dynamics in the geographic region most relevant to your utility. Or you can search the table in terms of stakeholder needs addressed by each program. This will allow you to find a program and access research outputs that address issues your utility is facing.
Once you find a program that you would like to learn more about, simply click the link in the “URL” column to access the program’s Website.