EPA released the Draft “National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change,”

Draft EPA National Water Program 2012 Climate Strategy

On April 3, EPA released the Draft “National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change,” which describes how EPA’s water-related programs plan to address the impacts of climate change and provides long-term visions, goals, and strategic actions for the management of sustainable water resources for future generations.

The 2012 strategy, which builds upon EPA’s first climate change and water strategy released in 2008, focuses on five key areas: infrastructure, watersheds and wetlands, coastal and ocean waters, water quality, and working with Tribes. It also describes geographically based strategic issues and actions.

EPA will accept public comments on the draft strategy until May 17, 2012.