West-wide Climate Risk Assessments
The West-wide Climate Risk Assessments (WWCRA) are a complementary activity with the Basin Studies and the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives within the WaterSMART Initiative, in accordance with Secretarial Order 3289 (pdf - 83 KB), and meet the authorizations of the Secure Water Act. As a whole, these three activities represent a comprehensive approach to incorporate the best available science into planning activities for climate change adaptation planning. Together, they represent a continuum of activities within the context of climate change adaptation as depicted by Figure 1.
The West-wide Climate Risk Assessments will assess impacts to water supplies and demands on a reconnaissance level and include a baseline risk and impact assessment. The assessments establish a foundation for more in-depth analyses and the development of adaptation options through Basin Studies, operations planning, or any other activity that can benefit from the assessments.
Sacramento and San Joaquin Basins Climate Impact Assessment
Upper Rio Grande Impact Assessment
SECURE Water Report
Last updated: 9/22/14