NEIWPCC member states have identified climate change, specifically the threats posed by climate change to water resources in the Northeast, as a cross-programmatic priority. Because past and current greenhouse gas emissions have committed the region and the nation to some level of climate change over the next several decades we must as decision-makers deal with the consequences. Informed policies and actions are necessary to not only reduce emissions but to adapt to the consequences of past and present conditions. NEIWPCC will track this issue and keep our member states apprised of all relevant developments.
For more information, contact Nicholas Cohen, coordinator of NEIWPCC's climate change workgroup.
Thirsty For Answers: Preparing For The Water-Related Impacts Of Climate Change In American Cities
By Natural Resources Defense Council
To help cities become more resilient to the rising threats of climate change, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) reviewed more than 75 scientific studies and other reports to summarize the water-related vulnerabilities in 12 cities across the United States.