Regional Climate Change Impacts on Water Utilities

Potomac River Basin Drinking Water Source Protection Partnership

At the 2011 Annual Meeting, experts discussed expected climate change impacts for water utilities in the region and tools available to help utilities adapt to the changes. Presentations and additional information are below.

Land Use, Climate Change, and Contaminants in Streams: Implications for Drinking Water
Dr. Sujay S. Kaushal, Department of Geology &  Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center,  University of Maryland, College Park

Global and Regional Modeling: Extreme Events And Water Resources
Dr. Raghu Murtugudde, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science and Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland, College Park; and Chesapeake Bay Forecast System Project

Adaptation Strategies for Water Utilities
John Whitler, Amy Posner, and Matt Ampleman, Water Security Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency