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New Climate Change and Hydrology Literature Syntheses Released

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has released new regional climate change and hydrology literature syntheses for Carribean Region, Great Basin Region, Upper Colorado Region and Upper Mississippi Region.

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Comparison of 2014 Adaptation Plans Released

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has released a Comparison of 2014 Adaptation Plans report prepared in conjunction with Booz Allen Hamilton. This report compares the thirty-eight Adaptation Plans submitted to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in 2014, per the release of the President's Climate Action Plan (PCAP) in June 2013, and Executive Order (EO) 13653, Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change, in November 2013, which brought with them new requirements for agencies to improve climate change preparedness and resilience.

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New Regional Climate Change and Hydrology Literature Syntheses Released

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has released new regional climate change and hydrology literature syntheses for Great Lakes Region, Lower Colorado Region, Mid-Atlantic Region, Rio Grande Region, Souris-Red-Rainy Region and Texas Gulf Region.

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Building Climate Resilience Media Campaign

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Public Affairs Office coordinated a media campaign the week of April 20-24, 2015, focused on Building Climate Resilience. The aim of the campaign was to provide insight into how USACE is mitigating and adapting to changing climate and building resilience.

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USACE Support Enables USGS Climate Product

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has released several products related to coastal landscape response to sea-level rise assessment for the northeastern United States, including a report, website and data tools. The assessment was made using sea-level projections, vertical land movement rates, and elevation and land cover data. Landscape change prediction datasets for the 2020s, 2030s, 2050s and 2080s were developed as part of the project, as well as upcoming decision support tools for land adaptation and management.

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Tennesse Region and Ohio Region Climate Change and Hydrology Literature Syntheses Released

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is increasingly considering potential climate change impacts when undertaking long-term planning, setting priorities and making decisions that affect resources, programs, policies and operations.

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Four Regional Climate Change and Hydrology Literature Syntheses Released

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is increasingly considering potential climate change impacts when undertaking long-term planning, setting priorities and making decisions that affect resources, programs, policies and operations. USACE is undertaking its climate change preparedness and resilience planning and implementation in consultation with internal and external experts using the best available — and actionable — climate science and climate change information.

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Engineering Technical Letter on the Use of Paleoflood Information

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued Engineering Technical Letter ETL 1100-2-2 establishing guidance for the appropriate use of paleoflood analyses and information to support USACE hydrology and hydraulics (H&H) decision making.

Paleohydrology describes the evidence of the movement of water and sediment in stream channels before the time of continuous hydrologic records or direct measurements.

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USACE 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Plan Released

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has released the June 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Plan, prepared in conjunction with the 2014 USACE Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan. The plan, prepared at the direction of the USACE Committee on Climate Preparedness and Resilience (CCPR), describes USACE vision, goals and strategic approaches; progress on priority areas; and how USACE plans, integrates, and evaluates measures to adapt to climate change and increase preparedness and resilience.

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USACE Climate Preparedness and Resilience Policy Statement Signed

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), signed in June 2014 a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Climate Preparedness and Resilience Policy Statement that reaffirms and supersedes the June 3, 2011 Climate Change Adaptation Policy Statement. The updated Policy Statement addresses the new requirements of Executive Order 13653, issued in November 2013. The policy continues to stress the integration of climate change preparedness and resilience planning and actions when undertaking long-term planning, setting priorities and making decisions affecting USACE resources, programs, policies and operations. It also highlights USACE collaboration with internal and external experts to develop and implement plans.

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Procedures to Evaluate Sea Level Change: Impacts, Responses and Adaptation

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) missions, operations, programs and projects must be resilient to coastal climate change effects, beginning with sea level change. USACE has developed a robust approach to sea level change that is flexible enough to incorporate new knowledge and changing conditions.

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New Climate Preparedness and Resilience Community of Practice Established

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACE has established a new Climate Preparedness and Resiliency Community of Practice (CPR CoP) in the Engineering and Construction CoP.

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New Guidance Available for Incorporating Climate Change Impacts to Inland Hydrology in Civil Works Studies, Designs, and Projects

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has released new guidance on how to incorporate climate change information in hydrologic analyses in accordance with the USACE overarching climate change adaptation policy. USACE policy requires consideration of climate change in all current and future studies to reduce vulnerabilities and enhance the resilience of our water-resource infrastructure.

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