Below, please find select publications produced in collaboration with WUCA or including contributions from WUCA members.
- Co-Producing Actionable Science for Water Utilities (2016)
- Colorado River Basin Stakeholders Moving Forward to Address Challenges Identified in the Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study (2015)
- Linking Environmental Research and Practice: Lessons from the Integration of Climate Science and Water Management in the Western United States (2014)
- Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool 2.0 Exercise with Southern Nevada Water Authority (2014)
- Changes in Water Use Under Regional Climate Change Scenarios (2013)
- Summary report of the Climate Change for Effective Resource Management and Public Policy in the Western United States workshop (2013)
- Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study (2012)
- Joint Front Range Climate Change Vulnerability Study (2012)
- Articles on nonstationarity published in Colorado Water: Newsletter of the Water Center of Colorado State University (2010)
- Climate Change in Colorado (2008)
Member agency resources
Central Arizona Project
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
New York Department of Environmental Protection
Philadelphia Water Department
San Diego County Water Authority
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Seattle Public Utilities
Southern Nevada Water Authority
- Colorado River Hydrology Research Symposium (2017)
- Climate Conditions in Clark County, NV (2018)
- Water Resource Plan (2017)
- Climate Change Modeling of Lake Mead: Extrapolating Model Results to Biological Change (2014)
- Modeling Impacts of Climate Change on Lake Mead (2013)
- Modeling Water Quality in Lake Mead: Climate Change, Algal Succession, and Operational Effects (2013)
Tampa Bay Water
- Evaluation of impacts on future climate change and water use scenarios on regional hydrology (2018)
- Florida's Climate: Changes, Variations, & Impacts (2017)
- A Level-of-Service Concept for Planning Future Water Supply Projects under Probabilistic Demand and Supply Framework (2015)
- Innovative Systems-Based Decision Support: Tales for the Real World (2015)
- Recommended Projection of Sea Level Rise in the Tampa Bay Region (2015)
- Reducing bias-corrected precipitation projection uncertainties: a Bayesian-based indicator-weighting approach (2013)
- Tampa Bay Water climate variability and projections on regional water supplies project technical report (2013)
Training materials, conference presentations and forums
Creating Resilient Cities forum
Along with Austin Water and the City's Office of Sustainability, WUCA co-hosted a forum on creating resilient cities on May 2, 2018.
Sessions explored the potential impacts of climate change and climate-related extremes on water utilities and offered examples of effective adaptation solutions from utilities around the nation. View a full video of the forum.
2018 AWWA Sustainable Water Management Conference presentations
WUCA members presented at the 2018 AWWA Sustainable Water Management Conference on March 27 in Seattle, Wash. The sessions provided strategies on how to best prepare and adapt to the critical effects that climate change can have on water systems, and explored innovative approaches utilities have taken to adapt their operations and ensure a sustainable water supply for the future.
- Denver Water: Successful Coproduction and Collaboration
- Portland Water Bureau: Climate Change Resiliency Planning For Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater in Portland, Ore.
- Portland Water Bureau: Water System Resilience in an Uncertain Climate Future
Training Materials: Building Resilience to a Changing Climate
In September 2017, WUCA hosted its first ever free technical training course. Held in Boulder, Colo., the course was attended by 60 drinking water and wastewater utility managers and consultants from across the U.S.
Attendees learned different methods for incorporating climate change information into water resource planning, walked through one method for planning for multiple scenarios, and developed communication strategies to convey concepts to different audiences.
- Welcoming Remarks, Agenda Review, and Participant Introductions
- Climate Adaptation at Denver Water - Laurna Kaatz, Denver Water
- Conquering Climate Change Communication Challenges: What Are Your Challenges? - Karen Raucher, Corona Environmental Consulting, Keely Brooks, Southern Nevada Water Authority
- Training Participant Experience and Challenges - Brad Spangler, Meridian Institute
- Translating Actionable Information - Laurna Kaatz, Denver Water
- Climate Science for Water Professionals - Joel B. Smith, Abt Associates
- Using Climate Change Projections to Understand Uncertainty - Ethan Gutmann, National Center for Atmospheric Research
- Water Utility Climate Adaptation and Resilience Planning: Some Guiding Principles - Joel B. Smith, Abt Associates
- Key Takeaways from Day 1 - Laurna Kaatz, Denver Water, Brad Spangler, Meridian Institute
- Reflections on Day 1 and Review of Day 2 Agenda - Brad Spangler, Meridian Institute
- Methods for Decision Making Under Conditions of Deep Uncertainty - Robert Lempert, RAND
- Robust Decision Making in Metropolitan's IRP - Brad Goshi, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
- Scenario Design: An Accelerated Introduction to Scenario Planning - Laurna Kaatz, Denver Water, Keely Brooks, Southern Nevada Water Authority
- Conquering Climate Change Communication Challengers - Karen Raucher, Corona Environmental Consulting
- Key Takeaways, Reflections, and Wrap-Up - Brad Spangler, Meridian Institute
- Climate Change Communication Strategy Worksheet
Below, please find a list of articles on the subject of climate change.