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CanVis

CanVis is a simple software program that allows users to visualize potential impacts of coastal development or climate change (inundation, SLR) allowing conservation planners and stakeholders to better understand the impacts of their decisions.

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Changing Water Regimes

Impacts of changing water regimes include altered precipitation, altered water levels, and greater flood risk. Together these changes pose management challenges and present conservation opportunities to the land trust community.

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Climate Change and Water

The Climate Change and Water website highlights U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) climate change response actions, regional climate impacts, and additional resources to address climate change impacts to water resources.

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Greater Flood Risk

Because spring is arriving earlier, snow packs are also melting earlier. This means that many streams and rivers are reaching their peak flows earlier in the season, which, coupled with increasing numbers of high flow days, can present greater flood risks.

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Green Infrastructure Mapping Guide

This online, self-guided resource shows spatial analysts how to incorporate green infrastructure into their GIS work to prioritize areas that will help reduce hazard and climate impacts.

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Manage Rivers, Lakes, and Other Freshwater Ecosystems for Climate Change

Due to climate change rising air temperatures are already warming freshwater habitats. Some lakes and streams have already experienced water loss due to summer droughts. These, and other changes, are likely to continue and accelerate in the coming decades, and impact water quality and quantity, with negative implications for freshwater ecosystems and the species that rely on these vulnerable habitats. Despite these challenges, land trusts are well positioned to manage rivers, lakes and other freshwater habitats for the multiple benefits – both ecological and economic – they provide.

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Strengthening Storms

Hurricane strength is influenced by sea surface temperature. As sea surface temperatures rise the number of intense hurricanes is also expected to increase.

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Water Resources

From seeps and springs to rivers, lakes, aquifers, and oceans, water resources refer to sources of water that are useful or potentially useful for humans, as well as hydrologically-dependent ecological systems.

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