Projected Impacts of Climate Change on Water Supplies and Adaptation Strategies in the Pacific Northwest

Global climate change will reveal itself through water by altering hydrologic cycles and increasing the likelihood of more extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts and hot spells. In the Northwest, climate change will present a variety of challenges for communities trying to properly manage and protect their water resources. This presentation from Lorna Stickel of the Portland Water Bureau and the Regional Water Providers Consortium will describe how climate change will impact water supplies in the Northwest and explore different types of adaptation strategies to address these changes and how climate change can be incorporated into planning.