Login Event Calendar Careers About NACCHO Contact Us Site Map

Dear Visitor,

You have reached the archived version of NACCHO's website. As of February 1, 2016, the content on this site will no longer be updated and may contain outdated information. To see NACCHO's most recent and updated content, please visit our new site at www.naccho.org.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at support@naccho.org.


Return to Toolbox Main.

Climate Change Handbook for Regional Water Planning


The Climate Change Handbook for Regional Water Planning provides a framework for considering climate change in water management planning. Key decision considerations, resources, tools, and decision options are presented that will guide resource managers and planners as they develop means of adapting their programs to a changing climate.  
The Climate Change Handbook for Regional Water Planning uses the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) planning framework as a model into which analysis of climate change impacts and planning for adaptation and mitigation can be integrated.
The Handbook includes:

• The science of climate change, tools and links;
• Evaluating the energy-water connection and greenhouse gas emissions;
• Assessing regional vulnerability to climate change;
• Measuring regional impacts;
• Evaluating projects, resource management strategies, and Integrated Regional Water Management Plans with respect to climate change;
• Implementing and quantifying uncertainty; and
• Case studies illustrating a range of climate change adaptation and mitigation issues within and outside of California.


Primary Toolkit:

Climate Change Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Adaptation, Assessment, Climate, Environmental Health, Evaluation, Mitigation, Risk Communication, Vulnerable Populations, Water Quality


Institutional Author:

CA Department of Water Resources





Five most recent user comments

5 Stars of 5 - Extremely Useful
By Sandy Van Sant
uses CA planning framework as a model; appears to be an excellent tool for water-related planning

The NACCHO Toolbox is a repository of available resources to help local public health practitioners. Tools are produced by local, state, and federal agencies, as well as academic institutions and other stakeholders. The contents of this Toolbox are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect any official recommendations of NACCHO. NACCHO makes no express or implied warranty with respect to the contents and disclaims liability for any damages arising from or connected to the use of the material in this Toolbox.