Thursday, February 12, 2009

Climate Change and Water Resources

On January 29, 2008 the Santa Clara Valley Water District's (SCVWD) Board of Directors hosted a special meeting and work study session to explore climate change, its potential local impacts, and policy implications.

One of the outcomes was the adoption of a resolution stating that the SCVWD will "apply understanding of climate change and climate change impacts as appropriate in water supply plans, flood management project plans, asset management and infrastructure plans, CEQA assessments and EIRs, energy management plans, business plans, and strategic plans". It also states that the SCVWD "will strive to minimize its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, work with the community to reduce its GHG emissions related to utilization and management of water resources and enhance community understanding of climate change".

They have posted materials from their meeting here:

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