Watershed Modeling to Assess the Sensitivity of Streamflow, Nutrient, and Sediment Loads to Potential Climate Change and Urban Development in 20 U.S. Watersheds

2014 Special Cyberseminar

Presenter(s):
Thomas Johnson / EPA

Talk Description:

Dr. Johnson will discuss the release of the final report released by EPA this fall. From the release:  “There is growing concern about the potential effects of climate change on water resources. To develop this report, watershed modeling was conducted in 20 large U.S. watersheds to characterize the sensitivity of streamflow, nutrient (nitrogen and phosphorus), and sediment loading to a range of plausible mid-21st century climate change and urban development scenarios. The report also provides an improved understanding of methodological challenges associated with integrating existing tools (e.g., climate models, downscaling approaches, and watershed models) and data sets to address these scientific questions. To view the study and related links, visit: http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/global/recordisplay.cfm?deid=256912.”

Hosted by Roy Haggerty, Tom Meixner, and Patrick Belmont, members of the Water, Sustainability and Climate (WSC) community. Presented by Dr. Thomas Johnson, EPA Office of Research and Development