RCAP Database | Water Supply, Management and Infrastructure: WS-1

Develop local and, where appropriate, regional inventories of existing potable water supply delivery and collection systems, vulnerable wellfields, wastewater collection and/or treatment infrastructure, septic tanks/drainfields, and stormwater drainage and treatment facilities; assess the potential impact from climate change of each component; and develop different climate change scenarios and adaptation strategies for high-risk utilities and/or infrastructure which may require replacement, reinforcement, or relocation to ensure the long term viability of the system (e.g., modified site, depth, elevation, materials, or connection requirements).

Planning Horizon: 
Short (0-5 years)
Potential Partners: 
SFWMD, County and Municipal Planning Authorities, Utilities, Drainage Districts
Potential Funding Sources: 
NOAA, FEMA, US EPA, USGS, FDEP, FDEO, SFWMD, AWWA
Estimated Resources Required: 
Funds for water management and water supply infrastructure
Milestone Progress: 
Create and map an infrastructure inventory Develop and apply saltwater and hydrologic models Identify and assess vulnerable infrastructure Prepare an infrastructure specific adaptation plan

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