RCAP Database | Water Supply, Management and Infrastructure: WS-12

Foster the development and exchange of new information, methods and technical capabilities to address key questions of concern related to climate variability and sea level rise to support management decisions:

  • Assess impacts of observed and predicted climate variability and sea level rise on the frequency, duration, and intensity of flooding as a result of extreme tidal excursions, storm surge, and 100-year storm events, and where impacts are likely to be greatest.
  • Examine the effects of climate change on water availability and groundwater vulnerability due to sea level rise, and predicted changes in precipitation and evapotranspiration patterns and rates.
  • Establish a venue for a periodic exchange of ideas between resource managers, policy makers, and researchers.
Planning Horizon: 
Short (0-5 years)
Potential Partners: 
SFWMD, County and Municipal Agencies, Drainage/Water Control Districts, Academic Institutions
Potential Funding Sources: 
FEMA, USGS, NOAA
Estimated Resources Required: 
Funds may be needed to undertake/impro ve assessments, including advanced modeling, depending on the community through more accurate representation of existing infrastructure and refined grid.
Milestone Progress: 
Development and application of improved hydrologic models with integration of sea level rise and other climate variables. Report and present findings. Coordinate regional climate/water workshops or conferences.