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Perspectives and Guidance for Climate Change Analysis

The California Department of Water Resources prepared a report on Perspectives and Guidance for Climate Change Analysis in August 2015 with the help of the Climate Change Technical Advisory Group (CCTAG). CTAG is a 14-member scientific advisory group formed in 2012. The Perspectives and Guidance for Climate Change Analysis includes consistent methods and development strategies for climate change adaptation within the Department of Water Resources’ planning and projects. Over the last three years, the CCTAG’s diverse team of scientists and professionals has weighed different alternatives and approaches for dealing with various climate change scenarios.

This technical report is a collection of the CCTAG’s perspectives and findings from 2012-2015, including interpretation of scientific information produced by the National Climate Assessment and the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This guidance has many applications and will benefit a number of state programs, such as the California Water Plan, the Governor’s Water Action Plan, and integrated regional water management. California faces a myriad of hydrological changes in the coming years, and the guidance of the CCTAG will help California’s water sector to transition to more sustainable resource management.

Post last edited on: 2015 October 02

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