Coastal Adaptation Toolkit

You will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.Selected resources about coastal areas and watersheds for practitioners and environmental professionals. Those with a less technical interest in climate change adaptation might want to start with the resources listed in the "General interest" section.
On this page:

Some of the following links exit the site Exit

General interest

National Climate Assessment

The U.S. Global Change Research Program develops the National Climate Assessment, which assesses the science of climate change and its impacts across the United States, now and throughout this century. If you are looking for one resource that describes climate change effects in sectors and regions, and discusses response strategies, then this document is recommended. Parts of the NCA are referenced in other sections of this webpage.

How much change?

Change so far

Future projections

Sea level rise inundation viewers

What will the impacts be for watersheds and coastal areas?

Climate Ready Estuaries resources

USGCRP Synthesis and Assessment Products

EPA Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation, by sector

National Climate Assessment, sector chapters

National Climate Assessment, region chapters

What adaptation options are there?

Climate Ready Estuaries resources

USGCRP Synthesis and Assessment Products

Additional sources for adaptation actions

Planning frameworks

Risk-based planning at the watershed or community scale

Climate smart conservation

Using expert judgment

Species, site or sector planning

Adaptation clearinghouses

Top of Page