Building a Climate-Ready Regulatory System
Jennifer I Warner
Policy Navigation Group
This research developed (1) a summary of U.S. legislation and regulation that poses constraints to water utilities in reducing greenhouse gas emissions; (2) a summary of unique legislative and regulatory frameworks in other countries and in individual states that could be adapted to the national legislative and regulatory framework; and (3) opportunities for new legislative and regulatory options and flexibility that will help utilities optimize costs and levels of service and reduce environmental impacts. Two publications are available: Building a Climate-Ready Regulatory System (4239) is available as a PDF to the public. An Executive White Paper and Action Plan (4239b) is available in print to Water Research Foundation subscribers and as a PDF to the public. Research partner: AWWA. Published in 2012.