Climate Change (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation [USBR])
This USBR website provides links and general information about climate change impacts.

Climate Change (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA])
An EPA website that provides general information about climate change impacts.
Managed by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), provides science and information for a climate-smart nation. The information is broken down by three categories to serve different audiences:

  1. News & Features is a news site for the science-interested public covering topics in climate science, adaptation, and mitigation.
  2. Maps & Data is a gateway to reusable climate maps and datasets that document various climate conditions. The section aims to serve officials and professionals who need climate data to inform their decisions or compile a climate adaptation report.
  3. Teaching Climate offers learning activities and curriculum materials, multi-media resources, and professional development opportunities for educators who want to incorporate climate science into their work.


Climate Insights 101
This is a short-course series designed to provide users with an in-depth understanding of climate science and related issues. It is produced as a series of modules, each with several animated lessons.

Climate Ready Water Utilities
This EPA website provides resources to assist the water sector (including drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities) in addressing climate change impacts.

Climate Variability and Change Lectures, July 2013
Produced by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), this lesson presents recorded presentations from a five-day live facilitated online course. It provides an extensive background on a range of climate variability and change topics with an emphasis on developing communication skills for challenging climate topics.

Five-Year Average Global Temperature Anomalies from 1880 to 2010
This color-coded animated map developed by NASA, displays a progression of changing global surface temperature anomalies from 1880 through 2010.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
The IPCC is a scientific body under the auspices of the United Nations. It reviews and assesses the most recent scientific, technical, and socio-economic information produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of climate change.

An Introduction to the Downscaled Climate and Hydrology Projections Website
These two videos by UCAR serve as an introduction to the Downscaled Climate and Hydrology Projections website. This website, the result of a collaboration between several federal and non-federal partners, provides access to downscaled climate and hydrology projections for the contiguous United States and parts of Canada and Mexico, derived from contemporary global climate models.

National Climate Assessment (NCA)
The NCA summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. A team of more than 300 experts—guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee—produced the report, which was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the National Academy of Sciences.

National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
NOAA’s NCEI are responsible for hosting and providing public access to one of the most significant archives for environmental data on Earth with over 20 petabytes of comprehensive atmospheric, coastal, oceanic, and geophysical data.

North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP)
NARCCAP is an international program to produce high resolution climate change simulations in order to investigate uncertainties in regional scale projections of future climate and generate climate change scenarios for use in impacts research.

Regional and Global Climate Change: Visualization
This U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) site provides the datasets to assist the science community in conducting studies of climate change impacts at local to regional scales, and to enhance public understanding of possible future climate patterns and climate impacts in their individual neighborhoods and communities.

Sources and Cycles: Balancing Water Needs
Tampa Bay Water Supply Manager, Alison Adams, knows water is precious for the millions of residents who rely on the water agency for drinking water and recreation, and for the region’s natural ecosystems, including wetlands and lakes. Adams and colleagues discuss how their evolving water management approach allows them to balance diverse water needs in the face of often unpredictable water sources and cycles.

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
The toolkit is a website designed to help people find and use tools, information, and subject matter expertise to build climate resilience. It offers information from all across the U.S. federal government in one easy-to-use location.

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit: Water Resources Dashboard
This dashboard provides access to maps and data that can help water resource managers and urban planners monitor the potential for extreme precipitation and drought in their regions.

Water Utility Climate Alliance
Provides leadership and collaboration on climate change issues affecting U.S. water agencies.


Last updated October 2016