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EPA Now Accepting Comments on National Water/Climate Change Strategy

EPA has released the Draft "National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change," which describes how EPA's water-related programs plan to address the impacts of climate change and provides long-term visions, goals and strategic actions for the management of sustainable water resources for future generations.

The 2012 Strategy, which builds upon EPA's first climate change andwater strategy released in 2008, focuses on five key areas: infrastructure, watersheds and wetlands, coastal and ocean waters, water quality, and working with Tribes. It also describes geographically-based strategic issues and actions.

EPA will accept public comments on the draft strategy until May 17, 2012.

To read or submit a comment on the Draft "National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change" and to learn more about the climate change impacts on our water resources, visit EPA's new website on climate change and water.