Climate Change and its Effect on Future Water Supply Planning

Climate Change and its Effect on Future Water Supply Planning

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), climate change is happening. The Earth is warming, and these rising temperatures are accompanied by changes in weather and climate – two factors that play a very important role in existing and future water supplies. This is why Tampa Bay Water is involved in research to understand climate variability and climate change – to better understand its impact on our existing water supplies and infrastructure, and for future water supply planning.

Friday, October 30, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Tampa Bay Water Hosts Florida Water and Climate Alliance Workshop

Tampa Bay Water Hosts Florida Water and Climate Alliance Workshop

Tampa Bay Water is hosting the Florida Water and Climate Alliance (FloridaWCA) workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

FloridaWCA is a stakeholder-scientist partnership committed to increasing the relevance of climate science data and tools to support decision-making in water source management, planning and supply operations in Florida. FloridaWCA members include the University of Florida Water Institute, Florida State University, three water management districts, and six major public water supply utilities.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Predicting the Impacts of Climate Variability on Florida

Predicting the Impacts of Climate Variability on Florida

Since 2008, Tampa Bay Water has been working nationally and regionally to understand the impacts of climate variability on its water supplies so it can adjust and adapt to meet demand. With half of the region’s supply coming from river water, which is directly linked to rainfall, understanding how climate variability affects supply reliability is crucial to future planning.

Friday, November 01, 2013/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
In Sync with Our Region’s Weather

In Sync with Our Region’s Weather

Tampa Bay Water’s system is unique in that it combines groundwater, desalinated seawater and river water. These different sources allow the utility to operate in sync with the weather—something all Floridians can—and do—practice at home.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Managing Regional Water Supplies in West Central Florida

Managing Regional Water Supplies in West Central Florida

How Tropical Storm Debby Affected the Tampa Bay Region's Water Supply

Tropical Storm Debby reminded us that Florida's public water supply utilities are among the most susceptible in the United States to storm surges due to climate variations.  
Friday, June 29, 2012/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating