Climate Impacts

Brian Swett, Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space for the city of Boston, talks about maintaining the city's historic heritage while planning for the future.

June 2013

  • Tampa Bay Water provides safe, potable drinking water to 2.3 million people in the Tampa Bay region.  But future availability of surface water can be hard to predict, and drought is a recurring challenge there.  The water utility managers are increasingly using seasonal climate forecasts to track climate variability, which helps them better plan their water supply and reduce their vulnerability to seasonal climate impacts.