Hydro-Climate Symposium

Oral

394254 - USACE Incorporation of Climate Change Impacts into Water Resources Analysis & Planning

Wednesday, June 6
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Lake Superior B

Scientific evidence shows that in some places, certain variables critical to the design and evaluation of water resources projects are being impacted by climate change and anthropogenic watershed modifications in ways that undermine the assumption of stationarity that is typically applied in hydrologic and hydraulic design and planning practices. To start to address how water resources engineers can incorporate techniques that account for non-stationary hydro-meteorological records into analyses, the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has released revised technical guidance related to the identification of observed changes as well as potential future changes in hydro-climatic conditions. In addition to the written guidance, the USACE has developed web applications that make it easier for water resources professionals to apply the techniques described in the guidance in a technically correct, timely and reproducible manner.
This presentation will focus on an overview of USACE policy and technical guidance related to the incorporation of climate change impacts into hydrologic and hydraulic analysis for both coastal and inland waterways. This will include an overview of Guidance for Detection of Nonstationarities in Annual Maximum Discharges and the Engineering and Construction Bulletin Guidance for Incorporating Climate Change Impacts to Inland Hydrology in Civil Works Studies, Designs, and Projects, as well as the Corps’ engineering regulation Incorporating Sea Level Change in Civil Works Projects. The presentation will focus on providing the audience with the necessary knowledge to apply the guidance and associated web applications to engineering applications.

Chanel Mueller

Hydraulic Engineer
USACE

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Will Veatch

USACE

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