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July 03
Planning Resilient Water Systems: County Case Studies

Written by Alyssum Pohl, NOAA Digital Coast Fellow​


The first publication in our three-part series on coastal resiliency is now available.  “Planning Resilient Water Systems: County Case Studi​es” shares two examples of counties that have experienced negative effects of poor water quality and are now striving to reverse this course.  

Water quality standards measure three important features: how safe the water is for human contact, how safe it is for drinking and the health of an ecosystem.  A critical component of community resilience is responsible stewardship of our water bodies, which are vital resources for human, economic and ecological health.  

Both Bucks County, Pa. and Suffolk County, N.Y. have created detailed plans to guide future water quality improvements through sediment reduction and wastewater management, respectively.  In each case, the counties have found that partnerships have been key components for achieving success. 

Keep an eye out for future coastal resiliency publications that will focus on case studies about severe weather and climate change adaptation as well as ecosystem management. ​ 


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