This lesson describes a common approach used by the United States Bureau of Reclamation to scope a study on integrating climate change information into water resources management and planning. Learners will become familiar with the types of questions that must be addressed for considering climate change impacts when scoping their study. Examples are given for several different water resources mission areas. Note that this is the second of a two lesson series, the first one is titled, "Climate and Water Resources Management, Part 1: Climate Variability and Change."
Explain how climate change and its impacts relate to various program and mission areas within water resources development and management organizations
Describe a common approach for scoping studies about water resources planning and management that takes climate change into account
Describe why climate change integration approaches may need to consider decision-making under multiple climate change futures
List the three primary scoping questions for integrating climate change into water resources planning and management
Describe examples of what to consider when answering the three scoping questions (what is relevant, reliable, and practical)
Identify data and tools that are available to support the integration of climate change into water resources planning and management
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