September 2016: Watershed Watch

What does water mean to you?

Carsey School New Research

Water Concerns Unite Citizen Activists: A Community Rights Movement Transcends Party, Age & Gender
By UNH Carsey School of Public Policy

This study focuses on an instance of sustained local activism in which citizens in three New Hampshire communities mobilized to protect community groundwater against threats from commercial use. A key finding – Unlike other natural resource and environmental issues, threats to community water precipitate a high level of concern and activism, even among those lacking prior experience with environmental or political protest.

Explore the Perspective Key Findings HERE.
Download the full brief HERE.



New Report
Climate Change Indicators in the United States: 2016 
By US EPAThe Earth’s climate is changing. Temperatures are rising, snow and rainfall patterns are shifting, and more extreme climate events – like heavy rainstorms and record high temperatures – are already happening. Many of these observed changes are linked to the rising levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, caused by human activities.

EPA partners with more than 40 data contributors from various government agencies, academic institutions, and other organizations to compile a key set of indicators related to the causes and effects of climate change. The indicators are published in EPA’s report, Climate Change Indicators in the United States.

CLICK HERE to explore the website and all the indicators. 

PREP is part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Estuary Program, a joint program between local, state and federal agencies established under the Clean Water Act with the goal of protecting and enhancing nationally significant estuarine resources. PREP is supported in part by an EPA matching grant and is housed within the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering at the University of New Hampshire.