The Natural Resources Defense Council released a report July 26 which noted that cities across the U.S. face a range of water-related effects from climate change and need to plan accordingly. The report entitled, “Thirsty for Answers: Preparing for the Water-Related Impacts of Climate Change in American Cities,” profiled 12 cities facing various impacts on their water systems and precipitation patterns. Most cities that have begun to address the water-related effects of climate change have assessed their vulnerabilities but are only now beginning to address them. The report recommended that all cities conduct vulnerability assessments to understand climate related water risks, and it advised specific actions such as developing updated stormwater management plans.