U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the world's largest public engineering, design and construction management agency. Involved with dams, canals, and flood protection across the country, the USACE provides 24% of U.S. hydropower capacity. The USACE also provides a wide range of public works and outdoor recreation opportunities to the public, and supports the Department of Defense throughout the world.
Climate change has the potential to affect all of the missions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The USACE climate and global change adaptation goal is to develop practical, nationally consistent and regionally tailored, legally justifiable and cost-effective adaptation measures, both structural and nonstructural, that will reduce vulnerabilities and improve resilience to these challenges.
The current USACE Policy Statement calls for integrating climate change adaptation into all that USACE does. It establishes the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works as the Agency official responsible for ensuring implementation of all aspects of this policy. Through this Policy, USACE establishes the USACE Climate Change Adaptation Steering Committee to oversee and coordinate agency-wide climate change adaptation planning and implementation.
For additional information, the USACE Responses to Climate Change Program can also be found as an additional resource in this clearinghouse.