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Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance Climate Partnership: Development of Water Resource Vulnerability Assessments Process and Guidebook

Project Timeline
January 2016 - December 2017

The goal of this project was to build technical capacity for conducting climate vulnerability assessments focused on the tribal water resources of four reservations—Rosebud, Pine Ridge, Standing Rock, and Flandreau—to demonstrate approaches for developing a water resources vulnerability assessment for each tribe; and to build technical capacity to develop their individual tribal climate adaptation plan and integrate it into other key tribal programmatic documents and processes.

For more information, please contact Jason Gerlich (

General Location
Specific Location
South Dakota
Tribal Engagement
Missouri River Basin
Key Partners
Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance
Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Pine Ridge Sioux Tribe
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
Public Health
DEWS Components
Observation & Monitoring
Planning & Preparedness
Communication & Outreach