U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Reports

GAO reports on Freshwater Availability and Use

May 2014 - The GAO looked at current issues and future projections for freshwater availability and use in the United States. Read the findings in this GAO report, which also details actions taken by states and federal agencies to date, as well as an overview of further steps that federal agencies could take to support water use management. Read the report

GAO report on Climate Change Carbon Offset

Feb. 2011 - The report provides information on key challenges in assessing the quality of different types of offsets and options for addressing key challenges associated with offset quality. This information would be important if the US adopts a program to limit emissions. GAO reviewed relevant literature and interviewed selected experts and stakeholders such as project developers, verifiers, and program officials. However, the report contains no recommendations. Read the report