EPA Offers Numerous Climate-Related Tools and Opportunities

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The following offers a range of tools, videos, and workgroup initiatives of interest to states and water utilities in their collective efforts to become more climate aware and better prepared for extreme weather events.  All of the resources below can be accessed here:   www.epa.gov/climatereadyutilities

Video

EPA has posted a video online featuring the Waynesboro Water System of Tennessee, which illustrates the system’s efforts to become more climate ready and showcases the adaptive measures implemented to build resilience during extreme events.

Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) 2.0 Highlights

In February 2013, EPA and the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) conducted a CREAT 2.0 assessment of overall risks to the SNWA system and identified opportunities for adaptation. Focus areas included drought, population growth, and short-term and long-term adaptation packages, such as demand management and aquifer recharge.  A report documenting the process and lessons learned with SNWA is available now…

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