Utilities Use CREAT to Compare Threats & Consequences

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EPA’s Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) is risk assessment software that assists drinking water and wastewater utility owners and operators in understanding potential climate change impacts and in assessing the related risks at their utilities. CREAT allows users to evaluate potential impacts of climate change on their utility and to evaluate adaptive options to address these impacts using both traditional risk assessment and scenario-based decision making.

EPA has been piloting CREAT with utilities – large and small, drinking water and wastewater – around the nation.  Check out this summary CREAT Application by Utilities to see how 10 utilities that participated in the pilot used CREAT to meet their own individual needs.

CREAT can be useful for utilities who are just beginning to consider how climate change will impact them and would like to learn more about the threats they should be concerned with.  CREAT can also be helpful…

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