EPA Water Utility Climate Resilience Pilots Announced
November 24, 2014
EPA has announced that it will provide up to $600,000 in training and technical assistance to help drinking water, wastewater and stormwater utilities in more than 20 communities bolster their climate change resilience and readiness These communities will participate in a multi-year pilot program using EPA’s Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) software that helps users identify assets, threats and adaptation options to help reduce risk from climate change such as droughts, more intense and frequent storms, flooding, sea-level rise and changes to water quality.
The communities receiving assistance from EPA include: Auburn, AL; Austin and Houston, TX; Blair, NE; Bozeman and Helena, MT; Faribault, MN; Fredericktown, MO; Haworth, NJ; Henryville, IN; Hillsboro, KS; Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA; Nome, AR; Norfolk, VA; Portsmouth, NH; Redwood Valley, CA; Sandpoint, Idaho; and the Seminole Tribe, FL.
For more information, visit EPA’s Climate Ready Water Utilities (CRWU) web site.