EPA to Assist Water Utilities in Climate Resilience and Readiness

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently launched its Climate Ready Water Utilities (CRWU) initiative, which assists the water sector, including drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities, in addressing climate change challenges and impacts.

EPA's Climate Ready Water Utilities (CRWU) initiative assists the water sector, which includes drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities, in addressing climate change impacts. Through the development of practical and easy-to-use tools, EPA promotes a clear understanding of climate science and adaptation options by translating complex climate projections into accessible formats. This information helps utility owners and operators better prepare their systems for the impacts of climate change.

Extreme weather events, sea level rise, shifting precipitation patterns and temperature variability, all intensified by climate change, have significant implications for the sustainability of the water sector. By planning for, assessing and adapting to these challenges, the water sector can fulfill their public health and environmental missions and begin the process of becoming climate ready. Take a look at our "Becoming Climate Ready"Exit EPA Disclaimer video on what it means to be Climate Ready.

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Date Posted: 12/10/2014