EPA to the rescue of the world. The Climate Change crowd is busy. They seem to have endless access to your money regardless of the facts. I discovered that the EPA has Climate Ready Water Utilities Tool Kits. Read Below.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently updated its Climate Ready Water Utilities Toolbox, which provides access to more than 500 resources that support climate adaptation planning at water utilities.
The toolbox includes reports and publications, information about funding programs, upcoming workshops and training sessions, models and tools and climate response materials that focus on mitigation and adaptive strategies.
The toolbox contains highlighted resources organized into categories to help guide the user to the most relevant information. Hundreds of additional resources in the toolbox can be searched by geographic region, water utility type and size, water resources, climate change impact and climate change response strategies.
Additionally, the EPA has developed the Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT), software to assist drinking water and wastewater utility owners and operators in understanding potential climate change threats and in assessing the related risks at their individual utilities. CREAT provides users with access to the most recent national assessment of climate change impacts for use in considering how these changes will impact utility operations and missions.
CREAT allows users to evaluate potential impacts of climate change on their utility and to evaluate adaptation options to address these impacts using both traditional risk assessment and scenario-based decision making. Following assessment, CREAT provides a series of risk reduction and cost reports that will allow the user to evaluate various adaptation options as part of long-term planning.