New Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) Version 3.0

CREAT assists drinking water, wastewater and stormwater utility owners and operators in understanding potential climate change threats and assessing related risks at their individual utilities.  CREAT version 3.0 is web-based and features a series of intuitive modules to help utilities complete a climate change risk assessment, redesigned from the ground up to provide a more user-friendly experience.

In addition, the tool now provides monetized risk results which promotes a common and mutual understanding of climate change impacts.

With this powerful information, utility owners and operators can make advancements to curtail the impacts of climate change, particularly by implementing no-regret adaption options–those that provide benefits regardless of future climate conditions

This link will take you to CREAT 3.0 https://www.epa.gov/crwu/build-climate-resilience-your-utility

Coinciding with the release of CREAT 3.0, EPA also launched an update to the CREAT Climate Scenarios Projection Map. This map provides easy-to-access scenario-based climate change projections drawn from CREAT.  To access the updated Projection Map, click https://epa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=2a46a28e18f44a48b8c664487e5b1fe6

Still want to know more?  Click https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-05/documents/creat_3_0_methodology_guide_may_2016.pdf to learn more about the climate science and economic data used in the CREAT 3.0 Methodology Guide.

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