Week 4 – National Critical Infrastructure Security & Resilience Month

The theme for the final week of this month-long initiative is TAKE ACTION.  Take action today to help prepare utilities for emergencies.

Drinking water and wastewater utilities can take steps to adapt to the increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events.  One helpful approach is use of the Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT).  It is a climate risk assessment and planning application for water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities.  Use CREAT to understand the impacts of climate change, assess adaptation options, and conduct cost-benefit analyses of risk reduction strategies.

Use this link https://www.epa.gov/crwu/build-climate-resilience-your-utility to access CREAT and begin to strengthen your understanding today!  Also, don’t forget to share the 1-minute public service announcement – Be aware, Be prepared, Protect Critical Water Infrastructure –video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWGKHRxzonI.

For more preparedness tools and resources, please go to epa.gov/waterresilience

 

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