October 25, 2011
EPA is providing no cost training webinars for the water sector on the Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT). CREAT has been designed to support water sector utilities in conducting climate related risk assessments, evaluating adaptation options, and understanding climate threats. This training could be helpful for smaller systems that may not have considered how climate change impacts may affect their ability to continue to deliver water to their customers…or that such planning could benefit them in multiple ways!
EPA is currently delivering a nine-webinar series of training materials for CREAT that will continue through November 15 including: CREAT 101, an introduction to the tool; CREAT 201, an overview of setup steps and climate science information within the tool; and CREAT 202, an overview of the analysis and reporting functions within the tool. These training webinars provide water sector utilities with a detailed understanding of how climate change may impact utility facilities and operations, encouraging wider adoption of climate related risk assessments and adaptation plans. The tool is helpful for drinking water utilities of all sizes and sources.
To register for the webinars online, visit: https://www.thetestportal.com/CREAT. You can also download the tool at: http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/watersecurity/climate/