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US EPA: Building Climate Change Resilience Virtual Trainings…March Dates Listed Below

EPA’s Creating Resilient Water Utilities initiative, is providing free virtual training sessions on its Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) for the Northeast climate region of the country. This training assists drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities in planning for and adapting to climate change threats with a focus on resilience building and infrastructure financing. The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, National Association of Clean Water Agencies, National Association of Water Companies, and NEIWPCC are helping to coordinate and co-sponsoring these event.

Training Objectives
·    Conduct a risk assessment using CREAT;

·    Identify and share information on adaptation strategies to build utility long-term resilience; and

·    Share information on available resources for financing resilience and adaptation.

Upcoming Sessions
·    Session 1: March 2, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. E.T.

·    Training Overview and CREAT Modules 1 (Climate Awareness) and 2 (Scenario Development)

·    Session 2: March 4, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. E.T.

·    CREAT Modules 3 (Consequences and Assets) and 4 (Adaptation Planning)

·    Session 3: March 9, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. E.T.

·    CREAT Module 5 (Risk Assessment) and an overview of local financial resources utilities can apply for to fund adaptation measures

·    Session 4: March 23, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. E.T.

·    A brief overview of previous information, then open agenda for attendees to ask questions about using CREAT, how to apply it to their circumstances, and how to seek funding for adaptation strategies. (Optional)

Register Here

**Earn Continuing education units (CEUs) from select states **


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