On Nov. 19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a list of communities that will receive up to $600,000 in training and technical assistance. The goal is to help water utilities in more than 20 communities bolster their climate change resilience and readiness.
Drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities will participate in a multiyear program to prepare for the potential effects of climate change. Challenges include droughts, more intense and frequent storms, flooding, sea-level rise, and changes to water quality. Communities will receive technical assistance in using EPA’s Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool, which helps users identify assets, threats, and adaptation options to help reduce risk from climate change. Read more.