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AMI, case studies, preparedness assessments and webinars on resilience

Spring Forward Into Resilience


Incorporate Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)

Enhance your water quality surveillance and response system with AMI. Using AMI can provide a wide range of benefits including improved utility operations, increased water conservation, and other security and resiliency enhancements.

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Use the Updated Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT)

EPA's Creating Resilient Water Utilities Initiative (CRWU) released an updated version of CREAT, a climate change risk assessment application for drinking water, wastewater, and storm water utilities. Improvements include:

  • A new process for selecting scenario data with the addition of streamflow and coastal flooding projections;
  • A new option to assess regional economic consequences using data from EPA’s Water Health Economic Analysis Tool (WHEAT);
  • Updated sea-level rise data; and
  • Improved tutorials and help.

CRWU also updated CREAT’s Methodology Guide, which provides information on the tool’s risk assessment process, as well as details on the climate science projection data provided in CREAT.

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Learn From Others: Explore Drought Resilience Case Studies

EPA's Drought GeoPlatform Case Studies Map tells the story of how nine diverse small- to medium-sized water utilities were challenged by drought impacts, and how they were able to successfully respond to and recover from drought. The interactive GeoPlatform site also features three additional videos describing how utilities addressed specific drought challenges, including:

  • Reducing customer demand
  • Managing water supplies
  • Partnerships

Explore Drought Resilience Case Studies

Check Preparedness Off Your To-Do List

EPA's Incident Action Checklists are a great way to stay prepared for all hazards. The concise checklists provide key actions to take before, during, and after an incident or natural disaster. The available checklists cover cybersecurity, drought, earthquakes, extreme cold and winter storms, extreme heat, flooding, harmful algal blooms, hurricanes, pandemic, power outages, tornadoes, tsunami, volcanic activity, and wildfires.

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Train: Register Today for Upcoming Events

Analytical Preparedness Full-Scale Exercises

April 22, 2021 at 1-2 PM EDT

The Water Laboratory Alliance is hosting an Analytical Preparedness Full-Scale Exercise (AP-FSE) webinar. Attendees will learn how participating in an AP-FSE can increase preparedness, how the toolkit and its resources can be leveraged to plan and conduct an exercise and how to coordinate analytical support and further develop relationships with response partners.?

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Building a Resilient Water Sector: Preparing for Supply Chain Disruptions

April 29, 2021 at 2-3 PM EDT

EPA is hosting a webinar that will discuss the interdependencies between the water and chemical sector and provide tools and resources to assist utility staff with developing more resilient supply chains. A representative from the Department of Homeland Security will discuss commodity concerns, specifically the use, availability, and distribution of carbon dioxide in the water sector. Finally, Des Moines Water Works will provide lessons learned from a potential carbon dioxide disruption as a result of a local ethanol plant closure in Iowa.

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AP-FSE webinar:

"Building a Resilient Water Sector: Preparing for Supply Chain Disruptions" webinar:

Mass Rural Water Association

781 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360

Phone: 413-498-5779

Fax: 413-498-9943