Agency Opens 'Climate Ready' Water Utilities Toolbox
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released the Climate Ready Water Utilities Toolbox, which provides a searchable database for water utilities to identify relevant climate change-related impacts and target resources for responding to those challenges, including:
- Current federal, state, and association activities related to climate change impacts on water resources and utilities
- Grant programs that could support climate-related actions by utilities and municipalities
- Publications and reports
- Tools and models
- Workshops and seminars
These resources are searchable by utility type and size, region, water resources, climate change impacts, and climate response strategies. The toolbox is available at www.epa.gov/safewater/watersecurity/climate/toolbox.htm. The toolbox will be updated periodically so that it provides access to the latest available information.