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Climate Ready Water Utilities

EPA’s Climate Ready Water Utilities initiative has launched two new tools to promote a clear understanding of climate science and adaptation options by translating complex climate projections into understandable, actionable, localized information for the water sector, including drinking water, wastewater and stormwater utilities. 

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This comprehensive, how-to manual and guide demonstrates how to produce a long term Integrated Resource Plan for a water utility


This manual will help water managers facing water shortages by illustrating how to employ tried-and-true strategies and tactics of drought mitigation, as well as new tools and methods.




This manual presents an all-hazards approach for principles, practices, and guidelines in water utility emergency planning.


This standard sets requirements for all-hazards risk and resilience analysis and management for the water sector and prescribes methods that can be used for addressing these requirements.