WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency and its partner organizations recently announced an array of tools and resources are now available for state and local governments to analyze and respond to climate change risks and effects.
EPA’s National Water Program has produced a handout summarizing the tools, which include ways for governments and others to adapt their clean water and drinking water programs to a changing climate.
Tools also include a storm-surge inundation and hurricane-strike frequency map, a workbook for developing risk-based adaptation plans, a flood resilience guide for water and wastewater utilities and a national stormwater calculator with climate scenarios.
EPA research on climate change, training, and webinars are also available.
Users may also connect with partner organizations in the water sector working to address climate change effects on water resources. Those organizations include the Water Utility Climate Alliance, the Water Environment Federation and the Water Environment Research Foundation.