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Climate-resilience evaluation and awareness tool exercise report available
EPA has posted online a report on the “Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool Exercise with North Hudson Sewerage Authority and New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program.” The report documents the methodology used and the outcomes of the exercise so that other water utilities and National Estuary Programs could conduct a similar exercise of their own as drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities fulfill their public health and environmental missions.
This report is a product of an EPA-facilitated exercise, joined by EPA’s Climate Ready Water Utilities initiative and Climate Ready Estuaries program to support watershed partners, such as the National Estuary Programs, by using the Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) to help collaboratively identify climate change threats, assess potential consequences, and evaluate adaptation options at the utility and in the estuary.
EPA is supporting similar projects with the Morro Bay National Estuary Program in California and the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Program that covers North Carolina and Virginia, and will provide additional information about these projects when they are completed.