The Adaptation Strategies Guide for Water Utilities is now available on EPA’s website. The guide was developed under EPA’s Climate Ready Water Utilities initiative to assist drinking water and wastewater utilities in gaining a better understanding of what climate change-related impacts they may face in their region and what adaptation strategies can be used to prepare their system for those impacts. The guide contains easy-to-understand climate science and information, utility adaptation case studies, as well as an adaptation planning worksheet.
The information provided in the guide will help jump start the adaptation planning process at drinking water and wastewater utilities that may not have started to consider climate change impacts or adaptation. It can also be used by any group or organization that is interested in water sector climate challenges.