The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed an updated tool to assist utilities and other interested parties in planning and facilitating tabletop exercises that focus on water sector-related issues. Mini-DVD copies are now available. The Tabletop Exercise Tool for Water Systems: Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Climate Resiliency (TTX Tool) includes materials users can modify, allowing them to conduct a tabletop exercise to meet their specific needs. The TTX Tool introduces users to the potential impacts of climate change on the water sector within the context of an all-hazards approach to emergency preparedness and response. The 15 scenarios in the tool include natural hazards, man-made incidents, and potential climate change impacts. Five climate change-related scenarios provide an opportunity for utilities to consider and implement long-term planning measures in order to mitigate the potential impacts of climate change.
To request copies of the TTX Tool, please e-mail ttxtool [at] epa.gov with your mailing address and number of copies.