Tabletop exercise tool for water systems: Emergency preparedness, response, and climate resiliency

September 14, 2010 | EPA, Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas

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.