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EPA Creating Resilient Water Utilities

Since 2014, Meridian has facilitated a variety of stakeholder engagement activities for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Creating Resilient Water Utilities (CRWU) initiative, including two working group processes aimed at gathering stakeholder input on enhancements to updated version of CRWU tools, as well as a series of water utility training workshops in different EPA regions.

  • EPA Climate Ready Water Utilities Initiative in 2015

    Monday, January 25, 2016

    In 2015, Meridian Institute continued its work with the Climate Ready Water Utilities (CRWU) Initiative of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In particular, Meridian supported the development of the third version of the CRWU’s Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool, known as CREAT 3.0. CREAT is a risk assessment tool that allows water utilities to access climate data, evaluate the potential impacts of climate change on their assets, and identify adaptation options to address impacts using both traditional risk assessment and scenario-based methods. Over the course of 2015, Meridian provided facilitation support for a series of CRWU-sponsored meetings across the nation aimed at refining the design of CREAT 3.0 and training water utility operators on the tool.