Creating Resilient Water Utilities (CRWU)
EPA's CRWU initiative provides drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater (water sector) utilities with practical tools, training, and technical assistance needed to increase resilience to climate change. Through a comprehensive planning process, CRWU assists water sector utilities by promoting a clear understanding of climate change and potential long-term adaptation options for decision-making related to water utility infrastructure financing.
Water sector utilities and stakeholders benefit from utilizing CRWU training, resources, assessment tools, and historical and projection data in gaining a better understanding in addressing climate change threats and impacts. Small and medium sized water sector utilities wanting to take climate change action, may start by using the Resilient Strategies Guide. Larger and more complex utilities may want to use our Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool, which can be accessed by clicking the Conduct a Risk Assessment link below.