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Drought Response and Recovery for Water Utilities

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Explore the Drought Response and Recovery Guide

This interactive, user-friendly guide provides worksheets, best practices, videos and key resources for responding to drought emergencies and building long-term resilience. The guide contains four main sections: 
 
  • Staffing, response plans and funding (NEW-Drought Response Plan Template)
  • Water supply and demand management
  • Communication and partnerships
  • Case studies and videos

Explore the Drought Response and Recovery Guide


Learn From Others - Case Studies Map and Videos 

The case studies map and videos GeoPlatform tells the story of how seven diverse small- to medium-sized utilities in California, Texas, Georgia, New Mexico, Kansas, and Oklahoma were challenged by drought impacts, and how they were able to successfully respond to and recover from drought. The case studies map and videos GeoPlatform also features three additional videos describing how utilities addressed specific drought challenges, including: 
 
  • Reducing customer demand
  • Managing water supplies
  • Partnerships

Click on the map below to access the geoplatform and watch the videos as utility personnel recount in their own words the keys to successfully mitigating drought impacts. 

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