Updated Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool Available for Download

An updated version of EPA’s Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) is now available for download at http://www.epa.gov/climatereadyutilities. The tool assists drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities, in identifying climate change threats, assessing potential consequences, and evaluating adaptation options.  Increasing climate readiness can help build resilience to extreme weather events.  Developed under EPA’s Climate Ready Water Utilities initiative, CREAT 2.0 builds on the capabilities of the first version of the tool by providing local historical climate data, as well as more comprehensive downscaled climate change projections.  This new version uses a flexible framework, which allows utilities, regardless of size or type, to consider climate impacts at multiple locations and to assess multiple climate scenarios. Please email CREAThelp@epa.gov.