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The Climate Resilience Evaluation & Awareness Tool (CREAT)

Abt Global is continuing our support for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Ready Water Utilities initiative to strengthen water resources management in the context of climate change risks via the Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT).

The CREAT tool allows water utility personnel to evaluate the potential impacts of climate change on their utility using traditional risk assessment and a scenario-based decision making framework. The model uses spatially explicit, quantitative climate change projections across the U.S. to calculate changes in temperature, precipitation, 24-hour precipitation event magnitudes and return intervals, and sea-level rise projections along the coast and tidally influenced rivers.

In the latest version of the tool, we are contributing to updates of climate change scenarios and economic analysis in CREAT to better reflect recent scientific and economic assessments. Water utilities can use the tool to assess their risks to climate change including potential economic impacts of climate change and to assess benefits and costs of adaptation options.

Learn more about the CREAT tool.
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