Report Released on Extreme Climate and Weather Events

Aug. 16, 2014

EPA collaborated with NOAA, WERF, WaterRF, CTC, and Noblis on a new report about the impacts of and responses to extreme events at water utilities. This report describes what happened in six communities that experienced one or more extreme event when water services were disrupted, including drinking water supply, wastewater conveyance and treatment, and stormwater management.  

The report discusses how utility managers and other local water resource managers made decisions, what information was used to inform decisions, what institutional dynamics helped or hindered, and how water utilities and their communities are planning to deal with extreme events in the future.

Read more here.

Source: US EPA

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