Climate Risk Analysis for Water Infrastructure
As part of its commitment to protect the Albemarle-Pamlico estuary from the long-term effects of climate change and sea level rise, APNEP is working with federal, state, and local partners as they consider how to adapt to changing climate pressures (see CCMP Action D3.3).
APNEP expects to develop informational tools to support local governments as they consider adaptation strategies for drinking water and wastewater utilities. Areas of interest for the program include asset mapping initiatives and water infrastructure risk analyses.
EPA's Climate Ready Water Utilities (CRWU) initiative is designed to support drinking water and wastewater utilities as they consider various adaptation options. Tools developed as a part of this initiative include the Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT), the Utility Climate Change Adaptation Measures Guide, and the CRWU Toolbox, among others. For the full list of resources, please visit the CRWU website. If you are a local government interested in applying these tools, please contact APNEP's community specialist to determine whether support is available.