EPA Webinar Training Series on CREAT

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To complement the Building Resilience and Adapting to Climate Change Impacts: Introductory Session webinar scheduled for May 20, 2021, EPA is also providing detailed training on CREAT. This training will help drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities:

  1. Begin to develop their own climate change risk assessment;
  2. Identify and share information on adaptation strategies to build utility long-term resilience; and
  3. Share information on available resources for financing resilience and adaptation.

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CREDIT HOURS / CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs) for certified drinking water operators and certified wastewater operators from select states may be available for participating (application pending). To receive credit hours / CEUs, you must register and attend Sessions 1, 2 and 3 for the entire webinar (2 hours each), and complete a survey after Session 3

TRAINING TOPIC, DATE, and AGENDA

SESSION 1

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. E.T.

This webinar provides a training overview, as well as details on the use of CREAT Module 1: Climate Awareness, which covers inputs of basic utility information to increase awareness of climate change impacts and CREAT Module 2: Scenario Development, which covers understanding utility risk and designing scenarios of threats based on climate change projection data.

SESSION 2

Thursday, June 17, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. E.T.

This webinar provides details on the use of CREAT Module 3: Consequence and Assets, which covers outlining potential consequences and cataloging critical assets and Module 4: Adaptation Planning, which covers how to inventory current actions that develop resilience and how to design adaptation plans.

SESSION 3

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. E.T.

This webinar provides details on the use of CREAT Module 5: Risk Assessment, which covers assessing risk from a changing climate and evaluating adaptation plans. Additionally, the webinar includes a presentation on resources for financing adaptation options.

SESSION 4 (Optional)

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. E.T.

This webinar provides an opportunity for attendees to ask questions related to climate change, risk assessment, financial resources, or any other items, as well as more details on financing adaptation options.

As part of the training, you will complete short homework assignments that reinforce skills for conducting your own climate change risk assessment. To prepare for the training you are encouraged to attend the Building Resilience and Adapting to Climate Change Impacts: Introductory Session Webinar for Drinking Water and Wastewater Utilities (May 20, 2021). If you cannot attend, we encourage you to view a recording of the Introductory Session Webinar once it is available on EPA’s CRWU website.