Resilience Planning and Adaptation Training for Drinking Water and Wastewater Utilities


Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is hosting a free hands-on training session for drinking water and wastewater utilities on the Creating Resilient Water Utilities (CRWU) initiative and CREAT.
The CRWU initiative provides drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities with the practical tools, training, and technical assistance needed to increase resilience to extreme weather events. Through a comprehensive planning process, CRWU assists in identifying potential long-term adaptation options for decision-making related to water sector utility infrastructure financing.
CREAT is a risk assessment application that helps utilities in adapting to extreme weather events. The one-day training will give participants hands-on training with CREAT, which can help participants examine and identify potential adaptation options. The training will take place on Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Harrisburg, PA.
Training Objectives

  • Better understand current and future weather conditions in order to protect utility infrastructure and ensure the continued provision of clean and safe water to customers;

  • Begin the process of conducting a risk assessment using CREAT; and

  • Identify and share information on adaptation strategies to build utility long-term resilience.

Who Should Attend?

  • Drinking water, wastewater and stormwater utility operators

  • Technical assistance providers

  • Local, state, federal and tribal government officials

  • Watershed planners

  • Water sector associations

CREAT is a web-based tool and participants will need to bring a Wi-Fi ready laptop in order to use the tool during the training.
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Please forward this email to any interested parties. If you have questions or would like more information, email Alfredo Lagos ( or Patti Kay
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