Wednesday, May 10, 2017

DEP Hosts June 29 Water, Wastewater Resilience Planning Workshop In Harrisburg

The Department of Environmental Protection is hosting a free hands-on training session for drinking water and wastewater utilities on EPA’s Creating Resilient Water Utilities (CRWU) and Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) initiatives on June 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at DEP’s Southcentral Regional Office, 909 Elmerton Ave. in Harrisburg.
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.
Training objectives include--
-- 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; and Water sector associations
Continuing education units (CEUs) may be available for participation (application pending).
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.
Click Here to register and for more information.  Questions should be directed to Alfredo Lagos by sending email to:

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