Technologies for Climate Change Adaptation – The Water Sector

This book is a guide to the most relevant adaptation technologies and practices for the water sector in developing countries. In addition to descriptions and explanations, the guidebook outlines practical steps for implementing these technologies, illustrated with case studies. It not only lays out institutional and capacity building requirements, but also explores costs and other potential barriers to getting projects off the ground. Finally, the text is supplemented by a rich list of references to external sources and case studies.

Creating Resilient Water Utilities (CRWU)

EPA’s CRWU initiative provides drinking water, wastewater and stormwater utilities with practical tools, training and technical assistance needed to increase resilience to extreme weather events. Through a comprehensive planning process, CRWU assists water utilities by promoting a clear understanding of potential long-term adaptation options for decision-making related to water utility infrastructure financing.

Strategic Recommendations for Climate Smart Water Utilities

This document focuses on strategic recommendations for water utilities on:

– Why and how water utilities can integrate climate change impacts into planning and management of water resources, specifically through WSPs; and

– How to use the Flood and Drought Portal (, to better include climate data and information into WSP, ensuring its climate resilience

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