Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) Risk Assessment Application for Water Utilities | US EPA, 2021
CREAT allows users to evaluate potential impacts of climate change on their utility and to evaluate adaptation options to address them.
This resource is the framework section of US Water Alliance's water equity clearninghouse. Other sections include Search and Explanation of Terms.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) terminology index is a list of floodplain management terms, plus regulations, policies, and guidance.
This resources provides tools for equitable climate resilience and fostering community-led research and knowledge.
This resource is an example Master to address stormwater runoff in Etna, PA.
This resource serves as a new tool to help towns update their stormwater ordinance to increase green infrastructure and reduce flood risk.
This resource serves as a free, interactive digital tool that simplifies the federal grant access process.
This resource provides approaches and additional resources for planning and integration of Municipal Stormwater and Waste Water
This resource will help you identify grey infrastructure vulnerabilities within your system.
Solving Water Challenges in Disadvantaged Communities: A Handbook to Understanding the Issues in California and Best Practices for Engagement | Water Education Foundation, 2018
This resource is intended for anyone in, or involved with, communities throughout CA to connect with agencies that can help.
NORA expects the program to divert and detain stormwater runoff on over 200 properties with an average grant award between $10,000 and $25,000.
This resource explores how to develop solutions to flood and stormwater challenges through Multiple Benefits.
This plan provides recommended actions included within: policy, funding and planning, project implementation, partnering and outreach and analysis.
This resource includes two primary sections: Part One: Water Stress and Vulnerable Communities and Part Two: The Pillars of Water Equity.
San Francisco Bay Region Municipal Regional Stormwater NPDES Permit | California Regional Water Control Board, 2015
This resource includes cited regulatory and legal references and additional explanatory information in support of the requirements of this Permit.
This resource serves as a tool to obtain predictive information for your geographic area on precipitation depth and intensity.
Resources to assist HUD's community partners. The CARES Act and Disaster Recovery Program are two relevant programs that support water projects.
This resource provides a repository of information for each state's State Revolving Fund programs. Click on a state to navigate to its resources.
This resource provides information on the formation of stormwater utilities and collection of stormwater fees in the United States.
The Community Stormwater Solutions Grant Program provides funding for innovative, community-oriented and –inspired projects.
This resource describes the EPA Roundtable Series Piloted in 2017 and 2018 by the EPA Office of Research and Development.
This resource provides 5 recommendations on how to communicate a stormwater fee to the community.
Community Engagement in the Water Sector | Cooperative Research Center for Water Sensitive Cities, 2016
This resource is an outcome-focused review of different community and stakeholder engagement approaches.
Developing a Methodology for Community Engagement with an Emphasis on Stormwater Management Preferences | University of Florida, 2013
This resource provides a comprehensive analysis of stormwater management methods and approaches, design guidelines, and potential concerns.
This resource describes why and how the The Sewerage and Water Board Customer Advisory Commitee was created in New Orleans, LA.
Evaluation of the Role of Public Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement in Stormwater Funding Decisions in New England: Lessons from Communities | US EPA, 2013
This resource is intended for MS4 communities considering various options to fund their stormwater programs.
This resource is a white paper that provides legal considerations for funding municipal stormwater programs.
This resource includes two relevant committees: Stormwater Management Committee and Flood Management Committee.
Key sections include: stormwater within your municipality, stormwater fee calculations, and development and implementation.
This resource provides a series of high-level stormwater funding and financing considerations.
This resource provides a list of 23 federal and state grant opportunities for stormwater and green infrastructure projects.
Asset Management Programs for Stormwater and Wastewater Systems: Overcoming Barriers to Development and Implementation | US EPA, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to identify the critical steps to be considered during AMP development and highlight real-world barriers to development.
This resource describes the usage of fees to fund the planning work to create a stormwater utility and tabulates various funding opportunities.
NLC provides hands on technical assistance, education, and training in addition to supporting cities to connect with funding opportunities
This document provides example Inspection and Maintenance Logs and how to respond when responsible individuals change.
This resource describes various stormwater infrastructure types as well as “most popular” and “most recent” deployed in various settings.
This resource is for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) communities and details pollution prevention and best management practices.
This tool is a free 1.5 hour online course designed to provide skills to develop an effective stormwater management plan and communicating the basics
This resource explores how to entice private investment in stormwater retrofit projects.
This resource serves to make the case for better flood management and highlights the value of an integrated community approach.
Toolbox for Completing an Alternatives Analysis as Part of an Integrated Planning Approach to Water Quality Compliance Research Investment | WERF, 2019
This tool is free to use, but in order to access it you will need to create a Public Plus account here: https://www.waterrf.org/user/register.
Making the Right Choice for Your Utility: Using Sustainability Criteria for Water Infrastructure Decision Making | US EPA, 2015
The purpose of this report is to provide a process for utilities to compare a range of infrastructure alternatives objectively via 4 planning elements
This resource provides and expands upon three broad categories regarding green infrastructure: build, learn, and partner.
Managing Urban Stormwater with Green Infrastructure: Case Studies of Five Local US Governments | CNT, 2007
Chicago, IL; Philadelphia, PA; Seattle, WA; Milwaukee, MI
This resource provides a 6-step framework to inform planning assessments and prompt conversations regarding green infrastructure.
This resource outlines the purpose and evaluates the effectiveness of municipal stormwater programs.
Estimating Benefits and Costs of Stormwater Management, Part 1: Methods and Challenges | EFC at Sacramento State, 2019
This resource provides information on methods and approaches to analyze benefits and costs of stormwater management practices.
This resource aims to understand the connection between stormwater pollutant discharges and water quality to assess current management practices.
This resource provides list of 8 technical references essential to the success of a program, yet are not considered to be standards.
This resource provides information on the effects of floods across the United States.
This resource provides insight into ecosystem service benefits and corresponding case studies.
This resource provides a variety of documents used to support the implementation of Flood Risk Projects. This is a "searchable resource."
To prepare for climate change, states and communities have begun planning processes that typically result in the development of an adaptation plan.
See Table 1 for Post Construction Stormwater Standards by state (pages 1-7).
Stormwater infrastructure mapping is often required for MS4 compliance and can provide useful data and insight to be used for other planning purposes.
The first thing to consider when establishing a stormwater utility is to acknowledge what you envision for your community now and in the future.
Guidelines and Standards for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping Activities Under the Risk MAP Program | FEMA, 2020
The guidelines and standards define the implementation details of the statutory and regulatory requirements for National Flood Insurance Program map.
This manual provides background for stormwater sampling, fundamentals of sampling, analytical considerations, flexibility in sampling, and safety.
This resource provides external EPA links to Technical Assistance organizations for the New England Region and by state: CT, ME, MA,
Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority: A Wet Weather Case Study of Incorporating Community Interests into Effective Infrastructure Decision Makings | US EPA, 2018
See specific sections: The Problem: Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs), Need for a Long-Term Control Plan, and Camden’s Sewershed Alternatives Analysis