With the changing risk exposure to extreme events, there is heightened awareness among water utilities that they need to plan for future extremes. The goal of this session is to demonstrate how water utilities are incorporating weather and climate information in their short- and long-term planning. A panel of water utility managers/operators as well as researchers will focus on NOAA data, applications and activities such as the NOAA Water Initiative, NOAA Water Resources Dashboard (https://toolkit.climate.gov/topics/water/water-resources-dashboard), and regional activities [e.g., the Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISAs), River Forecast Centers, etc.]. Panelists will share how they are currently engaging and using climate information to address their operational challenges, and their critical information gaps. Panel members will be chosen from submitted abstracts; those not chosen will be part of a poster session.