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EPA offers Water Resilience Opportunities Update

EPA offers Water Resilience Opportunities Update

Please check out the initiatives underway at EPA to continue to offer support and resources to water utilities on preparedness. Please see below and attached for several upcoming training opportunities.  EPA is looking for locations that may be interested in partnering with us in hosting a water/energy workshop. We are seeking two locations for the fall of 2017. The workshops will focus on water/energy interdependencies and may also include an exercise component.

Water Utilities Participate in America’s PrepareAthon | April 3-30, 2017

Each year FEMA hosts America’s PrepareAthon, highlighting the importance of preparing for emergencies in households and communities across the nation. The Water Security Division is participating in this event by highlighting resources that water utilities can use to prepare for weather-related emergencies (flooding, tornado, hurricane, drought) that begin to increase during this time of year. Each week, our email distribution list is receiving a resource to support the weather-related theme for that week. More information can be found at https://www.epa.gov/waterresilience/water-utilities-take-part-americas-prepareathon

Office of Research and Development/Office of Water Small Systems Webinar Series | April 25, 2017 @ 1:30-3:30 PM ET

Jeff Fencil, of the Water Security Division, will be sharing the new Route to Resilience tool with small systems who regularly participate in this webinar series. See the attached flyer. Registration Link: https://www.epa.gov/water-research/small-systems-monthly-webinar-series

U.S. EPA: Free Preparedness Resources for Water Utilities | May 3, 2017 @ 1:00 PM ET | June 7, 2017 @1:00 PM ET

WSD is hosting two preparedness webinars introducing the new Route to Resilience Tool to drinking water and wastewater utilities. Drinking water and wastewater utilities in 38 states will receive continuing education units for participating (additional states still reviewing). Register for the webinar using the following url: http://epawebconferencing.acms.com/utilities3May2017/

Water and Emergency Services Sector Webinar Series: Improved Resilience Through Collaboration | May 10, 2017 @1:00 PM ET | May 24, 2017 @ 1:00 PM ET | June 14, 2017 @ 1:00 PM ET

The Water Security Division is hosting a three-part webinar series for drinking water and wastewater utilities and emergency management agencies to learn how to increase resilience and improve emergency response efforts. The topics will feature emergency management agencies and utility speakers covering the following:

Webinar 1 – Why Should I Care About Collaboration? https://www.eventbrite.com/e/us-epa-water-and-emergency-services-webinar-1-why-should-i-coordinate-tickets-33213400174

Webinar 2 – What Have Others Done? https://www.eventbrite.com/e/us-epa-water-and-emergency-services-webinar-2-what-have-others-done-tickets-33215084211

Webinar 3 – Confronting Challenges – Access and Fuel Supply Planning https://www.eventbrite.com/e/us-epa-water-and-emergency-services-webinar-3-addressing-challenges-tickets-33215629843

Please see the registration links above and the attached flyer.

Interested in hosting a Water/Energy Workshop?

WSD is looking for locations that may be interested in partnering with our project lead, Lauren Wisniewski in hosting a water/energy workshop. We are seeking two locations for the fall of 2017. The workshops will focus on water/energy interdependencies and may also include an exercise component.  If you or someone you know may be interested in hosting a workshop, please contact Lauren Wisniewski @ wisniewski.lauren@epa.gov .

ORD SmallSystems Webinar

Webinar Flyer updated

Special thanks to:

Patti Kay Wisniewski

Drinking Water Security Coordinator

Drinking Water Branch (3WP21)

US EPA Region 3

1650 Arch Street

Phila, PA 19103

 

215-814-5668

215-514-7893 (cell)

wisniewski.patti-kay@epa.gov

 

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