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Water Utility and Emergency Services Coordination Workshop

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Date of Course: 
01/25/17
Topic: 
All Hazard
Hydrological (Related to water and snow)
Position: 
Any
Region: 
North Central
Agency Type: 
Any

Course Logistics

Course Overview

Extreme weather events and other disasters can quickly overwhelm local resources.For example, earthquakes can cause wide-spread damage that tests the limits of both equipment and personnel. The accompanying power outages can also threaten the provision of lifeline services such as clean drinkingwater. What can be done to better mitigate the impacts of these disasters?  To help answer that question, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the State of Colorado and several local water agencies are sponsoring a one day workshop designed to bring together both water utility staff and emergency services personnel to discuss their concerns and priorities during a regional disaster.

The workshop will include presentations from water utilities and emergency management agencies, as well as discussions on topics such as incident management and resource coordination.

For more information, please contact Lauren Wisniewski of the EPA at 202-564-2918 or wisniewski.lauren@epa.gov  or Tom Noble of the Horsley Witten Group at 508-833-6600 or tnoble@horsleywitten.com

Training units for CO water and waste water operators licenses are being applied for.

 

Wetmore Fire

Blizzard

Bioterrorism exercise

La Junta flooding

 

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