San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Disaster Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities course is designed to provide training to water and wastewater professionals on issues concerning preparing for, responding to, and recovering from natural or man-made disasters that threaten water and wastewater facilities and systems. The course introduces the various natural and man-made (accidental or intentional) hazards to which water and wastewater systems may be vulnerable and the potential effects the hazards may induce. Legislation that serves to aid in the planning and response to a natural or man-made incident is discussed along with measures that can mitigate threats to the water and wastewater systems. Participants are guided through portions of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Response Protocol Toolbox (RPT) to identify steps in the response and recovery processes. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to identify issues concerning preparing for, responding to, and recovering from incidents affecting water and/or wastewater facilities. Case studies on a variety of disaster incidents, as well as hypothetical situations for water and wastewater incidents, are examined. Participants are also given the opportunity to practice developing a disaster response and recovery plan for a disaster affecting a drinking water or wastewater facility or system.
At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Identify all-hazard threats that might affect water or wastewater systems.
- Practice disaster planning and management for water and wastewater incidents.
- Identify methods to mitigate disasters that threaten water and wastewater facilities and systems.
- Determine appropriate response actions to an actual or threatened incident.
- Demonstrate developing a disaster recovery plan.
Successful completion of IS-100.PWb: Introduction to the Incident Command System for Public Works; IS-200.b: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents; and IS-700.a: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction is expected, but not required
Ms. Dolores Cook
Office of Homeland Security
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Hawaii Homeland Security Training Opportunities
Grants Management Office
3949 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
Office: (808) 733-4205
Fax: (808) 733-4112