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Please Register for a Virtual Water and Emergency Management Exercise - Jan. 18, 2022

December 2021 - EPA is hosting a virtual exercise and facilitated discussion on water and emergency management coordination for planning and incident response.

We hope you can join us on January 18, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. CST. Invite your counterparts – those in your local emergency management agency or your contacts at your local drinking water and wastewater utilities. Please share information about the exercise and the new FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) course with others who might be interested.

Water and Emergency Management Virtual Exercise:
January 18, 2022 (12:00-3:00 p.m. CST) (link removed)

EPA is hosting this virtual exercise for a national audience. It will include small group facilitated discussions on how water utilities and emergency management agencies can coordinate on planning and resilience efforts, and a brief table-top exercise on water and emergency management coordination during an incident.

Register Here (link removed)

FEMA - EMI Course | IS-553.A: Coordination between Water Utilities and Emergency Management Agencies

Course Overview:

This course will enhance the knowledge and skills of emergency management agencies and drinking water and wastewater utilities (water sector) for more effective cross-sector relationships.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Identify and define key actors in the water and emergency services sectors.
  • Understand the landscape for both drinking and wastewater utilities.
  • Identify water or wastewater service disruptions and possible impacts.
  • Understand recommended preparedness and coordination activities based on America's Water Infrastructure Act.
  • Understand the benefits of relationship building between sectors.
  • Identify immediate action items to improve the overall response effort of drinking water and wastewater utilities and Emergency Management Agencies.
  • Understand the importance of increasing coordinating between drinking water and wastewater utilities and EMAs.
  • Identify key actors and action items for improving preparedness and response before and during an emergency.

Prerequisites: None

Course Length: 1 hour