Resilience planning workshop for water utilities

//Resilience planning workshop for water utilities
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Attend a free, interactive training workshop to help water sector utilities:

  • Learn how environmental conditions and extreme weather events (e.g. flooding and drought) in the Southeastern United States could impact drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities;
  • Explore strategies for enhancing utility resilience to these events and reducing long-term risk to water infrastructure and resources;
  • Help participants identify key questions about water infrastructure vulnerabilities to address within their respective utilities or communities; and
  • Gain exposure to EPA’s Creating Resilient Water Utilities (CRWU) resources and tools.

The workshop is designed for participants who have the ability to make or influence planning and resource allocation decisions within drinking water, wastewater or stormwater utilities and from governmental agencies who work with water utilities. Examples of ideal participants include:

  • Utility leadership, including general managers and executive-level staff;
  • Utility planners, risk managers, and operators; and
  • Federal, State, local, and/or Tribal government staff and managers.

Note: Applications for CEU credits for water and wastewater staff are in progress.

Proposed topics include:

  • Potential Water Sector Impacts of Extreme Weather Conditions in the Southeast U.S.
  • Sea level rise and associated issues including saltwater intrusion into groundwater aquifers, coastal flooding, saline intrusion to surface water sources, and storm surges
  • Adaption and Resilience: Concepts and Strategies
  • Utility Resilience Planning: Local Examples and Case Studies
  • Introduction to CREAT
  • Identifying Anticipated Impacts at Your Utility
  • Finance Options: Funding Resilience Planning
  • How to Effectively Communicate About Resilience Planning

Your registration information will be used solely for this event and will not be shared with any third party.

If you require special accommodations, please contact Caroline Ejimofor by phone (404-562-9309) or email (Ejimofor.Caroline@epa.gov) by June 8 to make arrangements.

The workshop flyer can be viewed or downloaded here.