EPA Webinars (CEU Opportunities)
Investing in Infrastructure Resilience Webinar Series Learn about activities, technology and funding opportunities that will help drinking water and wastewater utilities increase investment in building resilience.
Increasing Support for Water Resilience (November 1, 2018 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT)
Incorporating Resilience Technologies (November 8, 2018 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT)
Leveraging Funding Resources to Build Resilience (November 15, 2018 1:00 - 2:00 PM DT)
Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/investing-in-infrastructure-resilience-webinar-series-registration-46192473933
Response Planning for Distribution System Contamination Incidents (November 6, 2018; 1:00 pm EST)
This webinar will provide an overview of the response to a distribution system contamination incident and the steps utilities can take to prepare their own response procedure. It will cover roles and responsibilities when working with response partners. The webinar will also discuss possible response actions that can be implemented to minimize consequences, such as operational changes to reduce the spread of contaminated water and public notification to minimize customers’ exposure to contaminated water. Please circulate the attached webinar flyer to help us advertise this learning opportunity.
Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7306771929214307843
Sampling Guidance for Unknown Contaminants Webinar (December 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT) “Sampling Guidance for Unknown Contaminants in Drinking Water” provides comprehensive guidance on sample collection, preservation and transport when dealing with unknown contaminants in drinking water. This training, intended for utilities, emergency responders and laboratory personnel, covers: The challenge of dealing with unknown contaminants How the Sampling Guidance can help your organization An overview of the Sampling Guidance Available EPA support
Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4137567102835259907
Preparing for Sampling and Analysis in Response to Distribution System Contamination Incidents (December 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm EST)
This webinar will provide an overview of capabilities necessary for field and laboratory response to a possible drinking water contamination incident. It will include a discussion of priority contaminants, analytical methods, emergency response sampling kits, and field testing equipment. Lessons learned from utility implementation of emergency response sampling and analysis capabilities will also be presented. Please circulate the attached webinar flyer to help us advertise this learning opportunity.
Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4459589867623617795
Water Contaminant Information Tool (WCIT) Webinar (December 13, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT)
The Water Contaminant Information Tool (WCIT) is a secure on-line database with comprehensive information about chemical, biological and radiochemical contaminants of concern for the Water Sector. This training, intended for members of the water utility, laboratory and emergency response communities, covers: An overview of WCIT A description of the information contained within WCIT How the tool can be used The benefits of use for different stakeholders
Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9000388174115565059
Free Analytical Preparedness Full-Scale Exercise (AP-FSE) Toolkit Webinar (December 18, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT)
EPA’s newly released Analytical Preparedness Full-Scale Exercise (AP-FSE) Toolkit is a comprehensive guide to planning and executing a multi-organization exercise to simulate a water emergency, with a focus on tools and best practices for laboratory analytical support. This webinar, intended for members of the water utility, laboratory and emergency response communities, covers: How an AP-FSE can increase preparedness An overview of the contents and functionality of the Toolkit How you can get started planning an exercise of your own Available EPA support
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/analytical-preparedness-full-scale-exercise-ap-fse-toolkit-training-tickets-35175320330
Updated EPA Products:
Earthquake Resilience Products To build resilience to earthquakes at drinking water and wastewater utilities, EPA has released a suite of products, including a video, guide, and interactive maps. The Earthquake Resilience Video called “Surviving the Quake” builds awareness of earthquakes for utility risk managers and community leaders. The Earthquake Resilience Guide can help utilities better understand the earthquake threat, assess the vulnerability of utility assets, and pursue mitigation techniques and funding options. The guide draws upon the experience of actual water utilities that have successfully implemented mitigation measures to address earthquake threats. The Earthquake Interactive Maps enable utilities to determine if they are in an earthquake-prone area. Small and medium utilities, especially those that have not yet taken steps to address their seismic hazards will benefit from these products targeted to the water sector. Click here: https://www.epa.gov/waterutilityresponse/earthquake-resilience-water-and-wastewater-utilities
Tabletop Exercise Tool for Drinking Water and Wastewater Utilities EPA has just updated the Tabletop Exercise (TTX) Tool for drinking water and wastewater utilities. The TTX tool provides users with the resources to plan, conduct and evaluate tabletop exercises. The 2018 version of the TTX tool contains 12 customizable all-hazards scenarios (e.g., natural disasters, man-made incidents) that will assist utilities to practice, test and help improve emergency response plans and procedures.
Click here: https://www.epa.gov/waterresiliencetraining/develop-and-conduct-water-resilience-tabletop-exercise-water-utilities
EPA: Investing in Infrastructure Resilience Webinar Series
EPA's Water Security Division is hosting a webinar series during Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month to highlight activities, technology and funding opportunities that will help drinking water and wastewater utilities increase investment in building resilience. To Register click the "Select A Date" box on this webpage to enroll in one or all of the presentations.
"Increasing Support for Water Resilience" November 1, 2018 (see above for registration link)
1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
This webinar will focus on activities that drinking water and wastewater utilities can implement to increase community and decision maker support for infrastructure investments. Utility case studies will demonstrate the success of these activities.
"Incorporating Resilience Technologies"November 8, 2018 (see above for registration link)
1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
This webinar will identify resilience technologies and projects that can be incorporated at any size utility to prepare utilities to quickly respond, recover and reduce impacts in the event of emergencies. Utility case studies will demonstrate how these projects has made them more resilient.
"Leveraging Funding Resources to Build Resilience"November 15, 2018 (see above for registration link)
1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
This webinar will feature funding sources that can be used by drinking water and wastewater utilities to invest in resilience projects. Utility case studies will demonstrate.
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