January 25, 2018 8:30 AM – 3:30
Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center
1900 Hilltop Dr
Redding, California 95928
California has often been called a natural disaster theme park: fires, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, and droughts. You name it, we have it. And yes, it can happen to your water system.
A water system emergency is any situations to which customers are without water, or the water is unsafe to drink. What will you do when an emergency or disaster strikes? Do you have a written response plan? Do you have a drought contingency plan? Do you have mutual aid agreements in place? How will you protect the health of your customers?
Participants in this workshop will learn:
- The wide variety of emergency situations to which California’s water systems are exposed
- Lessons from emergencies experienced by the trainers
- How to establish effective mutual aid agreements
- How to create an emergency and disaster response plan using the Water Board-approved template
- Using free Google Earth Pro to manage emergency information and inform the public
This workshop will provide water system personnel with the information and resources to respond preemptively and proactively to most emergency situations. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops, tablets and smart phones to share apps and web resources (charging outlets may be limited).
Recommended audience includes managers, operators, administrative staff and board members.