Event Date & Time
June 29 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)
What is resilience? Resilience when applied to community water systems is the ability to adapt and withstand emergencies, malevolent acts and natural hazards. The goal is to maintain a system’s function and mission and be able to rapidly return to normal conditions. A water system emergency is any situation that could potentially cause a water outage, contamination, or threat to public health. Congress passed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) in 2018. AWIA takes an all-hazards approach. It addresses threats ranging from malevolent attacks to natural hazards, technological hazards, and other human caused emergencies. Its core requirements include conducting a Risk and Resilience Assessment (RRA) and developing an Emergency Response Plan (ERP). Although it only applies to systems serving 3,300 persons or more, the tools and templates introduced in this workshop will benefit all systems large and small.