WaterISAC and EPA to Cohost Webcast Titled Water and Emergency Management Agency Coordination – A Vital Component of a Successful Response

Please join the WaterISAC and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, December 1, at 3:00 PM (eastern) for a webcast to learn how a water utility can connect and coordinate with its local emergency management agency (EMA).  The webcast will highlight how water utilities and EMAs can work together, outline why this coordination is mutually beneficial, and provide examples of successful collaboration in Georgia and Pennsylvania.

U.S. EPA’s John Whitler will describe a new publication on utility and EMA coordination and provide background information on the utility and EMA relationship.  Next, Sandy Smith, from Gwinnet County EMA, will describe how Gwinnet County Department of Water Resources and the Georgia Water/ Wastewater Agency Response Network took steps to integrate their response operations with local and state emergency response agencies.  John Matz, from Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, will describe the importance of water-emergency management connection, what his county is doing to promote this relationship, and the lessons they have learned from their experience.

Attendance is free and open to anyone in the water sector and emergency response communities.  You do not have to be a WaterISAC subscriber to participate.  Please register today at:  www.WaterISAC.org/signup



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