Faith-based and community organizations offer a wide variety of human and material resources that can prove invaluable during and after an incident. This guide provides a methodology for emergency managers to engage with faith-based and community organizations in enhancing the resiliency of our nation. By identifying, engaging, and building partnerships with these groups, particularly those in racially, ethnically, economically, and religiously diverse communities, emergency managers can provide training and technical assistance to strengthen their skills,...
We want to make you aware of an excellent opportunity for you (and key leaders at your utility) to participate at an EPA, MN Section of the Central States WEA, AWWA, WEF, NACWA sponsored “Effective Utility Management” (EUM) interactive workshop on August 8 in St. Cloud, MN. EUM is endorsed by essentially every national water and wastewater association in the country (AMWA, ACWA, ASDWA, APWA, AWWA, NACWA, NAWC, WEF, WE&RF, Water Research Foundation). The workshop will help...
Save the date: MnWARN Annual meeting will be held Tuesday, September 25th at the Best Western Kelly Inn in St. Cloud, MN. More details will follow with tentative agenda when available. Reminder: please take a moment to watch MnWARN's newest promotional video on YouTube at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6koMTf-F3l0 Please share MnWARN's video with neighboring communities who are not MnWARN members to continue promoting our organization! Thank you!
Watch MnWARN's New Informational Video on YouTube Now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6koMTf-F3l0
EPA has a new interactive training resource to provide water utilities, laboratories and emergency responders with a means of receiving laboratory support during emergencies involving water contamination. The resource presents example scenarios, tips and a 1-page summary document that users can save as a reference sheet. Accessing Laboratory Support discusses how to obtain assistance at the local, state, regional and federal levels. These methods include utilizing Water/Wastewater Agency Response Networks (WARNs), which are local mutual...
Discover preparedness tools and resources at www.epa.gov/waterresilience
FREE WEBINAR: November 9th The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a free webinar, Free Preparedness Tools for Drinking Water and Wastewater Utilities, on November 9, 2016 from 12-1pm Central Time. This webinar will focus on tools and resources to help water sector utilities become more resilient and prepared for emergencies. Topics include hazard mitigation, climate resilience, mobile response application, and laboratory support resources. [This office] has approved the webinar for continuing education units for...
MnWARN has launched a new Web Site design to better serve its members. MnWARN Members: please contact MRWA's office at 800-367-6792 for instructions on accessing the new site.
Check out EPA's Emergency Incident Planning, Response, & Recovery Web site at: http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/watersecurity/emerplan/index.cfm
MnWARN partnered with the Minnesota National Guard in a joint exercise called Vigilant Vortex, a widespread tornado outbreak disaster scenario on August 12 & 13, 2014 in Camp Ripley.