Building Resilience to Extreme Weather Events Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Best Western Plus Kelly Inn, St. Cloud, MN Attend a free, interactive workshop to learn about resilience planning and adapting to current and future extreme weather threats to wastewater, drinking water, and stormwater utility infrastructure and resources. Full agenda at: http://www.mrwa.com/Agendas/Resilience%20Workshop_Minnesota_Flyer_FINAL%2004172019.pdf 6.0 contact hours for certified water operators and certified wastewater operators available for participation. Register by July 2nd at...
The Flood Resilience Guide link: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-08/documents/flood_resilience_guide.pdf Flood Resilience: A Basic Guide for Water and Wastewater Utilities, September 2014 - United States Environmental Protection Agency FLOOD RESILIENCE A Basic Guide for Water and Wastewater Utilities Select a menu option below. First time users should start with the Overview. www.epa.gov
https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/environment/water/com/flood.html Community Public Water System Flooding Guidance What to Do Now Review Flood Resilience: A Basic Guide for Water and Wastewater Utilities (PDF) at https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-08/documents/flood_resilience_guide.pdf Join MnWARN, a statewide Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network Days and Hours Before Potential Flooding Make sure to have enough treatment chemicals on hand to allow for possible delays in access or service. Make sure all drinking water storage tanks are full, and ask any interconnected systems to do the same to...
Incident Action Checklist - Flooding: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-06/documents/flooding.pdf
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...
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...