The Strategic Overview of Disaster Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities course provides critical guidance when planning for and responding to disasters that affect drinking water and wastewater systems. Participants will be introduced to the various natural and man-made (accidental or intentional) disasters to which water and wastewater systems may be vulnerable and the potential effects of disasters. Participants will be guided through portions of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Response Protocol Toolbox (RPTB) to identify steps in the response and recovery processes. Case studies on a variety of disaster incidents, as well as hypothetical situations for water and wastewater incidents are examined. Participants are also given the opportunity to practice developing a disaster response plan for a disaster.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
FEMA Student ID Requirement
Prior to course delivery, the hosting jurisdiction for the class shall inform all participants of the FEMA requirement to establish a FEMA Student Identification Number (SID). This can be accomplished by registering at FEMA’s website. Participants will be asked to provide their SID when they arrive and complete the registration process for the course.
It is recommended the participant complete IS-100PWb, IS-700, and IS-800. These courses can be found online at: https://training.fema.gov/nims/
TopicsWater and wastewater system vulnerability, response and recovery processes+Threats to water and wastewater utilities+Preparing for disasters affecting water and wastewater utilities+Responding to disasters affecting water and wastewater utilities
- Directors/Departments Heads
- City Elected Officials
- City Managers
- County Elected Officials
- City and County Emergency Managers
- Senior Emergency Response Personnel
- Water and Wastewater Utility Board Members
- Water and Wastewater operators and field personnel
- Lab personnel, inspectors, engineers
- Tribal Council Members
- Senior Regulatory Officials
Government Programs, Certifications and AccreditationsFor DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 723-3811+GSA contract number: GS-07F-0357V. GSA customers, to register please contact email@example.com or call (800) 723-3811
Continuing Education & Professional Credits0.4 CEUs
TCEQ licensed water operators+TCEQ licensed wastewater operators