The Disaster Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities course provides students with information about the Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA) Response Protocol Toolbox covering necessary steps to be taking during the response and recovery Water and Wastewater Utilities facilities. Participants will be guided through the various issues concerning preparing for, responding to, and recovering from incidents affecting water and/or wastewater facilities. The course introduces the various natural and man-made (accidental or intentional) hazards to which water and wastewater systems may be vulnerable and the potential effects the hazards may induce. Planning for and managing incidents are discussed, as well as disaster mitigation, response and recovery specific to drinking water and wastewater systems.
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-100, IS-700.A, and IS-800. These courses can be found online at: https://training.fema.gov/nims/
TopicsThreats to water and wastewater facilities and systems +Disaster planning and management+Disaster mitigation+Disaster response+Disaster recovery
- Water and Wastewater Utility Personnel
- Department Heads
- Field Personnel
- Customer Service
- Lab Personnel
- State/Local Regulatory Personnel
- Environmental/Local Regulatory Personnel, including:
- Tribal Councils
- City Elected Officials
- City ManagersCounty Elected Officials
- Senior Emergency Response Personnel
- Utility Board Members
Government Programs, Certifications and AccreditationsFor DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact (800) 723-3811+GSA contract number: GS-07F-0357V. GSA customers, to register please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 723-3811
Continuing Education & Professional Credits1.6 CEUs
ACE+TCEQ licensed water operators+TCEQ licensed wastewater operators
Registration for each course will be processed by the host city.