Strategic Overview of Disaster Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities

MGT342 – 4.00 Hours


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07/30/24 – 07/30/24 Gillette, WY EU MGT342 293 Register
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10/01/24 – 10/01/24 Oak Forest, IL EU MGT342 295 Register
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07/08/25 – 07/08/25 Conroe, TX EU MGT342 294 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

us flagThe 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.

Participant Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam. Participants will need to bring a device such as a smart phone, tablet or laptop to take the pre-test, evaluation and post-test online in the class.

Disaster Awareness for Water and Wastewater Utilities, An Introduction (AWR419) Online Course (2 hours)

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Identify potential all-hazard threats to water and wastewater facilities and systems.
  • Explain how to respond to and manage incidents that affect water or wastewater systems and facilities.
  • Plan for mitigation and recovery from incidents affecting water or wastewater utilities.

Suggested Audience

  • Emergency Management
  • Public Works Management
  • Utility Management
  • Power Providers
  • Healthcare and Hospital Management
  • Water Authorities
  • City and County Elected Officials
  • City and County Emergency Managers
  • Senior Emergency Response Personnel
  • Water and Wastewater Utility Board Members, Operators, and Field Personnel
  • Lab Personnel, Inspectors, and Engineers
  • Senior Regulatory Officials
  • Tribal Council Members

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 4.00 hours – Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

Government Programs

  • For DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact [email protected] or call (800) 723-3811
  • GSA contract number: GS-07F-0357V. GSA customers, to register please contact [email protected] or call (800) 723-3811 GSA Schedule logo