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EPA Webcast Training on the Water Lab Alliance Response Plan

EPA is sponsoring a free online table top exercise webcast, “The Endless Storm,” on March 13, 2013, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM ET. The webcast is designed as a “virtual training course,” delivering a complete learning experience that includes facilitated interaction between students and instructors. The webcast will be led by two facilitators who will present background information on the Water Laboratory Alliance and a water contamination scenario to students. Participants will be presented with situations and questions stemming from the scenario that they will address based on their real-life experiences and knowledge of the Water Laboratory Alliance Response Plan (WLA-RP) and Water Security toolsThe target audience includes laboratories; water utilities; first responders; public information officers; and local, state, and federal agencies. The target audience for the webcast includes laboratories; water utilities; first responders; public information officers; and local, state, and federal agencies. The learning objectives for this training are as follows:

  • Describe the key elements of the WLA-RP and how the plan fits into other laboratory response networks
  • Describe the roles that laboratories and others would have when they participate in a response to a water contamination event
  • Identify EPA Water Security tools
  • Build relationships between laboratories, water utilities, and other stakeholders

Registration information may be found at the following web site:
http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/watersecurity/wla/training.cfm

Additionally, EPA will be hosting a webcast on the recently released document entitled, “Containment and Disposal of Large Amounts of Contaminated Water: A Support Guide for Water Utilities.” The webcast will be held on March 27, 2013 at 2:00PM – 3:00PM ET. To register for the Decontamination Webcast, please visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/410624977. For more information, contact Marissa Lynch at 202-564-2761.