ASDWA Attends Water Infrastructure Conference

This week, ASDWA staff traveled to Phoenix, AZ to attend the AWWA Water Infrastructure Conference.  Among the six offered tracks, ASDWA paid attention to the emergency preparedness and cybersecurity presentations and discussions.  Many of the topics offered valuable insights into the challenges facing water systems in both the near and long term.  How to assess whether a SCADA system is secure; how four utilities came together successfully to develop and implement a regional emergency management plan; how to build a more resilient water sector when considering risk and resiliency; and innovative preparedness and response practices that support water system resilience were just some of the excellent presentations offered during the Conference.  Funding and flexibility were bywords during the Conference and participants also emphasized the continued need for collaboration and partnerships between and among all levels of government.