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New EPA Water Sector Interdependency Webinars, Black Sky Exercises, and More

EPA Water Security Division has recently released information on several upcoming events related to drinking water resilience and security. EPA is hosting a free webinar series on the interdependencies between the water and public health sectors. This webinar series will include lessons-learned from a series of national workshops conducted from 2016 to 2018. The series will also discuss collaborative planning and communication between the water sector and public health sector, with a focus on emergency preparedness.

Water Sector Focused Lessons-Learned

DATE:                    September 19, 2019

TIME:                    1:00 – 2:00 pm (Eastern)

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Healthcare/Public Health Sector Focused Lessons-Learned

DATE:                    September 26, 2019

TIME:                    1:00 – 2:00 pm (Eastern)

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EPA is also hosting a webinar that will give participants an overview of the new risk assessment and emergency response plan requirements. This webinar will cover the updated Vulnerability Self-Assessment Tool Web 2.0 and emergency response plan Guidance, Template and Instructions.

DATE:                    September 5, 2019

TIME:                    1:00 – 2:30 pm (Eastern)

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EPA, PaWARN, and the Pennsylvania Black Sky Water Sector Committee are conducting two upcoming Black Sky Exercises. The exercises will focus on long-duration power outages and how they affect water utilities.

Pittsburgh, PA Water Sector Black Sky Exercise

DATE:                    September 25, 2019

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Mechanicsburg, PA Water Sector Black Sky Exercise

DATE:                    October 23, 2019

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EPA has also updated its Water Utility Response On-The-Go App, which is used to access information that response partners may need during an emergency. Click here to learn more.