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New AWWA and FEMA Water Resource Typing Guidance

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have released the new Water Sector Resource Typing Guidance, finalizing 26 resource typing teams. This guidance replaces the 2008 AWWA Water/Wastewater Mutual Aid and Resource Typing Manual, and will be integrated into FEMA’s Resource Typing Library Tool. The guidance facilitates the development of resource types for water utility personnel, teams and equipment, and assists utilities with preparation of their risk and resilience assessments and emergency response plan updates for America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) through resource typing.