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MGT-342 Strategic Overiew of Disaster Management for Water & Wastewater Utilities

June 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


The National Infrastructure Protection Plan identified water and wastewater (WWW) systems as critical infrastructure (CI). These systems are critical to the communities’ public health and economic development. The interdependencies between WWW, other CI sectors, and emergency management require a common understanding by jursdiction stakeholders of water sector impacts. This overview course provides an opportunity to work together to improve community resiliency.

This course will introduce frameworks for WWW disaster management including portions of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Response Protocol Toolbox. Participants will examine case studies and will have the opportunity to identify planning factors in response to a catastrophic event.


  • Water and Wastewater System Vulnerability, Response and Recovery Processes
  • Threats to Water and Wastewater Utilities
  • Preparing For and Responding To Disasters Affecting Water and Wastewater Utilities

Target audience:

  • Emergency Management
  • Public Works Management
  • Utility Management
  • Providers
  • Health Care 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, Engineers
  • Senior Regulatory Officials
  • Tribal Council Member

Course manager:
Chad Beuchler
Seattle Public Utilities
Phone: 206-684-8393

To apply, please contact Chad Beuchler.


June 8, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Seattle Water Operations Center
2700 Airport Way South
Seattle, WA 98134 United States
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