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new Live Events

The Perfect Storm, Ice Cold: WLA Response Plan Tabletop Exercise Webcast
Register Now for The Perfect Storm

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the key elements of the WLA-RP, including Water Sector best practices for emergency response
  • Describe the roles that laboratories and others would have when they participate in a response to a water contamination incident
  • Identify EPA Water Security tools
  • Build relationships between laboratories, water utilities, and other stakeholders
Prerequisite: *We recommend completing the WLA-RP Training Module prior to attending the TTX webcast (Under the "Response Plans and other Useful Tools and Resources" section.

Target Audience: Water utility operators/managers; laboratories; first responders; public information officers; and local, state, and federal agencies 

Dates and Times:

  • October 8, 2014, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM ET
  • November 5, 2014, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET
  • January 14, 2015, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM ET
  • February 18, 2015, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET
  • March 11, 2015, 1:00 PM -3:00 PM ET
  • April 15, 2015, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM ET

Registration: https://www.thetestportal.com/perfectstorm

Contact: For additional information on The Perfect Storm Tabletop Exercise webcasts, please contact the WLA Helpline at 703-818-4200, or email WLA@epa.gov.


new Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) Template

The Continuity of Operations Plan Template is designed to provide recommendations that may be useful in preparing for events that may disrupt normal operations of drinking water and wastewater laboratories.

Course Description
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It is imperative that laboratories be able to continue their essential core functions when events occur that disrupt their normal operation. To ensure continuation of these essential activities, laboratories should have an effective COOP in place.

This webcast is designed as an introduction to the WLA COOP Template, and will:
  • Explain the rationale for developing the COOP Template
  • Provide a basic overview of the contents in the COOP Template
  • Demonstrate how to use the COOP Template fillable form
  • Highlight the value of the COOP Template to laboratories

Target Audience: Laboratories

Dates and Times:

  • October 23, 2014, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM ET Register Now for the October 23, 2014 Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) Template
  • January 15, 2015, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM ET Register Now for the February 15, 2015 Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) Template


Contact: For additional information on COOP Template webcast please contact the WLA Helpline at 703-818-4200, or email WLA@epa.gov.


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