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Strategic Overview of Disaster Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities

MGT342  - 4.00 Hours



us flagPlanning for and responding to disasters that affect drinking water and wastewater systems is critical. Participants will be introduced to the various natural and man-made (accidental or intentional) disasters to which water and wastewater systems may be vulnerable and the potential effects of disasters. Participants will be guided through portions of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Response Protocol Toolbox (RPTB) to identify steps in the response and recovery processes. Case studies on a variety of disaster incidents, as well as hypothetical situations for water and wastewater incidents are examined. Participants are also given the opportunity to practice developing a disaster response plan for a disaster.


There are no prerequisites for this class


  • Water and wastewater system vulnerability, response and recovery processes
  • Threats to water and wastewater utilities
  • Preparing for disasters affecting water and wastewater utilities
  • Responding to disasters affecting water and wastewater utilities


  • Directors/Departments Heads
  • City Elected Officials
  • City Managers
  • County Elected Officials
  • City and County Emergency Managers
  • Senior Emergency Response Personnel
  • Water and Wastewater Utility Board Members
  • Water and Wastewater operators and field personnel
  • Lab personnel, inspectors, engineers
  • Tribal Council Members
  • Senior Regulatory Officials


FEMA Student ID Requirement

Prior to course delivery, the hosting jurisdiction for the class shall inform all participants of the FEMA requirement to establish a FEMA Student Identification Number (SID). This can be accomplished by registering at FEMA’s website. Participants will be asked to provide their SID when they arrive and complete the registration process for the course.


Participants are encouraged to take the following online courses before attending this course:

  • IS 100PWb
  • IS 700.
  • IS 800

The courses can be found online at: training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp.

Government Programs, Certifications and Accreditations

For DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact (800) 723-3811
GSA contract number: GS-07F-0357V. GSA customers, to register please contact contact itsi@teex.tamu.edu or call (800) 723-3811

Education Credits

4.00 TCEQ licensed water operators

4.00 TCEQ licensed wastewater operators

0.40 CEU

Contact Information

Infrastructure & Safety

OSHA Training Institute Education Center

Phone: (979) 458-9188 | Toll-Free: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 | Fax: (979) 458-1426

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