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Improving Response and Recovery – Update on U.S. EPA's Water Emergency Response Activities

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Drinking water and wastewater systems face a continuing array of incidents such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornados, and ice storms. The U.S. EPA's Office of Water, through its Water Security Division (WSD), has a number of ongoing activities that help to improve the Water Sector's capabilities to respond to and recover from these types of incidents. Being well-prepared to respond and recover is a key component of operational resiliency (noted in In addition to operational resiliency, these activities address several other attributes such as employee and leadership development, and financial viability. This paper will provide an update on a variety of WSD emergency response activities.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2012

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