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Water Security Planning

Jim Newton, P.E., DEE

Course Outline

Water security planning and threat response is critically important as contamination of a drinking water system can cause illness, disease, or even death. This webinar is based on the Water Security Handbook developed by the U.S. EPA, which provides guidance to water utility planning, contamination threat management, site characterization and sampling, public health response, and remediation and recovery. The webinar is designed to help water/utility officials and designers protect the water system and respond effectively to threats and contamination incidents involving the water system.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this course is any professional who is interested in drinking water security.

Benefit to Attendees

Attendees of this course will understand how to plan for and respond to drinking water contamination threats and incidents.

Course Content

This webinar is based upon the following publication:

A Water Security Handbook - EPA (PDF, 8.8 MB)

Because of the large file size, we recommend that you first save the file to your computer by right clicking the mouse and choosing "Save Target As ...", and then open the file in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Since this course is offered as a "live" course, you are required to attend the webinar at the scheduled time and date. Please check the Webinar Schedule under course description on our website for currently scheduled meeting date and time. We will send you an invitation to the webinar through email approximately 24 hours before the webinar (confirmation of the receipt of the invitation is required). The certificate of completion will not be issued unless you attend the webinar and pass a quiz. Thank you for your cooperation.

Course Summary

Planning for water security and emergency response may seem overwhelmingly complex. This course discusses several key points that can help you deal effectively with a contamination threat or incident.

Related Links

For additional information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:

US EPA - Water Security Home
US EPA - Water Security Research


Before you attend the webinar, you need to print the quiz questions from your browser for your study during the webinar. At the end of the webinar, you need to complete the quiz and submit your answers to obtain the PDH credits.

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.