Disasters faced by water resource recovery facilities include infrastructure failure, natural disasters, human-induced accidents, and multi-hazard disasters. Written for utility managers, operators, consulting engineers, emergency response planners and professionals, and public officials, this publication helps stakeholders plan for a range of emergencies, respond when disaster strikes, and recover in the wake of the event. It addresses the key elements of emergency planning and highlights the need to build resilient systems. 

 

Features & Benefits:

  • Prepare your facility for a range of emergency situations
  • Contains guidance with for both US domestic and international applications  
  • Learn about the role of resilience in emergency planning 
  • Find useful information for managers at utilities of all sizes 

 

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Table of Contents:

Chapter 1 Introduction 

Chapter 2 Emergency Planning

Chapter 3 Disaster Response 

Chapter 4 Disaster Recovery 

Chapter 5 Resilience  

 

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