AWWA Utility Risk & Resilience Certificate Program
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America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (AWIA) requires community water systems serving 3,300 or more persons to conduct a risk and resilience assessment and develop an emergency response plan that must be actively updated every five years.
This certificate program is intended to help utilities and consultants working with utilities to apply sound risk and resilience management strategies that will facilitate compliance with AWIA.
Courses will provide a foundation for supporting water utilities in the development of an all-hazards approach to risk and resilience management. The certificate program is based on several AWWA standards and associated resources (G430, G440, J100, and Cybersecurity Guidance) that facilitate compliance with provisions of America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2018, which must be met as soon as March 2020. Students will learn about AWIA requirements for risk and resilience assessments and emergency response plans. Course content will include examples of how utilities can apply the various AWWA standards and resources to aid compliance with AWIA.
We recommend taking these courses in sequential order, starting with the free Certificate Program overview course, Facilitating Compliance with America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (EL260).