EPA Water Laboratory Alliance 3-Day Security Summit
November 16 @ 11:00 am - November 18 @ 11:00 am
The Water Laboratory Alliance (WLA) will host a 3-day virtual summit on November 16 – 18, 2021. The Summit will include:
- An overview of the Water Laboratory Alliance/Environmental Response Laboratory Network and EPA Water Security Resources.
- Exciting track sessions related to the Water Sector with subject matter experts in the areas of: Climate Resiliency, Environmental Justice, Cybersecurity, Technology Innovation, and Water Resilience in Indian Country.
- A Tabletop exercise featuring a water contamination scenario and designed to showcase EPA tools and resources and emergency response planning. Participants will be guided through the process of enhancing response readiness by developing a roadmap to update analytical support Emergency Response Plans.
Day 1 will feature state of the art discussions of the challenges presented by climate change and cybersecurity. Speakers will present useful resources from EPA’s Water Security Division, partner utilities, and laboratories to support preparedness and response efforts for you and your stakeholders.
On Day 2, we are excited to host panel presentations on environmental justice, a spotlight on Tribal utilities, and a special session highlighting WLA emergency response planning. The resources presented in these sessions, paired with the expertise of our panelists, will enhance your water contamination response readiness.
Day 3 will walk participants through a collaborative WLA Tabletop Exercise, featuring a scenario-based contamination event as a backdrop for developing emergency response plans that address analytical support.
There are a limited number of virtual seats, so register soon!