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This kit contains all of AWWA's information on public communication, from talking points to Journal AWWA articles to presentations, all in one place for easy access.
Strategic communications planning is important, especially with evolving regulatory requirements, enhanced media outreach and growing public expectations. This section will provide you with a sample utility communications plan and other planning resources.
Four Steps for Successful Communications Planning
Other Communications Links
Media relations entails more than answering questions when a reporter calls. It's important to establish and maintain relationships with local reporters, publishers, editors and photographers of both print and television news outlets.
Used sparingly and for the right reasons news conferences can be very effective.
Acting as a spokesperson can be intimidating. Preparing yourself ahead of time can help.
Make any event a success.
To communicate effectively during a crisis, background preparation is necessary. This section will provide you with a plan template that helps you respond before, during and after a crisis, as well as media tips and preparedness checklists.
The Public Notification Rule
A three-part series from Journal AWWA outlining the general requirements of the Public Notification Rule and offers assistance with creating a crisis communications plan, dealing with the media and preparing employees to handle questions while working in the community.
Some additional resources are also listed below.
Information on Special Issues
It is important for utilities to establish relationships with local stakeholders, including children. This section will offer ideas and strategies for reaching out to various groups and encouraging public participation.
Customer and Public Communication
In today’s world electronic and digital communications are an increasingly important and affordable way to communicate with your audience. Here are few tools to help you build your electronic presence.