(DENVER) – The American Water Works Association has released the second edition of M60 Drought Preparedness and Response . Providing a reliable water supply requires utilities to prepare for drought and water shortages. A Water Shortage Contingency Plan is best practice to assess risks and reduce vulnerability from the impacts of drought. M60 supports water managers facing shortages through established strategies and tactics of drought mitigation, as well as an introduction of new tools and methods. A step-by-step process to anticipate and respond to water shortages through a structured planning process is detailed. M60 Drought Preparedness and Response can be purchased in the AWWA Store . The full manual is also available as a PDF download and as a PDF download and print set . Media note: Review copies are available for media. Please contact Dave Gaylinn to request a copy. About the product: M60 Drought Preparedness and Response, Second Edition Published by American Water Works Association ISBN: 9781625763334 Softcover, 102 pp. Price: $93 AWWA members, $133 non-members Product #: 30060-2E ### Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 51,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.