The following revised AWWA Policy Statement on Emergency Preparedness and Security has been approved by the Technical and Educational Council for member comment. Comments on the policy statement will be reviewed by AWWA staff and forwarded to the Executive Committee if the comments are minor or referred to the originating body if the comments are substantive. Policies forwarded to the Executive Committee will be reviewed for approval and final action. Emergency Preparedness and Security The American Water Works Association (AWWA) encourages water utilities to adopt an all-hazards risk and resilience management strategy to ensure mission continuity by integrating emergency preparedness and security practices into the reliable delivery of safe drinking water and the protection of public health and the environment. Utilities should integrate emergency preparedness and security into their culture, including, but not limited to, establishing key partnerships with public health, law enforcement, and other emergency-response entities and at the local, state/provincial and federal levels. It is the responsibility of every utility manager, supervisor and worker to be aware and vigilant in supporting risk and resilience management protocols. All water leaders and staff should apply these protocols in their daily work process, following an all-hazards approach which includes mitigating risks from physical and cyber threats that could threaten public health and the environment, and compromise mission and continuity. Practices specified in this policy statement are consistent with all other pertinent AWWA policy statements. Adopted by the Board of Directors June 22, 2006. Revisions approved by the Board of Directors June 12, 2011, Jan. 14, 2015. Submit Comments by October 9, 20109.