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Drought Preparedness and Response

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Drought annually happens somewhere in the country and preparation is critical to an effective response. This webinar on AWWA's updated Manual M60, Drought Preparedness and Response, describes the key steps and tools to help forecast and respond to drought conditions.

In 2019, AWWA published the second edition of Manual M60, Drought Preparedness and Response. Since the first edition was published in 2011, the nation has seen serious droughts in the Midwest, Texas, the Southwest, and California. Additionally, since 2011, new federal resources have been developed that have the potential to help water utilities better prepare and respond to drought. The second edition has been updated to include new examples and resources that utilities can use to be prepared for water shortages that can result from drought conditions.

Presentations will include overviews of the steps to take for drought preparation, case studies from utilities included in the manual, and overviews of new weather and climate tools that can be used to get a handle on anticipating drought conditions. Learn More.