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The Drought Resource Community is intended to keep the water industry informed about current resources, tools, issues and developments related to drought and water shortages. 

If you have any questions or updates to share, please submit them to AWWA.

Drought essentials

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Response and contingency plans

Tools

Volunteer groups

Water and Wastewater Agency Response Network logo


The Water and Wastewater Agency Response Network is a network of utilities helping other utilities respond to and recover from emergencies. The purpose of a WARN is to provide a method where water/wastewater utilities can provide and receive emergency aid and assistance in the form of personnel, equipment, materials and other associated services as necessary from other water/wastewater utilities.

AWWA publications

Journal - American Water Works Association, a professional and scholarly journal published continuously since 1914, is the most respected publication in the water industry.
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Written primarily by AWWA members, Opflow provides technically detailed case studies and how-to articles that help readers provide safe water to all. Visit Opflow.

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Events calendar

Sustainable Water Management - An Introduction (online)
September 01, 2017 / Milwaukee, WI

International Conference on Water Management Modeling (ICWMM)
February 28, 2018 / Brampton, ON Canada

Sustainable Water Management Conference
March 25, 2018 / Seattle, WA

Next Generation Water Summit
April 29, 2018 / Santa Fe

Commercial Water Auditing
May 02, 2018 / Santa Fe

Drought Guide

Drought Response and Recovery Guide for Water Utilities

This EPA Guide is designed to help small- to medium-sized water utilities respond to drought. This interactive guide includes best practices and customizable worksheets, as well as short-term/emergency drought mitigation actions that also build long-term resilience to drought.

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