Preparing for Ebola in the Water Sector

Helping preparedness against Ebola virus

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Ebola virus has been the subject of recent discussion because of its increased threat now to the rest of the world. It has been published that many governments have made different preparations and activated protocols for response. The subject of Ebola is also raising concerns in the water sector about risks to staff and treatment operations. This webinar, co-sponsored by AWWA and the Water Environment Federation and PRW&EA in Puerto Rico, will provide an overview of the most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Protection and the US Environmental Protection Agency, including:

  • Information regarding protective actions utilities can take for the safety of staff and the public
  • Protection protocols for workers, treatment efficacy, and the viability of the virus
  • Principles for pandemic planning as part of an all-hazard risk management plan for business continuity
  • Operational resilience

The webinar will be offered exclusively for officials of the Department of Health of Puerto Rico, on Friday, 05 December 2014 at 10:00 am in the conference room of the agency. If you are interested in receiving this webinar or seminars or trainings of other topics, please contact Odalis de la Vega at our phone, 787.900.9737 or write to odalis.delavega@prwea.org.

This webinar is part of the membership benefits offered by AWWA to its members. You can join the organization here.

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