Oct 29, 2014

AWWA Hosts Webinar on Ebola Precautions for Water Personnel

The webinar will deliver experts’ perspectives on current Ebola research

Ebola, Wastewater, management, personnel

With Ebola protocols developing almost daily in the public health sector, the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) will offer a timely webinar focusing on risks and precautions for drinking water and wastewater employees. The webinar, titled “Preparing for Ebola in the Water Sector,” will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. EST on Nov. 6.

The webinar will include subject matter experts’ perspectives on current Ebola research as it relates to drinking water and wastewater operations, including the most recent safety guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It also will impart principles for pandemic planning as part of an all-hazard risk management plan for business continuity and operational resilience.

Prior registration is required and can be completed on the AWWA website. This webinar is complimentary to AWWA members.

AWWA also is among the co-sponsors of a complimentary webinar hosted by the Water Environment Federation. The webinar, titled “Wastewater Worker Safety – Addressing Concerns on Ebola in Wastewater,” is scheduled for 2 to 3 p.m. EST on Nov. 4. It will provide an overview of information available on the survival of Ebola in wastewater and also will focus on protective practices needed for wastewater workers. Prior registration also is required for this webinar.