Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Water Distribution Systems: How the infrastructure works and what happens when it doesn't.

Who: Kelly Janes, Utilities Supervisor

City of Golden Valley

Emergency Managers need to know a little bit about a lot in order to be effective in their roles. One area that receives little attention is the utility infrastructure which not only supports everyday life, but is also a potential vulnerability, impacts emergency response capabilities, and ultimately the ability of an impacted community to recover.  

Kelly’s presentation will provide a general overview of water, wastewater, and storm water infrastructure. How these systems are supposed to work, how these systems can fail, how these systems can be impacted by seemingly unrelated events, and what emergency managers should keep in mind with regards to infrastructure.

The session will conclude with a brief overview of the Minnesota Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (MnWARN) and how the utility mutual aid agreement works.


Unless otherwise noted, all monthly MEMA Meetings are held at Bloomington Fire Station #1, 10 West 95th Street, Bloomington, MN 55420

Social Networking: 9:30 - 10:00
General Membership Meeting: 10:00 - 12:00



March, 2015          Emergency Preparedness and Response for railroads
                            Speaker: Ed Dankbar, Canadian Pacific

February, 2015      Mass Fatality Status and MAC Update
                            Speakers: Hennepin County Examiners Office
                                            MN Department of Health
                                            Metropolitan Airport Commission

January, 2015       Emergency Management and MnDot
                            Speaker: Dough Theis, Minnesota Department of Transportation

December, 2014    Operation Raging River
                            Speaker: Tom Miller, City of Minneapolis

November, 2014    Who Protects Your Mail?
                            Speaker: J.D. Long, US Postal Inspection Service

October, 2014       Monthly business meeting and self-guided tour of Fire Fighters
                            Hall & Museum

September, 2014   BBQ and outdoor displays

June, 2014            Annual meeting, election of officers, election
                            Speaker: Dr. Jeff Mitchell, National Center for Crisis 
                            Management, University of MD, Stress During Crisis 
                            CEU Credit Available
                            Location:  JAX Café, Minneapolis

Photo:  May, 2009, Operation Black Cat Exercise


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