Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Topic: Water Distribution Systems: How the infrastructure works and what happens when it doesn't.
Who: Kelly Janes, Utilities Supervisor
Agency/Organization/Group: 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