Operator Guide to Drought Resiliency 041323
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Event Date & Time

4/13/2023 8:30 AM - 4/13/2023 3:30 PM


San Luis Business Park
4251 S. Higuera Street, Suite 800
Room 501
San Luis Obispo, California 93401

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Operator Guide to Drought Resiliency



6 California Drinking Water Contact Hours awarded total

Contact Hours have been approved for the Registered Environmental Health Specialist Program. 

Certificates will be available through your profile

Date & Time:

The Operator Guide to Drought Resiliency training will be held on the following date:

April 13| 8:30AM-3:30PM | Scroll down to register

This training will be held in Pacific Time.


Every system will have an emergency. Identifying potential risks and taking measures to mitigate their impact are the first steps to a successful recovery. In part one of this two-part training, we will look at tools and techniques for assessing where your system may experience service interruption, unsafe water or any other harm.


Participants will learn:

·        How to identify risks to their system

·        How to utilize available tools to begin mitigation efforts

·        To understand the cost and benefits of instituting mitigation efforts

·        To access tools for the completion of a hazard mitigation process


The recommended audience includes operators, managers and board members.


In part one of this training, you will have learned about pre-hazard mitigation planning and how to reduce drinking water system vulnerabilities. In part two, we will provide water system personnel with the information and resources needed to respond preemptively and proactively to most emergency situations. A water system emergency is any situation which causes water outages, unsafe drinking water or any harm to humans or animals. The emergency may have been created by a fire, flood or vandalism and having a written response plan, lines of communication and mutual aid agreements in place prior to an emergency will provide an avenue for thoughtful response.


Participants will learn:

·        How to develop an emergency response plan and identify the eight core elements required in the ERP
·        How to assess vulnerability and complete risk ranking as we introduce the concept of the vulnerability assessment
·        The benefits of mutual aid agreements
·        Where to look for resources to complete a written ERP

The recommended audience includes operators, managers and board members.


This training will be hosted at the following address:

San Luis Business Park

4251 S. Higuera Street Suite 800, Room 501

San Luis Obispo, CA 95401


Click here for Google map directions.

Scholarship & Fees:

Operator Guide to Drought Resiliency is a free training.



Register at the link below.


COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines

Welcome Back to onsite trainings! Masks are optional for our attendees, although our staff and trainers will continue to wear them for your safety.


RCAC is continually monitoring COVID-19, Center for Disease Control updates and local public health department for recommendations.


For event content questions, contact:
Jim McVeigh
(619) 495-8438


For registration questions, contact:
RCAC Events
(916) 447-9832 ext. 1429


Presented by Rural Community Assistance Corporation.

Funding for this project has been provided in full or in part under the Safe & Affordable Funding for Equity & Resiliency (SAFER) Drinking Water Program through an agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views & policies of the foregoing, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.