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Emergency Response Group

Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) Background and Contact Information

The Public Water Agencies Group (PWAG) formed our emergency preparedness consortium to better prepare, equip, train, and respond to a variety of regional and local emergencies and to provide, as needed and necessary, mutual assistance. One resource we are providing our members on a 24/7 basis, and as-needed, the opportunity to contract for a range of services with an established list of qualified subject matter experts to assist during an emergency or an unplanned event.  The SME’s will supplement PWAG’s Emergency Preparedness Coordinator’s and Mutual Assistance resources (PWAG and CalWARN) and allow you and your crew to better manage your incident.

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Department of Homeland Security’s California Water System Regional Resiliency Assessment Program (RRAP)

This document provides the final results from the 2016 California Central Valley Water RRAP project, the status report and implementation plans for the 2017 Southern California Water RRAP project.  This report details the year-long process to collect and analyze data on the critical infrastructure, followed by continued technical assistance to enhance its resilience and incorporates opportunities for valuable information and data exchanges.

The goal of this document is to generate greater understanding and action among public and private sector partners to improve the resilience of a region’s critical infrastructure.

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FEMA’s 2020 National Preparedness Report

The 2020 Report highlights the diverse range of preparedness challenges the Nation faces—from terrorism and active shooter incidents, to cyber-attacks, to natural disasters, as well as how stakeholders across the Nation are using preparedness grant funding to invest in preparedness improvements. The 2020 Report also provides insights into preparedness progress and gaps.

The 2020 Report presents an overview of the five preparedness mission areas—Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery—and describes major findings identified through community-wide research and engagement. Specifically, the Report presents information regarding: National-level preparedness policy gaps; the impact of complex Federal disaster programs on state, local, tribal, and territorial partners; efforts to prepare for catastrophic incidents; and examples—highlighted as “Preparedness in Practice”—that demonstrate real-world progress.

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