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Environmental Protection Agency Continuity of Operations Planning Resources

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides resouces for water utilities Continuity of Operations planning:

Please join us for the 2018 Annual ORWARN Conference September 17th-19th at Skamania Lodge, in Stevenson WA

The annual conference "In the Wake of a Disaster: Continuity Planning and Recovery for All-Hazard Events" where national, regional, state, and local experts…

2018 ORWARN Conference Registration Discount Rate Extended

Register by August 24th for best hotel and registration pricing!

Call for Exhibitors and Sponsors for 2018 ORWARN Conference

ORWARN is seeking exhibitors and sponsors to promote their products and services during its 2018 Annual Conference, September 17-18-19, 2018 at Skamania Lodge…

Free WAWARN Functional Exercise - September 25, 2018 - King County Wastewater Treatment Division

Do you ever worry that you won't have what you really need to respond to a water or wastewater emergency?

Register Now for the 2018 ORWARN Conference, September 17-19th at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA

Please join us at beautiful Skamania Lodge for informative sessions where national, regional, state and local experts will share steps utilities can take…

Training Opportunities at the Oregon Office of Emergency Management

Check out the training calendar at the Oregon Office of Emergency Management.

Alert to Utility Members: Russian government to exploit infrastructure devices

Utility Advsiory

Who: US Department of Homeland Security

What: Russian Government campaign to exploit infrastructure devices

When: Currently

SAVE THE DATE: Oregon Emergency Preparedness Workshop 2018 Oregon Prepared, at Sunriver Resort

Scheduled for the week of April 2nd, 2018, the workshop will provide participants with networking opportunities, training and information on programs, current issues,…

Update - Hurricane Harvey

Following are updates from Kevin Morley, Manager, Federal Relations, AWWA.

As you all might imagine this incident is far from over and likely continue…

TXWARN Responds to Hurricane Harvey

TXWARN is responding and providing support to several utilities.

Disaster Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities Course (MGT-343)

The City of Gresham is hosting a Disaster Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities (MGT-343) course October 17th & 18th at 1333 NW Eastman…

Cybersecurity in the Water Sector

AWWA has selected the PNWS AWWA to roll out a new cybersecurity class.  We are going to be their test section and will…

Risk of Flooding in Washington and Oregon

Flood Preparedness and Response Tools for Water Utilities

Severe winter storms bring increased risk of flooding and mudslides for water and wastewater utilities.

EPA - Water Utilities and Emergency Services Coordination Workshop

US EPA Water & Emergency Services Sector Workshop.  This free one-day workshop will feature presentations from water and wastewater, emergency management, fire and…

2017 Oregon Emergency Preparedness Workshop

Oregon Office of Emergency Management and the Oregon Health Authority will hold the 2017 Oregon Emergency Preparedness Workshop, April 10 – 14, 2017,…

Free WAWARN Emergency Response Seminar and Tabletop Exercise: Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Do you ever worry that you won’t have what you really need to respond to a water or wastewater emergency? Maybe you’ll…

Check out WARN resources on the American Water Works Association website!

Are you interested in learning more about WARN resources through the AWWA? Check out their webiste and access Action Plans, Mutual Aid Agreements,…

FEMA has a new smartphone app!

FEMA has a new smartphone app that provides:

Business Oregon tops $300 million in support for Oregon drinking water systems

SALEM – Business Oregon, the state’s economic development agency, recently surpassed $300 million in water system funding that ensures Oregonians have access to safe…

Save the Date: March 9, 2016 ACWA Rebuilding and Revitalizing America’s Water Infrastructure – Starting With Your Utility…

Keynote address by Congressman Earl Blumenauer

Targeted to Oregon drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater utility managers and staff, this workshop will identify the practices…

Registration Open for the 2016 ORWARN Conference!

Don't miss the 2016 ORWARN 8th Annual Conference this coming February at Agate Beach in Newport, Oregon!

Water Utility Response On-The-Go Mobile Website

EPA has launched the Water Utility Response On-The-Go mobile website, an innovative tool that consolidates, and makes accessible from the field,

Regional Water Providers Consortium Emergency Equipment Drill

You're invited to join us at our emergency equipment drill on May 7, 2015.

EPA's Emergency/Incident Planning, Response, and Recovery has updated Incident Action Checklists!

EPA has developed a variety of guidance documents and other informative resources to support drinking water and wastewater util

Explore the AWWA the Emergency Preparedness Rescource Community

This AWWA Resource Community is intended to keep the water industry in the know about tools, i

Washington County ORWARN Members to participate in Integrated Emergency Management Course

On April 16th, 2014, members of ORWARN will be participating in an Integrated Emergency Management Course (IEMC) for Washington County, Oregon.  This community-specific…

Upcoming Training Opportunity - Disaster Preparedness Workshop for Procurement and Contracting Professionals

Disasters creep up when we least expect them...

Join us for this workshop where purchasing and contract

7th Annual ORWARN Conference - September 25th - 27th - Online Registration ends September 22.

Presentations and exhibits by federal, state and local experts will share how utilities can manage everyday hazards and emergencies, such as supply interruptions,…

L-971 FACL Training Opportunity

L-971 FACL Training in Ft. Meyers, FL on June 17 through 21. Spots still available


April Board Meeting

The April board meeting will be held at the Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond. 

April 11th at 11:00 am in the Golden Eagle Room


Save the Date - 7th Annual ORWARN Conference at the Eagle Crest Resort September 25th-27th, 2013

This years annual conference will be held at the Eagle Crest Resort just outside the City of Redmond from September 25th through the…

Super Storm Sandy After Action Report

This After-Action Report is based on information

AWWA and CDC team up to provide Emergency Water Supply Planning Guide for hospitals

The American Water Works Association (AWWA), the world’s largest organization of water professionals, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have…

Identify geologic hazards in Oregon with new online tool

Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries is releasing a new HazVu tool for identifying geolo

Free Earthquake Readiness Workshop - Open to the public

OSU Office of Emergency Management is offering a free Earthquake Readiness Workshop Tuesday October 25th at the LaSe

6th Annual ORWARN Conference - September 24, 25 & 26 in Seaside

The Resilient Utility - What it is and how to get there.  What does it take to be a Resilient Utility and how…

WARN leaders offer lessons learned

Officials from Water and Wastewater Response Networks (WARNs) in several states offered lots of advice in a session of the WARN Chair Forum…

AWWA map of WARN members

Click a pin to view contact information for the local WARN representative, with a link to more information about that state and region.

Security and Emergency Preparedness Workshop in Portland October 21st

These workshops are hosted by the Research Committee of the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Water Works Association in concert with the…

ORWARN's 100th Member!

Welcome to The City of Redmond, ORWARN's 100th member.  We would also like to welcome our 99th member, Langlois Water District. 

ORWARN now on Twitter!

Follow ORWARN on Twitter, a valuable tool for exchanging information.

Register Now for the 5th Annual ORWARN Conference in September

The ORWARN conference will be from Wednesday, September 28th to Friday, September 30th at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel.  This years conference will focus…

Be A Vendor at the 5th Annual ORWARN Conference

ORWARN is seeking exhibitors and sponsors to spotlight their products and services during its 5th Annual Conference September 28th through 30th. 

ORWARN 2010 Annual Report

The Oregon WARN was formalized in 2006, the fifth WARN in the nation. At the close of 2010, 94 water and wastewater utilities…

The 5th Annual 2011 ORWARN Conference September 28th - 30th

This years conference will be located in Portland at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel.  General registration is $275 and Vendor registration is $350 and…

Utiligent will be giving a web demonstration of their community notification system.

Utiligent is offering this sevice, free of charge, for use in WARN notifications.  Contact Kristel Fesler if

Welcome New ORWARN Members!

Please welcome Gold Beach and Corbett Water District, our newest members.

Thanks to all who attended the 4th Annual ORWARN Conference!

Welcome to our new Board Members Neil Kennedy, Tulaltin Valley Water District in the Vice-Chair position and Chuck Bodine, Eugene Water and Electric…

Save The Date - 4th Annual ORWARN Conference

ORWARN 4th Annual Conference 2010

Oct. 27-29, 2010 • Ashland Springs Hotel • Ashland, OR
Wednesday, October 27 • 10am - 5pm
Thursday, October…

Welcome new ORWARN members!

Welcome to our newest members, the City of Estacada and the City of Sweet Home!

ORWARN May 2010 Board Meeting

The board meeting will held on May, 20th at the Ashland Springs Hotel, Ashland, Oregon.

View May Board Meeting Agenda

2010 Annual ORWARN Conference

The 2010 annual ORWARN Conference is being held in Ashland, October 27-29th at the Ashland Springs Hotel.  Additional information will be posted soon!

AWWA 28th Annual Eastern Oregon Subsection Short School

The American Waterworks Association - Pacific Northwest Section is pleased to announce the 28th Annual Eastern Oregon Region Water and Wastewater…

3rd Annual ORWARN Conference

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
October 14-16, 2009

ORWARN Launches New Website

The new ORWARN website facilitates rapid, short-term deployment of emergency services, in the form of personnel, equipment and mat