SC Training | Resiliency Means Business: Preparing for Risks to Drinking Water Service in the Pee Dee Region

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Date and Time: 9-8-2022 @ 09:00 AM (EDT) to 9-8-2022 @ 04:00 PM (EDT)

Location | Florence Office, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control – 145 E. Cheves St., Florence, SC 29506

Description: We hear about “resilience” a lot these days — given the many pressures and uncertainties felt by businesses, organizations and even individuals. For lifeline drinking water utilities, business continuity and performance is a matter of health and life safety. Resilience is often first thought of in terms of emergency response and hazard recovery preparations. It extends beyond that to how business is supported in all ongoing aspects. This one-day training for water utilities in South Carolina’s Pee Dee region is an introduction to this broad approach, and a gateway to free tools and assistance available from U.S. EPA and the Environmental Finance Center Network. Also included are updates on South Carolina’s resilience efforts and financial resources

Leaning Objectives:

  • Understand resilience as an ongoing function at your utility
  • Access risk and resilience assessment tools to identify vulnerabilities
  • Prioritize risks and deal with uncertainty
  • Learn about climate resilience, cybersecurity and other emerging needs
  • Learn about South Carolina programs & funding opportunities supporting resilience.
  • Engage in a tabletop exercise and set goals for further action

Trainer: Jack Kartez, Senior Advisor/Emeritus Director, New England Environmental Finance Center

Cost: Complimentary.

Who Should Attend:

  • Managers, owners, and operators of water systems serving less than 10,000 people
  • Decision-makers for water utilities, including mayors, finance officers, utility managers, public works directors, city councilors, board members, tribal council members, and clerks
  • Consultants and technical assistance providers serving water systems

Continuing Education Units: Eligible attendees will receive a certificate of attendance that they may self-submit for Continuing Education Credit.


  New England Environmental Finance Center 

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Venue Name - Florence Office, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

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