Seats available for WEF security workshops

Seats are still available for the remaining 2006 series of "no-cost" Wastewater Security Workshops offered by the Water Environment Federation and supported by funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. They are Nov. 8-10 in Kansas City and Nov. 28-30 in Atlanta. These will be the final sessions offered for 2006, but there is still time to register...

ALEXANDRIA, VA, Oct. 31, 2006 -- Seats are still available for the remaining 2006 series of "no-cost" Wastewater Security Workshops offered by the Water Environment Federation and supported by funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These will be the final sessions offered for 2006, but there is still time to register.

Final Dates & Locations:
-- Nov. 8-10 Kansas City, MO
-- Nov. 28-30 Atlanta, GA

Additional Benefits:
• All sessions are offered at no cost to participants
• POTW staff are eligible for travel and lodging reimbursement
(If traveling 100 miles or more to attend a workshop you are pre-approved for reimbursement)
• CEUs and/or Contact Hours are available in most states

Background Information:
In 2006, WEF, through a cooperative agreement with the USEPA, has provided 3-day workshops in various locations across the U.S. on security and emergency response planning. As a follow-up to these training sessions, WEF has been providing web-casts to all attendees as a "refresher" exercise and as an opportunity to ask follow-up questions. POTWs treating 2.5 mgd or greater are invited to attend and will be eligible for travel reimbursement. Other interested parties may attend on a space available basis, but will not be eligible for travel reimbursement. While not required to submit their Vulnerability Assessment (VA) or Emergency Response Plan (ERP) to the EPA, publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) managers and operators are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to receive no-cost, hands-on training on this important topic. Even if you have participated in a WEF security training in the past, this new program will be of benefit to you as it is equally relevant in preparing for, and responding to, man-made threats or natural disasters.

For more details on the WEF 2006 Wastewater Security Training Program, including online registration for all trainings, please visit -- www.wef.org/ConferencesTraining/TrainingProfessionalDevelopment/WaterSecurity/Index.htm or www.wef.org/watersecurity. Or contact Matt Jones, Water Sector Security Program assistant project manager, at 703-684-2400 x7090 or mjones@wef.org

*Note: Although these workshops are free of cost registration is required in order to attend. All travel and lodging arrangements will be the responsibility of each participant.

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