WEF Recorded Webinar: Pandemic Continuity of Operations (COOP) Essential Personnel

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This webinar occurred on March 19th. During the COVID-19 pandemic, water and wastewater utilities are currently triggering their response plans for continuity of operations. A significant component during pandemic is consideration of critical functions that include essential personnel whose role does not allow for telework. Critical services must continue and COOP activities in the face of potentially severe staff shortages and absenteeism is of concern. This webcast will focus on the role of essential personnel.

During this special webinar, you will hear from:

  • Sue SchneiderChief Executive Officer, Spartanburg Water, SC (moderator)
  • Joseph LocklerCharlotte Water, NC
  • John Bennett & Taylor HuynhTrinity River Authority, TX
  • Dusti Lowndes, Director, Emergency ManagementDC Water
  • Cathy DavisActing Manager, Protection Branch, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Teresa L. JakubowskiPartner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • Steve FrankExecutive Vice President, SDF Communications, Inc.