Water utility operators, water utility managers, regulators, water safety planning team members, water supply system operations and maintenance personnel
This webinar is being hosted by the IWA Water Safety Planning Specialist Group and is part of their preparation for the 2022 International Conference for Water Safety, June 22-24, 2022, in Narvik (Norway).
Water Safety Planning (WSP) provides water suppliers with a comprehensive risk assessment and risk management approach to managing water supplies with other key stakeholders. It is a particularly useful approach for low- and middle-income countries. Successful implementation of WSP can improve drinking water quality, accrue operational efficiencies and provide a robust framework to better target more sustainable long-term capital investments. Such preventative management and planning approaches provide a simple and robust framework for water utilities to effectively manage water supplies, thereby contributing to the SDG6 and the 2030 Agenda.
WSPs are widely recognised as the most reliable and effective way to manage drinking water supplies to safeguard public health consistently. Since their inclusion in international reference documents in 2004 (WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality), a significant number of water suppliers have implemented WSPs, and several national governments promote their implementation or have included them in national policy and legislation. Mobilising resources and maintaining momentum for WSP activities can be achieved in various ways, including traditional/manual management methods or innovative web-based and electronic management methods.
This webinar will demonstrate through practical cases from Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa how water utilities are utilising conventional word/excel based documents or software either developed with in-house IT expertise or commercially available products to manage WSP documentation and implementation.
During the webinar, participants will be able to:
Presentation slides: download here
Q&A report: download here
International Water Association & IWA Specialist Group "Water Safety Planning"