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). The first webinar was held on April 7, and the recordings are available here.
Water Safety Planning (WSP) is a comprehensive risk assessment and risk management approach that includes all steps in the water supply from catchment to consumer. WSP is a proactive management system that ensures a continuous supply of safe drinking water by (i) knowing the system thoroughly, (ii) identifying where problems might occur, (iii) putting barriers and management systems in place to stop problems before they happen, and (iv) making sure all parts of the water supply system work properly.
WSPs are instrumental in climate change adaptation and resilience for water utilities. They should be part of a coherent and holistic strategy to ensure sustainable water resources and a safe and secure water supply.
This webinar will share the experiences and challenges in understanding and assessing the risks in the catchment through practical cases from Sri Lanka, South Africa and Australia. It will also highlight the importance of catchment assessment using appropriate tools/criteria to accurately understand the impact on downstream processes such as water treatment plant performance.
During the webinar, participants will be able to:
Presentation slides: to be added
Q&A report: to be added
International Water Association; IWA Specialist Group "Water Safety Planning"