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2019 WLA Security Summit

Tuesday, July 9, 2019  
Posted by: Michelle Schofield
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JUST ANNOUNCED: Agenda for 2019 WLA Security Summit

 

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Colleagues,

 

The U.S. EPA Water Laboratory Alliance (WLA) Security Summit AGENDA is now available. The Summit will take place on November 13-14, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

How can you benefit from attending the 2019 WLA Security Summit?

 

· Day 1 will feature a tabletop exercise, utilizing a hurricane scenario that will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn about EPA tools and resources.

 

· On Day 2, we are excited to host a state laboratory panel discussion, titled, “Hurricanes, Opioids and other Contaminants of Emerging Concern, and Lessons Learned to Enhance Water Sector Preparedness,” which provides an opportunity to exchange best practices.

 

Early registration ends on July 26, 2019. Register soon for priority consideration in the poster/exhibit area.

 

Please see the Summit flyer for more information and click the Summit registration button to sign up for this FREE event. See below to browse the full agenda.

 

 

If you have any questions about the WLA Security Summit, please email us at WLA@epa.gov.

 

2019 WLA Security Summit Agenda:

 

Day 1: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Exhibits........................ Available all day (Tech Town)

7:30-12:00.................... Registration Open

8:00-8:45...................... Welcome and Keynote Address, [Mary Walker, Acting Regional Administrator, EPA Region 4; tentative] Moderator: [Jeaneanne Gettle, Director, Water Protection Division, EPA Region 4; tentative]

8:45-9:45...................... WLA Response Plan Session, George Gardenier, Chemist, EPA

9:45-10:15.................... Break and Exhibits

10:15-12:00.................. Table Top Exercise Part I: Introduction & Scenario Part I

12:00-1:30.................... Lunch on your own

1:30-3:00...................... Table Top Exercise Part II: Scenario Part II

3:00-3:30...................... Break and Exhibits

3:30-5:00...................... Table Top Exercise Part III: Scenario Part III & Conclusion

 

Day 2: Thursday, November 14, 2019

Exhibits........................ Available All Day

8:30-9:00...................... Welcome and Keynote Address,[Department of Homeland Security Representative; tentative]

9:00-9:40...................... Environmental Response Laboratory Network (ERLN)/WLA Overview Session, Ahmed Hafez, EPA ERLN Program Manager;Latisha P. Mapp, EPA WLA Program Manager

9:40-10:10.................... Break and Exhibits

10:10-10:30.................. Interface with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), [CDC Representative;tentative]

10:30-11:30.................. State Laboratory Panel Discussion: Hurricanes, Opioids and other Contaminants of Emerging Concern, and General Lessons Learned to Enhance Water Sector Preparedness

11:30-12:00.................. Closing Remarks and Open Discussion,[David Travers, Director, Water Security Division, Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water, EPA; tentative]

12:00-1:30.................... Lunch on your own

1:30..............................Meet for CDC Laboratory Tour

2:00-3:30...................... CDC Laboratory Tour