Source Water Resiliency Planning Options for Water Systems


0.6 CEUs


This one day course will outline vulnerabilities affecting source water with a focus on solutions to mitigate the impact through planning, operational changes or upgrades.

For any given community, source water may have a number of vulnerabilities arising from:
-various weather-related events
-long term climate change events
-various industrial and commercial activities in the watershed, and
-natural hazards such as tornados

In the recent page, a number of communities faced unexpected events such as hydrocarbon spills and were challenged to maintain minimum public services during these events. Therefore, understanding these vulnerabilities and opportunities to plan and mitigate impacts through operational and other upgrades are paramount to maintain the water supply during these potential events.

This course is presented by Lalith Liyanage, Ph.D., P.Eng. of WSP Group, a globally recognized professional services firm as well as the owner of Aqualta School of Operator Training.

Delivery Formats

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Topics Include:
-general vulnerabilities of the water sources
-floods, extended droughts, water quality discharges, industrial discharges (hydrocarbon spills, other chemicals)
-general planning ideas
-modelling and predicting
-level of service requirements under emergency
-role of manufacturers and other resources
-upstream monitoring options and early warning systems
-identify options to mitigate the impacts
-spill containment technologies, technologies to protect intakes, treatment technologies (operational changes, add-on technologies, potable technologies) other options to improve resiliency of the storage and distribution system and alternative water source planning
-case studies (based on publicly available data)

No manuals will be forwarded to students in advance of this course – the instructor will provide all material on-site.


$350.00 Must have current AWWOA Membership

$450.00 Non-Members

$262.50 (For in-class courses only) Must have a current AWWOA Membership and be an operator of a small public rural water/wastewater facility.