Pre-Conference Workshops

The Wednesday April 27th Pre-Conference Seminars are longer more in-depth presentations than you will find Thursday and Friday. Pre-cons are full day sessions. To receive CEUs you must stay in the same session both morning and afternoon.  (There is an additional fee for Wednesday pre-con sessions as they are not included in the full conference registration fee.)

  • Cybersecurity Response Tabletop Exercise (full day seminar)
    The Water Distribution and Water Information Technology committees will be hosting a day-long Cybersecurity Response Tabletop Exercise featuring special guest speakers from the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). This exercise will provide water system operators and administrators with the baseline tools necessary to respond to the kinds of cybersecurity threats their agencies will encounter. The exercise will include information on the nature of threats water utilities are susceptible to, and how to respond. The exercise will be focused on how to protect and against and respond to attacks on control systems, customer information systems, and other common vulnerabilities.
  • Fire and Ice: Supply Resilience (full day seminar)
    The Engineering committee will be hosting a day-long Supply Resilience seminar.  The morning session will feature examples of risk management strategies for wildfires and for winter storms, and lessons learned from case studies of systems that weathered wildfires and ice storms during 2020 and 2021.  The afternoon session will include presentations on planning, and assessing risks and utility resilience. The final topic will be the 2021 regional chlorine shortage, with presentations and a panel discussion on a coordinated response and lessons learned from Pacific Northwest utilities.