Tabletop Exercise Tool for Drinking Water and Wastewater Utilities

The EPA developed the Tabletop Exercise Tool for Water Systems: Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Climate Resiliency (TTX Tool) to assist those interested in planning and facilitating tabletop exercises that focus on Water Sector-related issues.

The updated TTX Tool contains fifteen scenarios that address an all-hazards approach to emergency preparedness and response, including natural hazards and manmade incidents, as well as introduces users to the potential impacts of climate change on the Water Sector.  The natural and manmade hazards address short-term emergency response activities, whereas the inclusion of climate change-related scenarios provide an opportunity for utilities to consider and implement long-term planning measures into their operations.  The tool includes fully-customizable materials users can modify, allowing them to conduct a tabletop exercise to meet their specific needs.

The TTX Tool expands on the capabilities of the first version of the tool, published in 2005.


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