Chicagoland Water and Wastewater Preparedness and Business Resiliency Summit: A Community Forum on Interdependencies [open pdf - 348KB]
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW) partnered with EPA Region 5 and the Chicago Manufacturing Center's (CMC's) Great Lakes Partnership (GLP) Program on a new pilot project in the Chicago metropolitan area. This pilot expands collaboration beyond traditional water sector partners, to enhance the capability of local communities to protect their water infrastructure, and to increase business resiliency. From a national perspective, one important output of this partnership is to create a methodology for other communities to use to replicate a similar water security and business resiliency project. Protection of water infrastructure is essential for the health and welfare of our residents, and to ensure the sustainability and resiliency of the nation's economy. Because the Chicago metropolitan area is a national hub for several critical sectors, including banking, transportation, and manufacturing, Chicago's resiliency is vital to the country's economy. The Chicagoland Water and Wastewater Preparedness and Business Resiliency Summit was convened on November 28, 2007, in Chicago, Illinois. The Summit provided a unique opportunity for the public and private sectors to share information about drinking water and wastewater preparedness, and information about how water preparedness can help enhance business resiliency."
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