Risk and Resilience Assessment and Emergency Response Plan Compliance Projects
Large Utilities (serving more than 100,000 people) and Medium Utilities (serving between 50,000 and 99,999 people)
West Yost has assisted more than 15 clients with their all-hazards America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) 2018-compliant Risk and Resilience Assessments (RRAs) and Emergency Response Plans (ERPs). For each project, West Yost completes a thorough gap analysis after reviewing and organizing previously completed RRA- and ERP-related resources. We conduct both RRAs and ERPs according to the American Water Works Association (AWWA) standards, which represent cross-sector best practices. We consider natural, built, cyber, and personnel assets and any relevant threats and hazards in each RRA. We develop risk and resilience management strategies that address the highest risks and reduce vulnerabilities. We expand existing emergency preparedness plans and align them to AWIA and state requirements and industry best practices to develop the ERP. Finally, we prepare self-certification documentation for submittal to the United States Environmental Protection Agency.