Drought: Helpful Tools & Resources

2014 Water Shortage Preparedness Survey Results Report

Water shortage response planning is an important responsibility, and response programs are effective when public water systems have demand-reduction strategies in place before severe shortages occur. 


Emergency Water Supply Planning Guide for Hospitals

Provides information on how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a water supply interruption; developed jointly by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Water Works Association (AWWA).


Planning for an Emergency Drinking Water Supply

Reviews the roles and responsibilities among various levels of government and essential planning steps; developed jointly by EPA and AWWA


Hospital & Water Sector Interdependency Summit

Addresses drinking water and waste water safety, security, and preparedness; collaborative project between the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council & U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5


Evanston Water Emergency Roundtable Summary Report

Demonstrates the importance of increased awareness of resilient water systems as a result of a water emergency in Evanston, Illinois