Community Resiliency

In response to world events, such as 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, HW expanded its emergency management services capabilities to meet client and market demands for emergency planning, preparedness, training, and response assistance. HW assists clients such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Montana Department of Environmental Quality, Rhode Island Department of Health, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and municipalities and water utilities nationwide, to meet the challenges of providing critical public services, such as safe drinking water and wastewater treatment, under conditions of extreme duress.

Examples of community resiliency services that we provide include:
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Emergency Response and Preparedness Plans
  • Climate Change / Extreme Weather Adaptation Planning
  • Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plans (SPCCPs)
  • Emergency Response and Preparedness Guidance documents and web-based tools
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliance training
  • Incident Command System (ICS) training
  • Drills and Exercises
  • HazMat Management
  • Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) Services and Maintenance of Right-to-Know Stations
MassDEP Oil Spill Response Training Website
Chemical Supply Chain Vulnerabilities and Solutions Addressed Through Mutual Aid and Assistance Programs
EPA Region 1
County-Level Tabletop Exercises in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania DEP
Potomac River Drinking Water Source Protection Partnership Training and Tabletop Exercise
Water Security and Emergency Preparedness Training and Exercises
EPA Region 3
Emergency Spill Response
Otis Air National Guard Base
Emergency Operations Plan and Tabletop Exercise
Rhode Island Department of Health, Office of Drinking Water Quality
  For more information about our Community Resiliency services, contact Tom Noble, Emergency Preparedness / Response Director, at