Preparedness

Iowa Environmental Health Assoc. Fall Conference

The IEHA Fall Conference is a must-attend event for every Environmental Health Professional / Sanitarian in Iowa. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and network with national, regional, state and local experts in Environmental Health and reconnect with friends and colleagues as you attend the numerous sessions, exhibits, and the evening networking event.

Vince Radke, NEHA President, and Kim Carlton, Region 4 Vice-President, will be in attendance representing NEHA. Vince Radke will give keynote and plenary session presentations.

Man-Made Hazard Preparedness

Man-made disasters are extreme hazardous events that are caused by human beings.  Some examples of man-made disaster emergencies include chemical spills, hazardous material spills, explosions, chemical or biological attacks, nuclear blast, train accidents, plane crashes, or groundwater contamination.  Communities are also vulnerable to threats posed by extremist groups who use violence against both people and property.  Many of these disasters can cause death, injuries, and loss of property.  ​Below are resources to assist environmental health professionals in planning and educating the public on man-made disaster issues.

Resources to Protect Community Health

Radiological Disaster Preparedness

Chemical Disaster Preparedness

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Water Systems Piloting Real-Time Date Analytics

The EPA’s Homeland Security Research Program has developed and pilot deployed real-time analytics hardware and software (RTX:LINK and EPANET-RTX) in both large and small systems (Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, and Colorado). The RTX:LINK and EPANET-RTX applications to the City of Flint, Michigan will help with daily operations by monitoring system-wide flows, pressures, and water age in real time.

Air Quality Planning for Wildland Smoke Webinars

This series of 5 webinars will provide attendees with an understanding of the impacts of wildland smoke on the health of tribal communities and strategies to minimize exposure. Each 90-minute webinar will feature 3 presentations.

The webinars are free and open to anyone. The webinars will be recorded.

To Register for one or all five of the webinars, send an email to: baldwin.joyce@epa.gov

 

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