Illinois Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network or ILWARN
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IEPA ID#: 7273
Room: C002
Time: 12:45 - 1:15 pm
Presenter: Carolyn Grieves, Baxter & Woodman

Moderator: Doug Strempek

SUMMARY: Following the impacts of Hurricane Katrina, it became apparent that even with the extraordinary efforts of utilities, water associations, and state regulatory agencies, the demand for resources and knowing where those resources were available overwhelmed the ability to effectively coordinate the initial response.

Realizing that utilities needed a different approach, the following leaders in the water community and state agencies have joined together to create the Illinois Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network or ILWARN.

Today’s presentation will review what ILWARN is and the benefits to your community. We will also discuss how to join ILWARN and how to use ILWARN during an emergency.

Carolyn Grieves, Baxter & Woodman
Carolyn Grieves is Baxter & Woodman’s Water Department Manager. She specializes in design of water supply, treatment, and distribution systems, as well as water distribution system modeling and master planning. Carolyn received a B.S. in civil engineering from University of Illinois and a M.S. in environmental engineering from the University of Iowa, and is a registered professional engineer in Illinois. She is the chair of ISAWWA’s Safety Committee.