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Hybrid Indiana Drought Preparedness and Water Loss Workshop

Jun 28
June 28, 2023
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Hybrid: Plainfield, IN & Virtual
Dry corn crops, damaged by drought, representing drought conditions in the Midwest.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is sponsoring one-day in-person workshop focused on drought preparedness and water loss for water utilities in Indiana. 

The workshop is an opportunity for Indiana water utilities and subject matter experts to share strategies, lessons learned and success stories regarding preparedness for drought and water shortages. Participants will have the opportunity to identify practical actions that water utilities can take to proactively build and sustain mitigation measures, as well as preparedness, response, and recovery planning efforts. The following are the topics that will covered as part of the workshop:

  • Indiana drought situation overview, including current planning efforts and early warning systems
  • An overview of the 2015 Indiana Water Shortage Plan.
  • An overview of how to create a Drought Response Plan and an introduction to EPA’s Drought Response and Recovery: A Basic Guide for Water Utilities
  • State and federal funding opportunities overview
  • Case studies and best practices related to droughts, as well as related to water conservation and water efficiency
  • An introduction to water loss and leak detection
  • American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Audit software overview and interpretation discussion

Workshop Logistics

Location: MADE@Plainfield, 1610 Reeves Road, Plainfield, Indiana 46188. Participants can also participate virtually via Zoom.

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 28, 2023, 9:00 AM–4:30 PM Eastern


Who Should Participate?

  • Drinking water utility operators and managers
  • Technical assistance providers
  • Water sector associations
  • Local, state, and federal government agencies

For registration or workshop questions, contact Will Keefer at 508-833-6600 or