EPA’s Water Infrastructure and Cyber Resilience Division has partnered with the New York State Department of Health to offer a free Cybersecurity Overview and Tabletop Exercise for Water and Wastewater Utilities.
The Cybersecurity Overview will cover:
• EPA resources available to help water and wastewater utilities improve cybersecurity resilience
• Common cybersecurity threats against the water sector
• Basic cyber hygiene practices
• CISA cybersecurity resources
• Building a relationship with the FBI
Date: September 27, 2023, 9am - 12pm: Webinar
Registration: To register click here and scan the QR code
Contact Hours: The NYS Department of Health will award 3 contact hours for this session
It is never too early to apply for our scholarship program. As many of you know, each year the NYRWA distributes one-time grants to five students across New York State valued at $500.00 to help defray the cost of tuition, books, or room and board at an accredited institution of higher learning approved by the NYRWA.
This is a member benefit and we appreciate your assistance in ensuring students from your area have this opportunity to apply. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must complete the application form in its entirety and return it to the NYRWA by the entry postmark deadline, February 1, 2024. All pertinent information on applying are within the Official Rules, including the requirement to include an essay and student transcripts to be eligible.
The application can be found here: https://nyruralwater.org/downloads/downloads-index, the link is on the right hand side. Please be sure to share this application with anyone that will be attending college in the Fall of 2024.
In an effort to continue to serve our membership, our staff worked diligently to develop initial certification courses for both Grade C & D water operation specialists. The new classroom-based courses are approved by the NYS Department of Health, Bureau of Water Supply Protection, and meet the most current standards as identified in the model curriculum. Our thanks to the NYSDOH personnel for their expedient yet thorough review and approval of our course materials.
To our members…we appreciate your patience and understanding as we completed this transition. We have a Grade D course already scheduled and plan to offer (2) more courses in 2023 that will accept both Grade C & D students. Please keep an eye on our website training page for more information https://www.nyruralwater.org/training/classroom-training
Grade D Initial Certification Course: October 17-20, 2023, Watertown
Grade C & D Initial Certification Course: December 11-15, 2023, Ghent