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Water Safety and Crisis Management Training of Trainers in Vienna successfully completed

09 April 2018

End of March, the Training of Trainers for the Water Safety Planning Curriculum under D-LeaP was completed. The training week at the Vienna Water Works Headquarters and the Austria Trend Hotel Ananas (both in Vienna) took place between the 26th and 30th of March. Twelve trainers were present from four associations (ADKOM, UTVSI, AQUASAN and SHUKOS).


Strong curriculum delivered by Technical Partner Consortium

After an intense week with a heavy emphasis on practical training, live exercises and scenario training, which included real-time simulations, interview trainings and on-time situation reports, the participants provided feedback to the Technical Partner Infraprotect. The feedback was positive and it was clear that both the curriculum and the delivery of the curriculum had functioned well. The only real criticism was that people did not get enough time to visit Vienna!

In the feedback and in personal conversations the participants said that the strength of the program was a sound theoretical curriculum with a high proportion of practical exercises. The instructors from the consortium (Infraprotect, Energie AG Wasser from upper Austria and Czech Republic, Vienna Waterworks, and ÖVGW) were a very good mix of seasoned consultants as well as top practical experts from waterworks and the Austrian association for gas and water.

Practical implementation in up to four countries in the coming months

The program did not conclude on March 30th, in fact the training of trainers event was just the start, the so-called preparation phase. In the following months all the participating hubs will have hands-on practical assistance available from our consortium of technical partners to initiate, launch and execute their own Water Safety and Crisis Management Programs in their region. We are very much looking forward to see the first of these novel-approach state-of-the-art programs roll out in the coming months.

To view pictures of the event, please visit the Photo Gallery.