Emergency Management Resources

Emergency management consists of five phases. Each phase plays an important role in ensuring that communities are resilient in an emergency. To the left is an illustration of the emergency management cycle (click the image to enlarge), along with a tools and resources below for water and wastewater utilities.


  • Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center (OCIAC)
    • OCIAC provides an integrated, multi-disciplined, information and intelligence sharing network to collect, analyze, and disseminate information on all criminal risks and safety threats. For more information visit: OCIAC
    • Report Tips & Leads




  • In order to receive FEMA Stafford Act or California Disaster Assistance, many forms and documentation is required. WEROC will provide some guidance and documents in the near future.
  • Federal Funding for Water and Wastewater Utilities in National Disasters (Fed FUNDS) – This website gives utilities information about federal disaster funding programs. Although Fed FUNDS focuses on major disasters, you can use the information for any incident that disrupts water or wastewater services or damages critical infrastructure. To learn more visit: Fed FUNDS
  • Financing Disaster Recovery and Resilience Mitigation for Water and Wastewater Utilities (Webinar) – The costs associated with these disaster events is rising. The EPA’s Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center and EPA’s Water Security Division have organized two free webinars to highlight the financing resources available to utilities and communities for disaster recovery and resilience planning with mitigation. To view the webinars visit the EPA’s Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center
  • Public Assistance for Water and Wastewater Utilities in Emergencies and Disasters – The following resource provides information about the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance Program. To learn more visit: FEMA’s Public Assistance Program
  • Learn about Decontamination for Drinking Water and Wastewater Utilities – This Environmental Protection Agency resource offers water utilities information on decontamination, handling contaminated water, and provides strategies to decontaminate. To learn more visit: EPA Water Utility Response
  • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

Events List

For questions related to WEROC, please contact our WEROC team members directly:

Karl Seckel, Assistant General Manager, (714) 593-5024, kseckel@mwdoc.com

Vicki Osborn, Director of Emergency Management, (714) 593-5010, vosborn@mwdoc.com

Daniel Harrison, WEROC Specialist, (714) 593-5032, dharrison@mwdoc.com

Janine Schunk, Sr. Administrative Assistant, (714) 593-5021, jschunk@mwdoc.com