US Army Corps of Engineers Emergency Response:
Water and Wastewater Operations

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) provides technical assistance to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) when a national disaster is declared following earthquakes, fires, floods, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Historically, USACE technical support provided to FEMA included oversight of contractor-conducted structural evaluations, temporary housing, roof replacement, and debris removal. It is noteworthy that the USEPA transferred water and wastewater responsibility to the USACE in 2012. Flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew resulted in damage to multiple drinking water and wastewater plants and delivery systems throughout the southeastern United States. USACE deployed in support of FEMA during the flood events in North Carolina. The challenges encountered during the deployment regarding water and wastewater Preliminary Damage Assessments and return to operations will be presented.

Water Seminar Series Flyer

Topic: US Army Corps of Engineers Emergency Response: Water and Wastewater Operations
Speaker: Cory Koger, Senior Chemist and Water Quality Program Manager,
US Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District
When: Friday, April 14, 2017, 12 p.m.–1 p.m.
Where: University Library, 2000 State University Drive, Library 11

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About the Speaker

Cory KogerDr. Koger has served as a Toxicologist and Chemist for the US Army Corps of Engineers for 15 years and is currently Senior Chemist and Water Quality Program Manager for the Sacramento District. Previously, he worked as an air quality chemist, forensic toxicologist and high school teacher. Cory has deployed for emergency response on three occasions: Hurricane Katrina (2005); the Joplin, MO tornado (2011); and Hurricane Matthew (2016). He received water and wastewater emergency response training from the USEPA in 2012. Cory has bachelor's degrees in chemistry and biology and a master's degree in chemistry from UC Irvine. He earned his Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology from UC Davis.

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