The objective of this project is to develop a usable design aid (“Toolkit”) that dam owners/operators can utilize for developing their EAP exercises. The Toolkit will present a comprehensive (step-by-step) guidance document that will inform the dam owners/operator in the EAP exercise design process. The purpose of the Toolkit is to keep the exercise designer(s) focused on creating a successful EAP exercise.
Engagement of senior management (as well as external response agencies) is critical to a successful emergency management program. This guidance document will provide direction to the exercise design team on how to consider ways of engaging senior management; however, this topic can be very detailed and is often unique to individual organizations.