IMDEA Water Staff belonging to ERU WATSAN of Spanish Red Cross will participate in the National Emergency Simulacrum “Gamma-Palazuelos 2013”

Published On: March 7, 2013

Today the national emergency simulacrum, the largest of its kind in Spain, begins in Segovia. It will simulate heavy floodings that are supposed to break the Pontón Alto reservoir and the radioactive gases emissions. This simulation will include air and water rescues. Around 2000 people will participate during 5 days (7-11th March). Among the participating entities there are the State Coordinating Committee (CECO), the Army and the Civil Guard, the National Police, the Emergency Military Unit (UME), the Civil Protection and the Red Cross.

Today the national emergency simulacrum, the largest of its kind in Spain, begins in Segovia. It will simulate heavy floodings that are supposed to break the Pontón Alto reservoir and the radioactive gases emissions. This simulation will include air and water rescues. Around 2000 people will participate during 5 days (7-11th March). Among the participating entities there are the State Coordinating Committee (CECO), the Army and the Civil Guard, the National Police, the Emergency Military Unit (UME), the Civil Protection and the Red Cross.

The Emergency Response Unit Water and Sanitation (ERU WATSAN) of the Spanish Red Cross will participate in the simulacrum to supply fresh water to those zones that are affected by the simulated disaster. ERU provides a standardised package of equipment modules fully self-sufficient to assure treatment and distribution of 225,000 litres of water per day to up to 15,000 people. iMdea Water staff will collaborate as member of ERU.

Attached Image: photo taken during the day of purification with the students of the Master in Hydrology and Water Resources Management (UAH-URJC), 2011.

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