IBWA and the bottled water industry stand ready to participate in the development of solutions to better enable federal, state and local emergency response agencies to act with greater efficiency and speed with regard to bottled water distribution and coordination in emergency relief operations. The bottled water industry has provided millions of bottled water servings in response to natural and man-made disasters, including Hurricane Katrina, the events of September 11, 2001, the tsunami in Asia, and countless other emergencies that have interrupted the delivery of safe drinking water.
IBWA’s broad-ranging expertise can help government officials better understand the issues involved as they attempt to create a more workable system.
IBWA also serves as a critical information source for members – and the public, for that matter – who are seeking to provide bottled water emergency relief supplies to communities in the wake of natural disasters or other emergencies.
This Web site hosts the “IBWA Emergency Response Directory (ERD),” which contains a list of national, regional, and local organizations and government agencies. Individuals and organizations interested in providing emergency bottled water relief supplies can use the ERD navigate successfully the proper channels and help those in need. IBWA will work to update this document on a regular basis and welcomes updated or corrections to listings.
The ERD is posted on the public portion of the IBWA web site and provide direct web links to relevant agencies and organizations, where possible.