Protecting Critical Infrastructure

Handbook of Water and Wastewater Systems Protection

Editors: Clark, Robert, Hakim, Simon, Ostfeld, Avi (Eds.)

  • Provides implementation guidelines for protecting the water and wastewater supply.
  • Presents strategies to deal with and minimize the effect of possible attacks.
  • Offers the latest thinking and information by a variety of experts from academia, consulting firms, and government
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Following the events of 9/11, the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency created the Water Protection Task Force (WPTF), which identified water and wastewater systems as a major area of vulnerability to deliberate attack. The WPTF suggested that there are steps that can be taken to reduce these vulnerabilities and to make it as difficult as possible for potential saboteurs to succeed. The WPTF recommended that be scrutinized with renewed vigor to secure water and wastewater systems against these possible threats. It also recommended that water and wastewater systems have a response plan in place in the event an act of terrorism occurs. The WPTF identified water distribution networks as an area of special vulnerability and highlighted the need for rapid on-line detection methods that are accurate and have a wide detection range. As a result of these recommendations novel technologies from various fields of science and engineering are now addressing water security issues and water and wastewater utilities are looking for innovative solutions. Once such technologies are available, there will be a rapid implementation process that will present many business opportunities for the private sector. However, in addition to terrorist threats water and wastewater systems are inherently vulnerable to natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. This volume will address the problems associated with both intended terrorist attacks and natural disasters affecting water or wastewater systems. The book is divided into parts based on the kinds of threats facing water and wastewater systems: (1) a direct attack on water and wastewater infrastructure storage reservoirs, and distribution and collection networks; (2) a cyber attack disabling the functionality of the water and wastewater systems or taking over control of key components which might result in system failures; and (3) a deliberate chemical or biological contaminant injection at one of the water distribution system’s nodes. It will examine unique plans, technological and managerial innovations for protecting such systems, and includes descriptions of projects that were implemented to respond to natural disasters. Case studies are presented that discuss existing projects and evaluate their performance, with an emphasis on providing guidelines and techniques that can be implemented by water and wastewater planners and managers to deal with natural and manmade disasters should they occur.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Securing Water and Wastewater Systems: An Overview

    Clark, Robert M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • Water/Wastewater Infrastructure Security: Threats and Vulnerabilities

    Van Leuven, Laurie J.

    Pages 27-46

  • EPA Drinking Water Security Research Program

    Ernst, Hiba S. (et al.)

    Pages 47-64

  • Drinking Water Critical Infrastructure and Its Protection

    Bahadur, Rakesh (et al.)

    Pages 65-85

  • Wastewater Critical Infrastructure Security and Protection

    Bahadur, Rakesh (et al.)

    Pages 87-102

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eBook $259.00
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Hardcover $329.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2984-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Water and Wastewater Systems Protection
Editors
  • Robert Clark
  • Simon Hakim
  • Avi Ostfeld
Series Title
Protecting Critical Infrastructure
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-0189-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-0189-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-0188-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2984-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 528
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