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Protecting Critical Infrastructure

Securing Water and Wastewater Systems

Global Experiences

Editors: Clark, Robert M., Hakim, Simon (Eds.)

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  • ​​​Investigates the direct threats to drinking water supply systems such as from natural or manmade threats
  • Analyses threats from point- and non–point source pollution to water-related ecosystems, as increased water consumption resulting in the increased use of ecosystem services and biodiversity loss
  • Investigates the impact of climate change resulting in increased hydrological variability including increased amplitude and frequency of droughts and floods ​ 
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Urban water and wastewater systems have an inherent vulnerability to both manmade and natural threats and disasters including droughts, earthquakes and terrorist attacks.  It is well established that natural disasters including major storms, such as hurricanes and flooding, can effect water supply security and integrity.  Earthquakes and terrorist attacks have many characteristics in common because they are almost impossible to predict and can cause major devastation and confusion.  Terrorism is also a major threat to water security and recent attention has turned to the potential that these attacks have for disrupting urban water supplies. There is a need to introduce the related concept of Integrated Water Resources Management which emphasizes linkages between land-use change and hydrological systems, between ecosystems and human health, and between political and scientific aspects of water management. An expanded water security agenda should include a conceptual focus on vulnerability, risk, and resilience; an emphasis on threats, shocks, and tipping points; and a related emphasis on adaptive management given limited predictability. Internationally, concerns about water have often taken a different focus and there is also a growing awareness, including in the US, that water security should include issues related to quantity, climate change, and biodiversity impacts, in addition to terrorism. This presents contributions from a group of internationally recognized experts that attempt to address the four areas listed above and includes suggestions as to how to deal with related problems.  It also addresses the new and potentially growing issue of cyber attacks against water and waste water infrastructure including descriptions of actual attacks, making it of interest to scholars and policy-makers concerned with protecting the water supply.   

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Securing Water and Wastewater Systems
Book Subtitle
Global Experiences
Editors
  • Robert M. Clark
  • Simon Hakim
Series Title
Protecting Critical Infrastructure
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01092-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01092-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01091-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34446-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 398
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations, 93 illustrations in colour
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