AWWA-20605 2010 Security and Emergency Planning for Water and Wastewater Utilities


Security and Emergency Planning for Water and Wastewater Utilities consists of a practical reference on security and emergency preparedness, planning, and implementation for water or wastewater utility managers and operators. Water and wastewater utility managers will find expert guidance on all issues regarding security and emergency preparedness and response in this book. 

Chapters cover: 

  • Types of intentional and natural threats to water and wastewater systems 
  • Incidents in which biotoxins, infectious microbes, industrial and weaponized chemicals, and radioactive materials were used in the contamination of drinking water supplies 
  • US federal legislation and regulation of utility security and emergency preparedness 
  • The Water Sector Specific Plan Vulnerability assessment information, software, and tools for utilities 
  • Risk mitigation by physical systems, operational measures, policies and procedures, and contamination warning systems 
  • Response to incidents and threats 
  • Emergency management 
  • Contamination analysis 
  • Emergency response training 
  • Emergency communications with the public 
  • Remediation and recovery 
  • Response to pandemic flu outbreaks 

ISBN: 9781583217450

Author: Stanley States, PhD

Publisher: American Water Works Association

Publication date: 2010

AWWA catalog no: 20605

Media Type: HARDBACK
Number of pages: 276