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Author NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Security of Water Supply systems: from source to tap (2005 : Murter, Croatia)

Title Security of water supply systems : from source to tap / edited by Jaroslav Pollert and Bozidar Dedus
Published Dordrecht ; [Great Britain] : Springer, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 182 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series NATO security through science series. Series C, Environmental security
NATO security through science series. Series C, Environmental security.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Management of water supply systems in Slovenia and its integration on the state, regional and local level / P. Banovec -- Failure mechanisms and monitoring methodologies pertinent for detection of exposure risks in water distribution network / Edward A. McBean -- Monitoring of organic micro contaminants in drinking water using a submersible UV/VIS spectrophotometer / J. van den Broeke / Franz Hofstadter / Andreas Weingartner / Albert Brandt -- Expected development in the supply and distribution of drinking water in Czech Republic / Iva Cihakova -- Use of distribution system water quality models in support of water security / Walter M. Grayman -- Vulnerability of water distribution systems to leakage / Vladimir Havlik -- Real time analysis for early warning systems / Petr Ingeduld -- Use of UV-VIS spectrometry for alarm parameters in drinking water supply / W. Lettl / N. Fleischmann / G. Langergraber / R. Perfer -- integrated water quality security system for emergency response / Rakesh Bahadur / William B. Samuels -- Mathematical model as a tool to ensure high quality of drinking water in a distribution system / Katerina Slavickova / Klara Strausova / Bohumil Stastny / Alexander Grunwald / Marek Slavicek -- Evaluation and monitoring of snow cover water resources in Carpathian basins using geographic information / Gheorghe Stancalie / Cristian Flueraru / Simona Catana -- Development of a complex system for pipeline design in Slovakia / Stefan Stanko / Tomas Gibala / Ivana Mahrikova -- Water resources of the Crisuri River basin -- quality & security / Cezar Morar / Octavian Streng -- Security of water supply and sewerage systems in Slovakia -- present state / I. Mahrikova / K. Tothova
Summary The provision of safe drinking water is one of the primary responsibilities of all governments, which address and share this responsibility through various levels of administration, ranging from the municipal to federal level, and further sharing of such responsibilities with public or private water utility companies. Recent reviews indicate the existence of significant vulnerabilities of all components of the infrastructure in general, among which the water supply systems are considered the most critical because of it's importance to human life. Indeed, such systems encompas huge number of stuctures, plants and devices that might become a target of sabotage, and they all may be found in major components of each water supply system: the raw water sources (usually a reservoir, a river intake, or groundwater aquifer), water purification plants (encompassing various treatment processes), and water distribution networks bringing potable water to the consumers. Consequently, the reality of the post-September 11 situation forces the operators of water supply systems throught the world to examine the security and safety of their systems, it's vulnerability to intentional interference and sabotage with respect to quantity and quality of potable water. In assessing the system vulnerability, there is an urgent need to develop emergency response plans providing ways and means for alternative water supply for the moment of system operation disruption, and system remediation and recovery after the attack
Analysis Security
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Water-supply -- Security measures -- Congresses.
Water-supply -- Health aspects -- Congresses.
Water-supply -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses.
Water-supply -- Management -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Pollert, Jaroslav.
Dedus, Bozidar.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Public Diplomacy Division.
NATO Programme for Security through Science.
LC no. 2006296970
ISBN 140204562X (Cloth)
1402045638 (Paper)
9781402045622 (Cloth)
9781402045639 (Paper)