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Title Handbook of water and wastewater systems protection / Robert M. Clark, Simon Hakim, Avi Ostfeld, editors
Published New York : Springer, [2011]
©2011
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 527 pages) : illustrations
Series Protecting critical infrastructure
Protecting critical infrastructure.
Contents 1 Securing Water and Wastewater Systems: An Overview / Robert M. Clark, Simon Hakim, and Avi Ostfeld -- 2 Water/Wastewater Infrastructure Security: Threats and Vulnerabilities / Laurie J. Van Leuven -- 3 KPA Drinking Water Security Research Program / Hiba S. Ernst, K. Scott Minamyer, and Kim R. Fox -- 4 Drinking Water Critical Infrastructure and Its Protection / Rakesh Bahadur and William B. Samuels -- 5 Wastewater Critical Infrastructure Security and Protection / Rakesh Bahadur and William B. Samuels -- 6 Protecting Water and Wastewater Systems / Randy G. Fischer 7 Spatial Distributed Risk Assessment for Urban Water Infrastructure / Michael Moderl and W. Rauch -- 8 US Water and Wastewater Critical Infratructure / Robert M. Clark -- 9 Microbial Issues in Drinking Water Security / Eugene W. Rice -- 10 Rapid Detection of Bacteria in Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants / Rolf A. Deininger, Jiyoung Lee, and Robert M. Clark -- 11 Chlorine Residual Management for Water Distribution System Security / Jeanne M. VanBriesen [and others]
12 Biosensors for the Detection of E. coli Q157:H7 in Source and Finished Drinking Water / Mark D. Burr. Andreas Nocker, and Anne K. Camper -- 13 Guidelines, Caveats, and Techniques for the Evaluation of Water Quality Early Warning Systems / Dan Kroll -- 14 Protecting Water and Wastewater Systems: Water Distribution Systems Security Modeling / Avi Ostfeld -- 15 Protecting Consumers from Contaminated Drinking Water During Natural Disasters / Craig L. Patterson and Jeffrey Q. Adams -- 16 Cyber Security: Protecting Water and Wastewater Infrastructure / Srinivas Panguluri, William Phillips, and Patrick Ellis -- 17 Real-World Case Studies for Sensor Network Design of Drinking Water Contamination Warning Systems / Regan Murray [and others] -- 18 Enhanced Monitoring to Protect Distribution System Water Quality / Zia Bukhari and Mark LeChevallier -- 19 Testing and Evaluation of Water Quality Event Detection Algorithms / Scan A. McKenna [and others]
20 Water Infrastructure Protection Against Intentional Attacks: The Experience of Two European Research Projects / Cristiana Di Cristo, Angelo Leopardi. and Giovanni de Marinis -- 21 Utility of Supercomputers in Trace-Back Algorithms for City-Sized Distribution Systems / Hailiang Shcn and Edward McBean -- 22 Water/Wastewater Infrastructure Security: A Multilayered Security Approach / Laurie J. Van Leuven -- 23 Vulnerability of Water and Wastewater Infrastructure and Its Protection from Acts of Terrorism: A Business Perspective / Dave Birkett [and others]
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Water-supply -- Security measures -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Clark, Robert Maurice.
Hakim, Simon, 1944-
Ostfeld, Avi.
LC no. 2011935004
ISBN 1461401887
1461401895 (electronic bk.)
9781461401889
9781461401896 (electronic bk.)