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Securing Our Water Supply: Protecting a Vulnerable Resource


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by Dan Kroll

Water is our lifeline, and ensuring its security is a top priority. Thousands of water facilities, including reservoirs, wells and treatment plants work efficiently, and quietly, but even a small attack could have disastrous effects for a community, or even an entire state. Securing Our Water Supply: Protecting a Vulnerable Resource gives a unique look at protecting all types of facilities, equipment, assets and the general population. Author Dan Kroll presents a basic primer of the threats to our water infrastructure and the steps to prevent such an event. Benefits for readers:

  • an understanding of the vulnerabilities in the water supply
  • countermeasures to prevent and respond to an attack on a water facility
  • considerations for accidental or naturally occurring water contamination
Table of Contents
  • Psychology of Terrorism: Why Target Water
  • History of Attacks on Water Supplies
  • A Re-Evaluation of the Rome Incident: Don'št Underestimate the Enemy References
  • Water Supply Vulnerabilities: How and Where Could an Attack Occur?
  • Physical and Plant Security
  • CyberSecurity
  • Monitoring
  • Responding to an Event
  • U.S. Water Utilities: Terrorism Vulnerabilities, Legal Liabilites, and Protections Under the Safety Act
  • Challenges Ahead

238 Pages/Hardcover/2006
ISBN10 1-59370-069-5

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