Synopses & Reviews
This thoughtful book provides a much-needed look at the vulnerabilities and security of our nation's water sources. Written as a result of 9/11 and in response to the critical needs of water/wastewater plant managers, plant engineers, design engineers, and utility managers, it addresses the need to incorporate security upgrades in existing facility systems and careful planning in all new construction sites.
Each chapter provides professional guidance on designing, operating, maintaining, and mitigating threats to water/wastewater systems--both treatment/distribution and treatment/collection--to ensure state-of-the-art security. The author covers all aspects of monitoring, response, critical infrastructure redundancy, and recovery and provides other strategic information, including
- Methodologies for vulnerability assessments
- Early warning systems that enhance security
- Specialized remote monitoring equipment
- U.S. EPA's security toolbox items
- Procedures for improving the security of water supply/wastewater systems
- Real-world examples of "homegrown" terrorism scenarios
- Techniques for monitoring
No matter what your background, if you are responsible for protecting a water source, your facility stands to gain from the principles described in this book.