Water Security Updates & Initiatives Asset Management Workshop May 5, 2005 Presented by: Jim Wheeler Office of Wastewater ...
Overview <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>EPA’s Role in Water Security </li></ul><ul><li>- Tools </li></ul><ul><li>- G...
Security: An Integral Part of Asset    Management <ul><li>Maintaining Customer Service </li></ul><ul><li>Protecting the Cr...
Water Utilities in the United States <ul><li>168,000 drinking water systems </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>54,000 of these are ...
Water Utilities
Wastewater Utilities
Laboratory Capability
EPA Role <ul><li>Authority: </li></ul><ul><li>Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 200...
Purpose of Water Sector Security   Programs <ul><li>Goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Nation’s water sector has in place secu...
Prevention <ul><li>Vulnerability Assessment Tools </li></ul><ul><li>- VSAT </li></ul><ul><li>- RAM-W </li></ul><ul><li>Phy...
Detection <ul><li>Information Tools (e.g., WCIT) </li></ul><ul><li>Laboratory Compendium ( www.epa.gov/compendium ) </li><...
Response <ul><li>Emergency Response Planning Guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Contamination Response Protocol Toolbox </li></ul>...
Recovery <ul><li>Alternative Treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Decontamination Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>- NACWA (AMSA) </li></...
Utilities Role <ul><li>Maintain Customer Service </li></ul><ul><li>- Minimize Disruptions During Emergencies </li></ul><ul...
 
For More Information <ul><li>www.epa.gov/safewater/security </li></ul><ul><li>www.epa.gov/nhsrc </li></ul><ul><li>www.wate...
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Water and Wastewater Security Initiatives – USEPA (James Wheeler)

  1. 1. Water Security Updates & Initiatives Asset Management Workshop May 5, 2005 Presented by: Jim Wheeler Office of Wastewater Management U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>EPA’s Role in Water Security </li></ul><ul><li>- Tools </li></ul><ul><li>- Guidance </li></ul><ul><li>- Research </li></ul><ul><li>Program and Products </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- National Infrastructure Protection Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security Product Guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Water Sector Coordinating Councils </li></ul>
  3. 3. Security: An Integral Part of Asset Management <ul><li>Maintaining Customer Service </li></ul><ul><li>Protecting the Critical Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Effectively Managing the Assets </li></ul><ul><li>Similar Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Similar Tools </li></ul>
  4. 4. Water Utilities in the United States <ul><li>168,000 drinking water systems </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>54,000 of these are community water systems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>About 9,000 of these are required to undertake vulnerability assessments and develop or revise emergency response plans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>16,000 publicly-owned wastewater treatment works </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>About 3,000 serve major metropolitan areas </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Water Utilities
  6. 6. Wastewater Utilities
  7. 7. Laboratory Capability
  8. 8. EPA Role <ul><li>Authority: </li></ul><ul><li>Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Homeland Security Presidential Directives </li></ul><ul><li>Structure: </li></ul><ul><li>EPA is designated as the Sector-Specific Agency </li></ul><ul><li>Water Security Division </li></ul><ul><li>National Homeland Security Research Center </li></ul>
  9. 9. Purpose of Water Sector Security Programs <ul><li>Goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Nation’s water sector has in place security programs that reduce risk to public health, the environment, and critical infrastructure from terrorist or other intentional acts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How we achieve this goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through leadership and assistance, promote the adoption of water security practices that enhance the sector’s ability to prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from terrorist or other intentional acts </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Prevention <ul><li>Vulnerability Assessment Tools </li></ul><ul><li>- VSAT </li></ul><ul><li>- RAM-W </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Security </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Security Product Guides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voluntary Standards for System Design </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WaterISAC and WaterSC, Homeland Security Information Network </li></ul>
  11. 11. Detection <ul><li>Information Tools (e.g., WCIT) </li></ul><ul><li>Laboratory Compendium ( www.epa.gov/compendium ) </li></ul><ul><li>WaterSentinel </li></ul><ul><li>Research Efforts </li></ul>
  12. 12. Response <ul><li>Emergency Response Planning Guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Contamination Response Protocol Toolbox </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Response Training and Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency Response Tabletop CD-ROM Exercises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2-Day Free Workshops: Emergency Response to Threats of Intentional Contamination of Public Water Supplies </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Recovery <ul><li>Alternative Treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Decontamination Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>- NACWA (AMSA) </li></ul><ul><li>- WERF </li></ul><ul><li>- AWWA </li></ul><ul><li>- EPA </li></ul>
  14. 14. Utilities Role <ul><li>Maintain Customer Service </li></ul><ul><li>- Minimize Disruptions During Emergencies </li></ul><ul><li>Protect the Assets </li></ul><ul><li>- Minimize Vulnerability </li></ul><ul><li>Protect Public Health </li></ul><ul><li>- Provide Safe Drinking Water </li></ul><ul><li>Protect the Environment </li></ul><ul><li>- Adequately Treat Wastewater </li></ul>
  15. 16. For More Information <ul><li>www.epa.gov/safewater/security </li></ul><ul><li>www.epa.gov/nhsrc </li></ul><ul><li>www.waterisac.org and watersc.org </li></ul><ul><li>Jim Wheeler Curt Baranowski </li></ul><ul><li>OWM Water Security Division </li></ul><ul><li>(202) 564-0662 202-564-0636 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] [email_address] </li></ul>

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