Handbook of Water and Wastewater Systems Protection

  • Robert M. Clark
  • Simon Hakim
  • Avi Ostfeld

Part of the Protecting Critical Infrastructure book series (PCIN, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Robert M. Clark, Simon Hakim, Avi Ostfeld
    Pages 1-25
  3. Hiba S. Ernst, K. Scott Minamyer, Kim R. Fox
    Pages 47-64
  4. Rakesh Bahadur, William B. Samuels
    Pages 65-85
  5. Rakesh Bahadur, William B. Samuels
    Pages 87-102
  6. Randy G. Fischer
    Pages 103-117
  7. Robert M. Clark
    Pages 135-150
  8. Eugene W. Rice
    Pages 151-161
  9. Rolf A. Deininger, Jiyoung Lee, Robert M. Clark
    Pages 163-184
  10. Jeanne M. VanBriesen, Shannon L. Isovitsch Parks, Damian E. Helbling, Stacia T. McCoy
    Pages 185-203
  11. Mark D. Burr, Andreas Nocker, Anne K. Camper
    Pages 205-228
  12. Craig L. Patterson, Jeffrey Q. Adams
    Pages 265-284
  13. Srinivas Panguluri, William Phillips, Patrick Ellis
    Pages 285-318
  14. Regan Murray, Terra Haxton, William E. Hart, Cynthia A. Phillips
    Pages 319-348
  15. Zia Bukhari, Mark LeChevallier
    Pages 349-367
  16. Sean A. McKenna, David B. Hart, Regan Murray, Terra Haxton
    Pages 369-396
  17. Cristiana Di Cristo, Angelo Leopardi, Giovanni de Marinis
    Pages 397-418
  18. Dave Birkett, Jim Truscott, Helena Mala-Jetmarova, Andrew Barton
    Pages 457-483
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 485-527

About this book


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.


Biological Contamination Drinking Water Online Contaminant Monitoring System (OCMS) Terrorism Wastewater Water Supply

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert M. Clark
    • 1
  • Simon Hakim
    • 2
  • Avi Ostfeld
    • 3
  1. 1.CincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Dept. EconomicsTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Faculty of Civil EngineeringHaifaIsrael

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