Safe Drinking Water & Water Security
A listing of resources about a safe and secure
Information About Water
Drinking water systems are vulnerable
to chemical spills, pollution, natural and man-made disasters, and acts of
terrorism. Drinking water systems typically include a source,
treatment facility, and a method of distribution. In regards to
terrorism, it is the drinking water distribution system that is most
vulnerable. The distribution system is comprised of water towers,
piping grids, pumps, and other systems such as computer networks and
electrical systems to support its functioning.
The Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) is the lead federal agency to address the water infrastructure and
to work with other governmental and private agencies and organizations to
coordinate emergency preparedness policy, plans, preparations, procedures,
Congress has passed legislation to aid
in the protection of our water supplies. In particular, the Public
Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002
(Bioterrorism Act) was passed towards this effort.
Maine Water Safety and
Drinking Water Program. Division of Environmental Health.
Conferences, Exhibitions, and Seminars on
Water Safety and Security
June 24-28, 2007. Toronto,
2007 Annual Conference
American Water Works Association.
Governmental Agencies and
Institutions and Water Security
Environmental Protection Agency. Water Security.
Security & Emergency Preparedness. USDA.
Gateway to Government Food Safety Information.
State Drinking Water Protection Web Sites Links. U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency.
Security. Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
Educational and Private
Sector Institutions and Food Security
Agricultural Terrorism and Security News.
Agricultural Biosecurity Center.
Pork Producers Council. Agricultural Security.
Preparedness for Acts of Water Terrorism.
of Wisconsin. Great Lakes Water Institute, Center for Water
West Virginia University. National Drinking Water Clearinghouse.
Internet resources for Small Water System Security.
Associations and Organizations
Water Works Association. DrinkTap.org. Information on
drinking tap water.
State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators (ASIWPCA).
National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). Security
New England Water Works
Water and Wastewater
Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA).
Commercial Firms Offering Services and
Products for Water Security and Safety
Water Security Modeling and Education.
Corporation. Water treatment technology company.
Drinking Water Security Publications
September 30, 2004. "Drinking
Water. Expert's Views on How Federal Funding Can Best Be Spent To
Improve Security". GAO. (Acrobat Reader PDF file
Food Supply & Water Purification Security. Counter-Terrorism
Training and Resources for Law Enforcement.
Other Food Security Reference and Informational Sites
York Academy of Sciences. Agricultural Security references.
Water Security Channel.
A service of WaterISAC that disseminates security information to the
wastewater and drinking water community.
Food Security News Articles
August 9, 2008.
"Congress Ponders Water Security Issues". Homeland Security
January 23, 2006.
"New Software Tool Helps Protect Nation's Drinking Water".
October 20, 2004. "Food
safety part of homeland security". Casper Star Tribune.
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