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Threats to Our Water Supply

Threats to Our Water Supply

  • Author: Louise Spilsbury
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • ISBN: 9781435853522
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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Examines the threats to the world's supply of freshwater, including the impact of pollution, wetlands drainage, global warming, and population growth on this valuable natural resource.

Securing Our Water Supply

Securing Our Water Supply

Protecting a Vulnerable Resource

  • Author: Dan J. Kroll
  • Publisher: PennWell Books
  • ISBN: 1593700695
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 238
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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; and, considerations for accidental or naturally occurring water contamination. 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; and, considerations for accidental or naturally occurring water contamination.

Water Infrastructure Security and Research Development Act

Water Infrastructure Security and Research Development Act

Report (to Accompany S. 1593) (including Cost Estimate of the Congressional Budget Office).

  • Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Waterworks
  • Page: 9
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Water Supply Policy of the Federal Government

Water Supply Policy of the Federal Government

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Water Resources of the Committee on Public Works and Transportation, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, First Session, April 26, 1989

  • Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works and Transportation. Subcommittee on Water Resources
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Federal aid to water resources development
  • Page: 151
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Senate Reports

Senate Reports

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Government Printing Office
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Web sites
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Handbook of Biosurveillance

Handbook of Biosurveillance

  • Author: Michael M. Wagner,Andrew W. Moore,Ron M. Aryel
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 9780080459998
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 624
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Provides a coherent and comprehensive account of the theory and practice of real-time human disease outbreak detection, explicitly recognizing the revolution in practices of infection control and public health surveillance. Reviews the current mathematical, statistical, and computer science systems for early detection of disease outbreaks Provides extensive coverage of existing surveillance data Discusses experimental methods for data measurement and evaluation Addresses engineering and practical implementation of effective early detection systems Includes real case studies

The World's Water Volume 7

The World's Water Volume 7

The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

  • Author: Peter H. Gleick,Lucy Allen,Juliet Christian-Smith,Michael J. Cohen,Heather Cooley,Matthew Heberger,Jason Morrison,Meena Palaniappan,Paul Schulte
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1610910486
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 440
  • View: 6753
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Produced biennially, The World's Water is the most comprehensive and up-to-to date source of information and analysis on freshwater resources. Each new volume examines critical global trends and offers the best data available on a variety of topics related to water. Volume 7 features chapters on U.S. water policy, transboundary waters, and the effects of fossil fuel production on water resources, among other timely issues. Water briefs provide concise updates on topics including bottled water, The Great Lakes Water Agreement, and water and security. The World's Water is coauthored by MacArthur "genius" Peter H. Gleick and his colleagues at the world-renowned Pacific Institute. Since the first volume was published in 1998, the series has become an indispensable resource for professionals in government agencies and nongovernmental organizations, researchers, students, and anyone concerned with water and its use.

Environmental Engineering III

Environmental Engineering III

  • Author: Lucjan Pawlowski,Marzenna R. Dudzinska,Artur Pawlowski
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 0203846664
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 618
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Environmental engineering has a leading role in the elimination of ecological threats, and can deal with a wide range of technical and technological problems due to its interdisciplinary character. It uses the knowledge of the basic sciences – biology, chemistry, biochemistry and physics – to neutralize pollution in all the elements of the environment, i.e. the hydrosphere, atmosphere and lithosphere. Mainly, environmental engineering deals with the design and maintenance of systems of water supply, sewage disposal, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning in buildings. In brief, it deals with securing technically, the conditions which create a safe environment for mankind to live in. The three main goals of Environmental Engineering III are to assess the state of scientific research in various areas of environmental engineering; to evaluate organizational, technical, and technological progress in contributing to ecological security; and to determine the place of environmental engineering in sustainable development, taking into account current political and economic conditions. The contributions are divided into eight sections: General problems Air pollution control Indoor air pollution control Neutralization of sewage sludge and wastewater Neutralization of solid wastes and sludges Remediation of polluted sites Water quality and supply Energy saving and recovery Environmental Engineering III contains 88 selected and peer reviewed papers from 327 contributions presented during the 3rd Congress of Environmental Engineering, and is a valuable sources of information for academics and engineers in environmental engineering.

Water Supply Systems Security

Water Supply Systems Security

  • Author: Larry Mays
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 0071425314
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 464
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A must for engineers, professors, and water utility managers involved in the security of water supply systems. Written by a team of experts, this is the first book to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art coverage of the safety and security of water supply systems. This unique and authoritative compendium presents detailed coverage of the major infrastructure issues in water system security. Topics range from vulnerability assessment to safeguards against cyber threats to hydraulic network analysis for contamination response. Each chapter provides professional guidance on designing, operating, maintaining, and rehabilitating water systems to ensure state-of-the-art and security. FEATURES INCLUDE: * Overview of methodologies for reliability analysis and assessment of vulnerability to terrorist attack and for emergency response planning. * Monitoring and modeling methods for early warning systems that enhance security * Specialized remote monitoring equipment, networks, and optimal location of control and isolation valves * Organizational frameworks and procedures for improving the security and safety of water supply systems * Options for emergency preparedness, including water supply for nonconventional times and contamination responses * Case studies from the field: a reconstruction of historical contamination events * Security hardware and surveillance systems

Controlling Bioterror

Controlling Bioterror

Assessing Our Nation's Drinking Water Security : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, September 30, 2004

  • Author: U S Government Printing Office,United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bioterrorism
  • Page: 79
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