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Doro-on Risk Assessment for Water Infrastructure Safety and Security

1. Auflage 2011, 398 Seiten, Gebunden, Format (B × H): 165 mm x 242 mm, Gewicht: 770 g
ISBN: 978-1-4398-5341-2
Verlag: Taylor & Francis Inc

Doro-on Risk Assessment for Water Infrastructure Safety and Security

One of the seventeen critical infrastructures vital to the security of the United States, the water supply system remains largely unprotected from the threat of terrorism, including possible revenge by Al Qaeda over the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Recognizing and identifying prospective events of terrorism against the water infrastructure is critical to the protection of the nation, as the consequences triggered by a terrorist attack on the water supply would be devastating. Risk Assessment for Water Infrastructure: Safety and Security provides a unique quantitative risk assessment methodology for protection and security against terrorist contamination, vandalism, attacks against dams, and other threats to water supply systems.

Focusing on the human safety, environmental, and economic consequences triggered by potential terrorist attacks and other threats, the book presents:

The development of an integrated approach of risk assessment based upon the cumulative prospect theory

The qualitative/quantitative processes and models for security and safe facility operations as required by EPA, DHS, and other governmental and regulatory agencies

The application of an integrated model to the risk assessment of surface water, dams, wells, wastewater treatment facilities, reservoirs, and aqueducts of large urban regions

The development of intelligence analysis incorporating risk assessment for terrorism prevention

Finally, the book presents the legal and regulatory requirements and policy related to the protection and security of water infrastructure from terrorism and natural hazards to both human health and the environment. By analyzing potential terrorist risks against the water supply, strategic improvements in U.S. water infrastructure security may be achieved, including changes in policy, incorporation of intrusion detection technology, increased surveillance, and increased intelligence.
More information can be found on the author's website.


Water utility managers, water safety and security professionals, engineers and planners in the water works industry, and Homeland Security professionals.


Weitere Infos & Material

IntroductionObjectiveScopePurposeActs of Terrorism and the Biological, Chemical, and Radiological Weapons Used against Water InfrastructureIntroductionCharacterization of TerrorismChemical Terrorism ActsPotential Hazards of the Chemical ThreatsPotential Reduction Approach for Chemical ThreatsBiological ThreatsRadiological ThreatsPrescription Drugs (Pharmaceuticals), Personal Care Products, andEndocrine Disrupting Compounds in the Water SystemIllustrative Example for Quantifying the Chemical Threats toYield Mass Casualties and Acute Injuries Explosives Used Against Water InfrastructureIntroductionCharacterization of Explosive MaterialsComponents and Applications of Explosive MaterialsHazards of ExplosivesThe Challenge of Improvised Explosive Device in the United StatesWater InfrastructureIntroductionActs of Terrorism against Water Infrastructure Groundwater ResourcesSurface WaterDesalination Treatment FacilitiesWater Tanks Reservoirs DamsAqueductsMunicipal Water Treatment PlantsMunicipal Wastewater Treatment PlantsImpactsRegulatory Policies for the Protection of Water InfrastructureUS Regulatory Policies for Groundwater and Water SupplySystem ProtectionFunding for Protection ResearchEnforcement of RegulationsAgencies Involved in Protection PoliciesCode of Federal Regulations Dams, Reservoirs, and AqueductsFunding for Protection Research Related to Dams,Reservoirs, and AqueductsAgencies and Programs Involved in the Protection Policies forDams, Reservoirs, and AqueductsIntroduction to Risk and Vulnerability AssessmentIntroduction Standard Risk and Vulnerability Strategies and Models Historical Perspective of Prospect TheoryThe Cumulative Prospect TheoryAdvances in Prospect TheoryA Need of Risk-Acceptability AnalysisStandard Risk and Vulnerability AssessmentIntroductionStandard Homeland Security Risk Assessment and RAMCAP Plus ProcessesCARVER MatrixCARVER + ShockModel-Based Vulnerability AnalysisVulnerability Self-Assessment ToolSecurity Vulnerability Self-Assessment Guide for SmallDrinking Water SystemAutomated Security Survey and Evaluation Tool (ASSET)Security Vulnerability AssessmentRequirement of Incremental Risk Acceptability AnalysisQuantitative Risk Estimation ModelElements of Risk AssessmentRisk Estimated by Event Tree AnalysisEstimation of Risk and Risk FactorsFault Tree Analysis Cumulative Prospect Theory and Risk AcceptabilityIntroductionPublic Perception of RiskStrategic Determination of Risk AcceptabilityQuantitative Revealed Societal Preference MethodEstablishing the Risk ReferentImplicationEmergency Preparedness, Response, and Preventive MeasuresIntroductionNational Response FrameworkEmergency PreparednessResponseBaseline PrioritiesActivate and Deploy ResourcesProactive Response to Catastrophic IncidentsRecoveryPreventive MeasuresStrategic Intelligence Analysis for Water Infrastructure Terrorism PreventionIntroductionIntelligence Analysis Traditional Intelligence Cycle Quantitative Risk Estimation Model to Aid Intelligence Analysis Event Tree Analysis Model Perspectives of Risk Acceptability in Strategic Intelligence Analysis ImplicationIndex

Doro-on, Anna
Anna M. Doro-on is an engineer with over 12 years professional experience in design, construction, and utility infrastructure projects. She specializes in the development and application of innovative environmental remediation technologies; civil, environmental, and water resources engineering; water and wastewater infrastructure design and rehabilitation; risk assessment and management for critical infrastructure with focus on terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and public health protection; reduction of contamination to water resources and the environment; quantitative risk assessment for catastrophic event prevention; technology development; and project inspections and monitoring. She holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering and Environmental Science & Engineering respectively, both from The University of Texas at San Antonio.

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