Improving the Nation's Water Security: Opportunities for Research

Improving the Nation's Water Security: Opportunities for Research

By: Committee on Water System Security Research (author), National Academy of Sciences (author), National Research Council (author), Division on Earth and Life Studies (author), Water Science and Technology Board (author)Paperback

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Concern over terrorist attacks since 2001 has directed attention to potential vulnerabilities of the nationa (TM)s water and wastewater systems. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which leads federal efforts to protect the water sector, initiated a research program in 2002 to address immediate research and technical support needs. This report, conducted at EPAa (TM)s request, evaluates research progress and provides a long-term vision for EPAa (TM)s research program. The report recommends that EPA develop a strategic research plan, address gaps in expertise among EPA program managers and researchers, and improve its approaches to information dissemination. The report recommends several high-priority research topics for EPA, including conducting empirical research in behavioral science to better understand how to prepare people for water security incidents.

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Committee on Water System Security Research, National Research Council


1 Front Matter; 2 Summary; 3 1 Introduction; 4 2 EPA's Challenges in Water Security Research; 5 3 Committee's Approach; 6 4 Progress in the Office of Research and Development's Water Security Program; 7 5 Recommendations for Improving Program Implementation; 8 6 Recommendations for Future Research Directions; 9 References; 10 Acronyms; 11 Appendix A Letter Report to Kim Fox, Director, Water Infrastructure Protection Division, EPA; 12 Appendix B Water Science and Technology Board; 13 Appendix C Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/06/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780309105668
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 170
  • ID: 9780309105668
  • ISBN10: 0309105668

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