Posts made in October 2020

AWWA/IAPMO Guide Responding to Water Stagnation in Buildings

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) released the enclosed document “Responding to Water Stagnation in Buildings with Reduced or No Water Use. A Framework for Building Managers.” (20201001FrameworkforBuildingManagersFINALDistCopy)

Link to AWWA web site Press Release:

EPA Webinar Cyber Security at Water and Wastewater Utilities

On October 7, 2020 the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Water Security Division will hold a webinar from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET) on “Building Security and Resilience to Cyber Threats, Disinformation, and other Hazards in the Water and Wastewater Sector.”  Speakers will include representatives from EPA’s Water Security Division, the Water Information Sharing and Analysis Center (WaterISAC) and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA).

Description from Webinar Registration page:

“EPA will introduce the balance of valuable technology needs, such as Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), with cybersecurity measures in the context of water quality surveillance and response systems (SRS). Speakers from WaterISAC will provide information on malicious activities in the cyber domain that threaten the sector and discuss recent cyber incidents and threats relevant to water and wastewater utilities. Last, AMWA will elaborate on the challenges that disinformation – inaccurate information spread deliberately and with malicious intent – can pose to utilities.”

Link to register: