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EU Water Security Plan - Implementation Manual for Drinking Water Systems

  • 1.  EU Water Security Plan - Implementation Manual for Drinking Water Systems

    Posted Jan 12, 2022 09:09:00 PM
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    Hi All,

    Water is a core infrastructure sector that serves communities and businesses on a daily
    basis. Clean drinking water sustains core functions of our society which makes the safety and
    security of water infrastructure a top priority.

    The objective of the ERNCIP Chemical and Biological Risks to Drinking Water Thematic
    Group (TG Water) is to strengthen the resilience of drinking water infrastructures against
    Chemical and Biological (CB) waterborne threats by improvement of detection capabilities
    and early response actions.

    The implementation of security measures to counter hostile actions against the physical
    and cyber integrity of water supply systems and deliberate waterborne contamination
    requires an appropriate planning process incorporating risk assessment surveys,
    establishment of communication strategies, protocols, and screening methods.
    Water security planning helps to identify security vulnerabilities and establish security
    measures to detect the intentional contamination of water supply systems, including a
    communication strategy to facilitate a fast and effective response. Where a water safety
    plan already exists (European Commission 2015), water security planning should be
    integrated into the safety planning approach.

    Michael Roza CPA, CISA, CIA, MBA, Exec MBA