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This course presents detailed coverage of the major infrastructure issues in water system security. Course topics range from vulnerability assessment to safeguards against cyber threats to hydraulic network analysis for contamination response.


 
Course Outline
This course presents detailed coverage of the major infrastructure issues in water system security. Course topics range from vulnerability assessment to safeguards against cyber threats to hydraulic network analysis for contamination response. Each module provides guidance on designing, operating, maintaining, and rehabilitating water systems to ensure state-of-the-art and security.

Objective To provide an overview of the state of the art methodologies used to asses the security of water supply systems including detailed coverage of the major infrastructure issues in water system security.

Who Should Attend This course is intended for water utility managers, and engineers involved in the security of water supply systems from federal, provincial and municipal governments, and conservation authorities. Consulting engineers and faculty interested in this topic, technicians and technologists engaged in water supply operations will also benefit greatly from this seminar.  

Topics Include
  • Threat analysis and vulnerability assessment of water supply systems; development of emergency response plans for water utilities and water supply systems;
  • Modeling of fate and contaminant transport mechanisms for water distribution systems;
  • Simulation of residential water demands;
  • Assessing the risk to drinking water supplies from terrorist attacks;
  • Reliability analysis of drinking water systems and water supply systems; development of early warning systems and decision support systems for drinking water facilities;
  • Development of a monitoring and surveillance program for water supply systems;
  • Optimization of monitoring systems and valves for water distribution systems security;
  • Remote monitoring and network modeling;
  • Hydraulic and water quality modeling for contamination response;
  • Microbial and chemical detections systems; and Contingency planning for emergency water supply.
Program Outline
Instructor: John Perdikaris

Day 1
Module 1
Overview of methodologies for reliability analysis and assessment of vulnerability to terrorist attack and for emergency response planning.
Demo - Vulnerability Self Assessment Tool VSAT (Example, Drinking Water Facility).

Day II
Module 2

Monitoring and modelling methods for early warning systems that enhance security.
Security hardware and surveillance systems; Demo ? Latest?
surveillance hardware and security systems that may be implemented at a drinking water facility.
Exercise - EPANET software tool for modelling contamination threats against a water distribution system.

Day III
Module 3
Specialized remote monitoring equipment, networks and optimal location of control and isolation valves.
Demo/Exercise - Threat Ensemble and Vulnerability Assessment Tool (TEVA-SPOT). Using TEVA-SPOT to optimally locate remote monitoring sensors within a water distribution system.
Field Trip - RC Harris Drinking Water Treatment Plant.

Day IV
Module 4
Organizational frameworks and procedures for improving the security of water supply systems.
Options for emergency preparedness, including water supply for non-conventional times and contamination responses.
Case studies from the field: a reconstruction of historical contamination events.

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment
There will be a one hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon.

After participating in the seminar, you will be able to:
  • identify threats to water supply systems including undertaking a complete threat assessment of a water supply system;
  • conduct a vulnerability and risk assessment of a water supply system;
  • use the latest methodologies used in the assessment of water supply security systems;
  • implement early warning systems and the procedures for responding to a contamination event;
  • apply knowledge of the latest security hardware and surveillance systems for water supply infrastructure; and select the latest most suitable monitoring equipment and early warning systems.

Daily Schedule:
8:00 Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30 Session begins
12:00 Lunch
4:30 Adjournment

Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Certificates offered

2.4 CEUs / 24 PDHs You will receive: Besides lecture notes a text book, Water Supply Security Systems, Larry W. Mays, PhD., P.E., P.H. McGraw Hill Professional Engineering, 2004.


Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
Reviewed by 2013
Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
Reviewed by 2012
Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
Reviewed by 2011
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