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10 Basic Cybersecurity Measures That Use Common Sense

Our colleagues at the WaterISAC, along with several other ISACs and DHS ICS-CERT have developed a “top ten” list of basic cybersecurity recommendations that all water and wastewater utilities can use to minimize their vulnerability to cyber breaches and defend against cyber attacks.  91 more words


Musings of a Mostly Broke Prepper

Note: I wrote this article for a survival blog site back in 2010 – and it is  still on his 50 best articles as well as several others I have written. 2,434 more words


EPA Climate Ready Water Utilities Initiative Releases Storm Surge Inundation Map

Interested in knowing more about how storm surges can affect communities along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts?  EPA has just posted a new Storm Surge Inundation Map that can help. 78 more words


The state of church security- A guest post by Carl Chinn

Today, the country gets the State of The Union speech from the president. In church safety, we have a guest post from author and security consultant Carl Chinn about the “state of the union” in church security. 1,225 more words

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The National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) has recognized seven Michigan local health departments for their “ability to plan for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies.”  The seven departments include Allegan County Health Department (others are Barry-Eaton, Calhoun Co., Ionia Co., Kalamazoo Co., Kent Co., and Van Buren-Cass District Health Department). 81 more words

Best Practices for the New Year – Resolve to be Responsible, Realistic, and Resourceful

As I work with jurisdictions and discuss their capabilities I find a broad range of perception among emergency managers about their jurisdictions’ capabilities and limitations.  Some overestimate their capability, thinking that they can handle anything and don’t need any outside assistance.  695 more words

Emergency Management

AWWA Hosting Contamination Incidents Guidance Webinar

On January 21, AWWA is hosting a webinar entitled Water Contamination Incidents & Response Guidance.

The most significant Emergency Preparedness & Security incidents to occur in the US in the past year have been two contamination events – the Charleston, West Virginia (January 2014) Elk River spill and the Toledo, Ohio (August 2014) algal bloom in Lake Erie.  85 more words

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