Practical Examples of Delivering Cyber Security at a Water Utility
May 4, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MT
Following Kevin Morley’s recent webinar “Managing Cyber Risks to Water Utility Business and Control Systems (W150909),” this webinar will examine examples of actual cyber security work being done at a small, a medium-sized, and a large water utility. The intent is to help other utilities understand the threats, challenges, and practical aspects of successfully deploying and managing such security measures. The object of the webinar is to help utilities understand where to begin, if they’re just beginning work on cyber security measures, or to provide supplemental collaboration if work is already under way or mature.
Preparing for Cyanotoxin Events: Learning from Recent Utility and State Experiences
May 11, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MT
How are states and utilities responding to the 2015 US Environmental Protection Agency health advisories and risk management recommendations for microcystins and cylindrospermopsin? With the 2016 summer algal bloom season just ahead, this webinar will include an assessment of current practices and lessons learned in 2015. The webinar will highlight available tools and case studies reflecting steps individual water systems and states have taken.
Advancing Capital Improvement Planning Strategy for Your Utility
May 18, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MT
As underground infrastructure rapidly deteriorates, water and wastewater utilities struggle to develop comprehensive, defensible rehabilitation programs that address the most critical infrastructure first. Although millions of dollars are annually spent under asset management/capital improvement programs, little is achieved to lower total system risk because the programs focus on infrastructure that may not be hydraulically significant to system operation. This presentation will discuss the components of effective asset management strategies, modern toolsets to assist that utilize existing workflows and datasets, and techniques or tips to create sustainable, resilient programs, such as demonstrated by a real-world example.