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Sustainability & Security Report: March 2020

  • AMWA compiles COVID-19 response resources
  • Federal agencies release guidance on drinking water and COVID-19
  • Administration officials join EPA for National Water Reuse Action Plan Rollout
  • AMWA says NEPA revisions should recognize cumulative impacts, climate change
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers withdraws Water Supply Rule
  • Cyberspace Solarium Commission releases final report
  • AMWA and NACWA release latest resilience webinar materials
  • NOAA releases 2020 Spring Flood Outlook

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Sustainability & Security Report: February 2020

  • CDC monitors coronavirus trends
  • Federal government releases counterintelligence strategy
  • AMWA and NACWA to convene webinar: Building Disaster Resilience
  • GAO encourages aggressive support of utility climate resilience measures
  • White House budget proposal emphasizes cybersecurity and resilience, downplays climate change
  • FBI releases 2019 Internet Crime Report

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Sustainability & Security Report: January 2020

  • DHS urges vigilance against Iran-backed actions
  • DHS CISA urges facilities with chemicals to consider enhanced security measures during heightened geopolitical tensions with Iran
  • CEQ proposes first comprehensive update to NEPA regulations in more than four decades
  • CDC assesses low coronavirus risk for general public
  • Webinar: Section 2018 of America’s Water Infrastructure Act
  • AMWA/NACWA webinar: Building Disaster Resilience
  • Environmental risks sweep World Economic Forum global risk rankings

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Sustainability & Security Report: December 2019

  • UN Emissions Gap Report says countries are falling short of goals to slow climate change impacts
  • AMWA and NACWA release latest resilience webinar materials
  • New water sector security report highlights cyber and physical incidents
  • WaterISAC to convene hostile event preparedness webinar
  • New dataset offers detailed record of cyberattacks on critical infrastructure

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Sustainability & Security Report: November 2019

  • United States begins long-anticipated Paris Agreement exit
  • Scientists declare “climate emergency” in new report
  • FEMA recognizes new water sector resource types
  • Departments of Homeland Security, State release critical infrastructure guide
  • Final RMP rule reverses Obama-era chemical security standards
  • FEMA releases updated framework for tracking status of sectors during disasters
  • Worldwide sea level rise vulnerability triples in new research

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Sustainability & Security Report: October 2019

  • Industrial control system cybersecurity training available
  • AMWA releases primer on insurance, bond ratings, and climate risk
  • FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants application period now open
  • Water Utility Climate Alliance hosting free climate science workshop
  • New guide highlights defenses against Office 365 phishing
  • Threat Analysis Report highlights current water sector risks
  • Mayors announce support for Global Green New Deal
  • Report highlights inconsistent OT preparedness at utilities
  • Security firm asserts 2019 is banner year for ransomware

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Sustainability & Security Report: September 2019

  • AMWA shares resilience webinar slides and recording
  • New analysis says local jurisdictions are the most popular ransomware targets
  • Slides from AMWA climate equity webinar available
  • EPA seeks comment and commitment following release of draft National Water Reuse Action Plan
  • DHS releases framework on terrorism and targeted violence
  • AWWA updates cybersecurity resources
  • White House reworks order of succession for Council on Environmental Quality
  • Cybersecurity insurance may be driving increased ransomware attacks
  • EPA announces new resilience webinars

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Sustainability & Security Report: August 2019

  • EPA releases AWIA risk assessment and emergency response plan compliance resources
  • Federal government unveils revisions to Endangered Species Act
  • Dealing with Disruption resilience webinar series starts September 17
  • WaterISAC releases first webinar from risk and resilience assessment series
  • Moody’s acquires controlling share of climate-focused business intelligence firm
  • Water Laboratory Alliance Security Summit planned for November
  • FEMA releases National Mitigation Investment Strategy
  • State of the Climate report released
  • Scripps Institute anticipates stronger atmospheric rivers

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Sustainability & Security Report: July 2019

  • CEQ extends comment period for draft NEPA greenhouse gas guidance
  • Union of Concerned Scientists publishes “Killer Heat” report on future climate of the U.S.
  • Sea level rise study identifies $400 billion in potential US impacts
  • WaterISAC webinar kicks off cybersecurity assessment series
  • EPA releases earthquake resilience webinar recordings
  • WaterISAC seeks sector security incident data in biannual survey
  • EPA retools Power Resilience Guide

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Sustainability & Security Report: June 2019

  • WaterISAC unveils new cybersecurity fundamentals guide
  • White House issues draft NEPA greenhouse gas guidance
  • NOAA upgrades flagship global weather forecast model
  • EPA fact sheet spells out new utility rights under AWIA
  • EPA announces AWIA compliance training series
  • Tailoring messages to communities theme of latest FEMA PrepTalks release
  • EIS Council invites registrants for international black sky exercise
  • Registration opens for Summit on Security and Third-Party Risk

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