Sustainability and Security Report

Sustainability & Security Report

Sustainabililty & Security Report: June 2016

  • FEMA Releases Updated National Planning Frameworks
  • DHS, Police Chiefs Release Bomb Threat Training Video
  • White House, Canada, Mexico Announce North American Climate, Clean Energy, and Environment Partnership
  • WaterISAC to Host Webinar on Defending Against Network Attacks with the Cyber Kill Chain
  • National Hurricane Center Will Issue Potential Storm Surge Flooding Maps During 2016 Storm Season
  • EPA Announces Application Period for Climate Leadership Awards
  • EPA Publishes Brief on Agency’s Drought Resilience and Water Conservation Initiatives
  • In Comments to EPA, AMWA Recommends Overhaul of Draft Hydraulic Alteration Document
  • DHS Releases Updated National Threat Advisory
  • WaterISAC Completes Two-Part Webinar on Workplace Attacks and Active Shooter Preparedness
  • EPA Launches Online Adaptation Case Study Information Exchange
  • DHS Estimates Damages from Future Earthquake Along the Hayward Fault
  • EPA Tool Helps Utilities Estimate Costs and Consequences of a Water Emergency
  • Report Says Costs Associated With Hurricane Damage Will Rise, Impacting Federal Budget
  • 37 Cities Announced as Final Additions to 100 Resilient Cities Program

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Sustainability & Security Report: May 2016

  • Workplace Attacks – Webinar by WaterISAC – June 8 and 15
  • Federal Agencies Update National Action Plan for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate
  • DOD Sea Level Rise Report Analyzes Threat to Military Sites Worldwide
  • Ransomware Mitigation:  Preparation, Prevention and Response
  • FBI and DHS Publish Information on Ransomware Attacks
  • DHS Identifies Top 30 High Risk Cyber Vulnerabilities
  • FEMA Shares 2016 Hurricane Seasonal Preparedness Digital Toolkit
  • DHS Releases Reference Guide and Potential Impacts to Critical Infrastructure from Wildfires in 2016
  • Updated Water Sector Plan on Security and Resilience Released
  • California Updates Drought Regulations to Acknowledge Continuing Drought and Conservation Ethic
  • Purchasers’ Guide to Cyber Insurance Provides Overview of Products and Market
  • EPA Webinar to Explain Purpose of Draft Report, Protecting Aquatic Life from Effects of Hydrologic Alteration

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Sustainability & Security Report: April 2016

  • $90 Million Available for FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation Funding
  • DHS Report:  Six Trends That, if Unaddressed, Could Weaken and Degrade Critical Infrastructure
  • Emergency Management Institute Offers Earthquake Virtual Tabletop Exercise
  • DHS Seeks Comments on Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) Program
  • Survey: Organizations Face Challenges Addressing Malware 
  • Paris Climate Agreement Signed – What Comes Next?
  • FEMA To Refresh National Incident Management System, Seeks Comment
  • Moody’s Publishes Final Green Bonds Assessment Methodology
  • How to Negotiate a Cyber Insurance Policy: SANS Institute Webinar
  • FEMA Releases Damage Assessment Operations Manual
  • White House Releases Climate and Health Assessment

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Sustainability & Security Report: March 2016

  • SASB Releases Provisional Sustainability Accounting Standards
  • NOAA Releases Water Resources Dashboard
  • Research Project Survey Investigates Factors Influencing Utilities Considering Water Reuse
  • Report Examines the Science of Attributing Extreme Weather Events to Climate Change
  • EPA Publishes Drought Response and Recovery Guide
  • President Releases Federal Action Plan of National Drought Resilience Partnership
  • ICS-CERT Updates Cyber Security Evaluation Tool to v7.1
  • FEMA Webinar To Discuss Priority Climate Resilient Mitigation Activities For Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Funding​
  • EPA Power Resilience Guide
  • 100 Resilient Cities Posts Lessons Learned and Tactical Guidance for Water Management

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Sustainability & Security Report: February 2016

  • FEMA Offers Virtual Tabletop Exercises on Hurricane Scenario
  • FEMA Announces FY16 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program Grants and Webinars
  • DHS Announces FY16 Preparedness Grant Opportunities
  • NOAA Drought Task Force Report Underscores Importance of Research
  • Supreme Court Issues Stay on Clean Power Plan Rule
  • White House Announces Multi-Pronged Cyber Plan to Secure Federal and Private Sector IT and Personal Online Accounts
  • Opportunity to Comment on NOAA’s Water Resources Dashboard 

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Sustainability & Security Report: January 2016

  • AMWA Says Draft Sustainability Accounting Standard Misrepresents Water Sector
  • Climate Bonds Initiative Seeks Comment on Draft Water Climate Bonds Standard
  • Green Bond Market Will Double Worldwide in 2016, Reports HSBC
  • NIST Seeks Comment on Its Cybersecurity Framework
  • Canadian Water Network Hosting Blue Cities 2016 Conference in Toronto
  • Successful Launch of Sea Level Rise Tracking Satellite Announced
  • EPA Water Lab Alliance Response Plan Tabletop Exercise Webcast
  • Critical Infrastructure Key Resources (CIKR) Awareness Training (AWR-213)
  • 2015 Marks U.S.'s Second-Hottest Year in 121 Years

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Sustainability & Security Report: December 2015

  • Paris Climate Agreement Confirms Worldwide Commitment to Reduce GHG Emissions
  • FEMA El Nino Page Highlights Resources
  • DHS Announces Big Change to the National Terrorism Advisory System; Issues First Threat Bulletin
  • DHS Releases Active Shooter Planning and Response Guidance
  • Cybersecurity Information Sharing Bill Passes Congress
  • DHS Releases Report on Dam Infrastructure

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Sustainability & Security Report: October - November 2015

  • California’s Drought Emergency Restrictions Could be Extended
  • Administration Advocates for International Climate Accord; Congress Pushes Back
  • AMWA Partnering With AWWA on International Symposium on Potable Reuse
  • EPA Website Highlights State Practices for Climate Adaptation
  • High Hopes for an Ambitious Agreement in Paris at COP-21
  • COP 21 Conference Will Proceed, Although Climate Marches Cancelled
  • FEMA Provides Information on Hazard Mitigation Assistance for Climate Resilient Mitigation Activities
  • Congress Asked to Reject Potentially Intrusive Cybersecurity Bill Provisions
  • Senate Approves Cybersecurity Legislation
  • Report on Business Resilience Identifies Water as Primary Lens for Considering Climate Change

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Sustainability & Security Report: September 2015

  • Pope Encourages Climate Change Action Without Saying the Phrase
  • Moderate Republicans Commit to Conservative Environmental Stewardship in House Resolution
  • Tree Ring Study Indicates Sierra Nevada Snowpack At Lowest in 500 Years
  • National Academies Releases Review of Draft Report on the Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health
  • Framework for Direct Potable Reuse Describes Regulatory, Technical and Public Outreach Considerations
  • Detectable Concentrations of Ebola Survive in Sterilized Wastewater for at Least a Week, According to Research

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Sustainability & Secruity Report: August 2015

  • Next Three WaterISAC Cyber Threat Briefings to Cover Best Practices, Starting August 26
  • Cyber-Physical Risk from Smart Technology Addressed in DHS Report
  • Report Analyzes Green Infrastructure Performance and Factors Affecting its Adoption
  • Advisory Committee Seeking Input on Federal Management of Freshwater Resources; Public Listening Session Set for September 9
  • Congressional Research Service Releases Report on Current Understanding of Drought
  • California Reaches Water Use Goal for June
  • Report Highlights Severe Economic Risks from Climate Change in Southeast and Texas
  • Virtual Town Hall Meetings on California Drought and Global Water Supplies Start August 11
  • NOAA Seeking Nominations for Advisory Committee for Sustained National Climate Assessment

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