Sustainability and Security Report

Sustainability & Security Report

Sustainability & Security Report: October 2016

  • Bureau of Reclamation Submits 2016 SECURE Water Act Report to Congress
  • Synthesis Report on Conversations of Integrated Information and Services for US Water Information Released
  • President Signs Executive Order to Prepare the Nation for Space Weather
  • Climate Bonds Initiative Releases Water Climate Bonds Standard Criteria
  • EPA Webinar to Feature Resilience Preparedness Tools
  • Report Highlights Cities’ Work on Climate Adaptation and Mitigation
  • Paris Climate Agreement Ratified By International Community

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Sustainability & Security Report: September 2016

  • White House Announces Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP)
  • New Presidential Memorandum Requires Climate Change Consideration in National Security Activities
  • National Academies Seeks Nominations for Committee To Review Special Report on Climate Change Science
  • EPA Publication Highlights Case Studies in Green Infrastructure
  • FEMA Proposes Rule to Implement Federal Flood Risk Management Standard
  • U.S. EPA Releases Communication System Design Guidance for Water Quality Surveillance and Response Systems

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Sustainability & Security Report: August 2016

  • Water Loss Control Workshop for the Great Lakes Region Scheduled for September 22
  • AMWA to Host Discussion On the Green Bond Market at Fall Conference
  • EPA Offers Webinar on Community Preparedness for a Loss of Water and Wastewater Services
  • Starter Guide on Natural Disaster Hazard Mitigation Available from EPA
  • New National Water Model “A Game-Changer” for Predicting Floods, Says NOAA
  • USGS Announces Availability of New Downscaled Climate Model Dataset
  • CREAT Climate Scenarios Projections Map Updated
  • EPA Creates Streamlined Climate Resilience Awareness Tool With CREAT 3.0
  • EPA Releases Climate Change Indicators Report
  • State of the Climate Report Says 2015 Was Another Record-Breaking Year
  • WARN Program Updates and Accomplishments Report Available
  • Study Identifies Sections of the Grid Vulnerable to High Temperatures and Population Change
  • White House Releases Final Guidance for Considering GHG and Climate Change Impacts in NEPA Reviews
  • Public Health Surveillance Resources for Contamination Detection Available
  • Sea Level Rise a Danger for Norfolk, Va. Area

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Sustainabililty & Security Report: July 2016

  • AMWA Comments on EPA’s Multi-Sector Urban Resilience Tool
  • AMWA Urges USGCRP to Continue with Subregional and Cross-Sector Analyses in Next National Climate Change Assessment
  • Water Resources Dashboard Webinar Scheduled For August 10
  • Annotated Outline for Next National Climate Assessment Released for Comment
  • Impact of Population Shifts on Critical Infrastructure: Summary Report from DHS
  • AMWA Submits Comments on Proposed Update of National Action Plan for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate
  • Presidential Panel Advises Government on Improving Water Sector Resilience
  • National Academies’ Water Science and Technology Board Releases Study on Beneficial Use of Graywater and Stormwater

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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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