Sustainability and Security Report

Sustainability & Security Report

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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Sustainability & Secruity Report: July 2015

  • The Role of Records in Disaster Response: FEMA Webinar on Aug. 5
  • Chlorine Institute Issues New Guidance on Estimating the Area Affected by a Chlorine Release
  • NAS Panel Recommends USGCRP Make Improvements to Climate and Health Assessment
  • Online Compendium of Federal Resources for Public Health Emergencies Now Available
  • Drought Risk Management Research Center to Study Critical Drought-Related Needs
  • NOAA Climate Office Announces New Research Grant Opportunities (Due July 30)
  • California's Strategies and Challenges for Addressing Changing Precipitation Patterns and Drought: July 24 Webinar
  • Water and Power Resiliency: July 29 Webinar by U.S. EPA

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Sustainability & Secruity Report: June 2015

  • Federal Agencies Announce New Sites for Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative
  • Free WaterISAC Cybersecurity Guide Now Available
  • AMWA Submits Comments on Sustaining the National Climate Assessment
  • AMWA Recommends Improvements for Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Human Health
  • EPA Report Quantifies Benefits to U.S. if Global Action is Taken to Mitigate GHGs
  • Papal Encyclical Urges Action on Climate Change
  • ASCE Report Assesses Importance of Adapting Engineering Approaches to Climate Change
  • Using Satellite Data, Studies Demonstrate Global Loss of Groundwater Storage
  • DHS Chemical Security Analysis Center – A Resource for the Water Sector 

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Sustainability & Security Report: May 2015

  • White House Seeks Input by June 15 on Sustaining the National Climate Assessment
  • NIST Releases Draft Community Resilience Guide, Seeks Comment
  • White House Report Outlines National Security Implications of Climate Change
  • El Niño Has Arrived; NOAA Tracking Its Development
  • USGS Report Highlights Earth Science Perspective of Water-Energy Nexus
  • National Water Center Opens at University of Alabama
  • Register Now for EPA's Free Workshops on Climate Resilience and Extreme Event Planning
  • WUCA Releases Whitepapers on Water Utility Planning in the Context of Climate Change

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Sustainability & Security Report: April 2015

  • DHS Report Provides 2015 Spring Flooding Outlook and Potential Impacts to the Water Sector

  • Water Laboratory Alliance Tabletop Exercise Webcast: May 14

  • SCADA Attacks Doubled in 2014, According to Dell Report

  • DHS Releases Dams Sector Resilience Report

  • Climate Risk in California Is Focus of Latest Risky Business Report

  • U.S. Global Change Research Program Releases for Comment a Study on Human Health Impacts of Climate Change

  • California Executive Order Mandates a 25% Reduction of Potable Urban Water Use

  • U.S. Submits Official Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets for Paris Talks

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Sustainability & Security Report: March 2015

  • AMWA Developing Comments on Guidelines for Federal Flood Risk Management Standard
  • Executive Order Commits Federal Government to 40% Reduction In Greenhouse Gases
  • EPA Updates Climate Adaptation Guide With Latest Climate Change Data
  • Senate Panel Approves Cyber-sharing Legislation
  • NOAA Hosting Webinar Series on Climate Information for Managing Risks in Water Resources
  • FBI E-Tool Analyzes Malware Files
  • Draft Negotiating Text For Paris Climate Negotiations Released

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Sustainability & Security Report: February 2015

  • NYC Climate Change Panel Report Aims to Increase the City’s Resiliency
  • White House Creates New Agency to Analyze Cyber Threats Intel
  • NASA Launches Satellite to Measure Earth’s Soil Moisture
  • President Signs Order for New Federal Flood Risk Management Standards
  • Draft Guidelines for Implementing Flood Risk Management Standard Open for Comment
  • US Army Corps of Engineers Releases Comprehensive Study of Storm Risk Management
  • National Weather Service Highlights Resources for Flood Safety Week

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Sustainability & Security Report: January 2015

  • World Economic Forum Names Water Crises a Top Global Risk
  • CEQ Chief to Depart in March
  • 2014 Warmest Year On Record
  • EPA Releases New Tools on Storm Surge, Extreme Events Tracking
  • EPA Offering Training on Assessment and Contaminant Data Tools and Exercise on Laboratory Response

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Sustainability & Security Report: December 2014

  • CEQ Releases Guidance For Conducting NEPA Reviews
  • CEQ Finalizes Interagency Guidelines for Federal Water Resource Projects
  • CDC Posts FAQs Related to Ebola, Sewage and Drinking Water
  • Nations Frame a Path Forward for Climate Agreement in Lima, Peru
  • New York Announces Fracking Ban
  • DHS to Host Webinar on Sea Level Rise and its Cascading Effects
  • President Elevates OMB Director to Climate Council Leadership
  • WaterISAC Recording of Cyber Incident Liabilities, Mitigation and Insurance Briefing Available
  • Course on Disaster Management for Electric Power Systems Offered
  • Cyber Jihad from Al-Qaeda to the Islamic State
  • DHS Describes Impacts to Critical Infrastructure from Winter Storms

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