Sustainability and Security Report

Sustainability & Security Report

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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Sustainability & Security Report: October - November 2014

  • December 11: Cyber Incident Liabilities, Mitigation and Insurance Webcast by WaterISAC
  • President’s Resilience Task Force Submits Recommendations
  • U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit Site Launched
  • IPCC Chairman, UN Secretary-General Hope Latest Synthesis Report Will Spur International Action
  • U.S., China Pledge Action to Mitigate Carbon Emissions
  • Federal Agencies Release 2014 Climate Adaptation Plans
  • Capstone Johnson Foundation Report Identifies Key Ideas and Guiding Principles To Navigate the Nation’s Freshwater Challenges
  • RFP Announced for Five Star & Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program
  • National Hurricane Center Releases National Map of Storm Surge Risk
  • DHS Releases New Orleans Hurricane Scenario Analysis Report; Reports for Other Regions Released Previously
  • BlackEnergy Malware Plaguing Energy and Some Water ICS Networks

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Sustainability and Security Report: September 2014

  • Strengthening Organizational Resilience: WaterISAC Webcast: September 30
  • Bash Software Bug Presents Vulnerabilities for Unix, Linux, and Mac OS X Systems
  • AMWA Recommends Actions for the Federal Government to Facilitate Resilience Planning and Investment for Water Utilities
  • President Pledges American Leadership on Climate at U.N. Summit
  • Obama Announces Actions to Support Climate Resilience
  • Georgetown Climate Center Presents 100 Recommendations to Task Force on Climate Resilience
  • ASCE Says U.S. Must Better Address Flood Risk
  • U.S. EPA Releases Interactive Flood Resilience Guide

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Sustainability and Security Report: August 2014

  • Information Sharing, Climate Resilience, Risks and Preparedness Discussed in Latest CIP Report
  • Trio of Georgetown Climate Center Reports Provide Insights for Climate Resilience Planning
  • National Labs Embark on Ambitious Climate Modeling Project
  • California Has Over-Allocated its Available Water, Researchers Say
  • 2013 State of the Climate Report Shows Continued Trends of a Warmer Planet
  • NAS Report Commissioned by Corps of Engineers Examines Coastal Risk
  • AMWA’s Water-Energy Webinar Series: Slides and Recordings Available
  • USGS Coastal Change Hazards Portal: An Online Visualization Tool 
  • GAO, Senate Budget Committee Member Highlight Need for Investment in Climate Resilience
  • Case Study Report Highlights Community Response to Extreme Events
  • CDC Releases Guide For Health Departments To Respond to Climate Change Impacts
  • WaterISAC Releases Latest Threat Analysis for the Water Sector
  • U.S. EPA to Host Contamination Response Webcast on September 16
  • DHS Releases Reports on Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities, Extended Power Outages and Wildfire Threats
  • DHS and Partners to Host Critical Infrastructure Webinar Series
  • Assess Your Organizational Resilience with HealthCheck
  • U.S. EPA Offers Contamination Response Tabletop Exercise Webcasts for Labs
  • Updated Cybersecurity Assessment Tool Now Available
  • FEMA Hosts Sept. 2 and 3 Webinars on New National Protection Framework
  • FEMA Releases 2014 National Preparedness Report
  • Public Comment Period Open for Proposed Regulations on Trains Carrying Hazardous Materials

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Sustainability and Security Report: June - July 2014

  • July 24 Energy-Water Webinar Focuses on Innovation and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Two Webcasts to Help Utilities Reduce Cyber Risks to IT and Industrial Control Systems
  • Summary Report from April Water Resilience Summit Available
  • Risky Business Report Quantifies Climate Change Impacts on Economy, Urges Business Community Action
  • EPA Updates Policy Statement on Climate Change Adaptation
  • HUD Resilience Winners Address Flooding, Storm Surge
  • DOE Water-Energy Nexus Report Identifies Research and Collaboration Needs
  • Farmers Insurance Drops Chicago-Area Flooding/Climate Change Lawsuit

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Sustainability & Security Report: May 2014

In this Issue:  June 19 webinar on partnerships between water and energy utilities, information of interest to water utilities in the National Climate Assessment, insurance company sues Chicago for climate change related claims, regulating water system cybersecurity, FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program webcast on June 17, EPA power plant rulemaking expected in June and more.

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Sustainability & Security Report: March - April 2014

In This Issue: IPCC Report Hightlights Man-Made Climate Risks, Identifies Adaptation Opportunities, President's Climate Data Initiative Aims to Help Local Communities Visualize Climate Change, and more...

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