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U.S. EPA's Flood Resilience Guide helps utilities understand the flooding threat and identify practical mitigation options to protect their critical assets. The guide includes worksheets and step-...

NIST’s Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security identifies major security objectives for ICS implementation. ICS includes supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems,...

U.S. EPA's Hazard Mitigation for Natural Disasters suggests to utilities how to mitigate natural disasters and their impacts, including floods, earthquakes, droughts, wildfires, tornados and power...

ICS-CERT's Virtual Learning Portal provides online training that addresses the security of Industrial Control Systems (ICS). Modules include operational security, cybersecurity risk and recent...

A recommended practice document from the NCCIC provides guidance for developing mitigation strategies for specific cyber threats and direction on how to create a Defense-in-Depth security program...

U.S. EPA's Incident Action Checklists are hazard-specific "rip-and-run" resources that help utilities identify actions to take before and during an incident. The checklists address drought,...

FEMA's Best Practices Portfolio is a collection of ideas, activities, projects and funding sources that can help reduce or prevent the impacts of disasters. To take a look at what is possible, or...

U.S. EPA’s National Stormwater Calculator (SWC) is a desktop application that estimates the annual amount of rainwater and frequency of runoff from a specific site anywhere in the United States (...

In November 2017, FEMA published a series of National Incident Management System (NIMS) resources. They include: the NIMS Guideline for Mutual Aid, the NIMS Guideline for the National...

U.S. EPA's Planning for an Emergency Drinking Water Supply helps drinking water and wastewater utilities develop an emergency water supply plan.

U.S. EPA's Power Resilience Guide helps utilities identify the best ways to mitigate the effects of power outages. The guide addresses back-up generators and on-site power generation as well as...

U.S. EPA's Response On-the-Go mobile website allows responders to prepare for incidents, manage responses and upload damage assessment reports using mobile devices.

U.S. EPA's Route to Resilience Tool (RtoR) uses brief videos to guide users through the process of building their own unique Roadmap to Resilience. The RtoR presents five stops along the 'Route...

The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), NOAA, USACE, and FEMA recently released a sea level rise planning tool - which includes interactive sea level rise (SLR) maps and a SLR calculator...

U.S. EPA's Storm Surge Inundation Maps show hurricane strike frequency, storm surge flooding and FEMA flood zones along the East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico.

The U.S. EPA's Tabletop Exercise (TTX) tool for drinking and wastewater utilities provides users with the resources to plan, conduct, and evaluate tabletop exercises that focus on water-...

U.S. EPA's Vulnerability Self Assessment Tool helps utilities identify the highest risks to mission-critical operations and identify the most cost-effective mitigation options.

Water/Wastewater Agency Response Networks (WARNs) are statewide utility-to-utility mutual aid and assistance networks. A mutual aid and assistance network provides water and wastewater utilities...

U.S. EPA's Water Health & Economic Analysis Tool provides drinking water and wastewater utilities with likely health and economic outcomes and a detailed consequence analysis of the loss of...

U.S. EPA's Water Quality Surveillance and Response Program provides utilities with the resources to learn about, assess the feasibility of, and implement a surveillance and response system (SRS)....

Drinking water and wastewater utilities can use U.S. EPA’s Water Utility Public Awareness Kit to reach and inform their customers and communities about the value of water services. Using print,...

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