Drinking Water System Security
Public Law 107-188 (Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002)
identifies drinking water systems to be among those elements of national infrastructure that are
required to conduct Vulnerability Assessments relative to terrorist threats. These assessments are
to be submitted to the EPA on a schedule dictated by the number of people served by the water system.
Under contract to the EPA, Sandia National Laboratories has developed a methodology to conduct
vulnerability assessments, referred to as Risk Assessment Methodology for Water Utilities (RAM-Wsm).
Sandia has trained and certified a limited number of individuals and companies on RAM-W.
This is among the certifications of our team, as well as membership to the FBI-sponsored organization Infraguard.
The Unwin Company team represents substantial experience in the conduct of risk-based safety and security studies,
including application to drinking water systems, dams, and nuclear facilities.
We have developed software tools, including eVA-H2O that facilitate and simplify
application of methodologies such as RAM-W, providing the bases for fault tree analysis,
pairwise comparison techniques, and systematic scenario identification and documentation.
We would be pleased to discuss our capabilities with you in light of your compliance needs.