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What Must a Risk and Resilience Assessment Include?

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The following is taken from Section 2013(a) of the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018: Risk and Resilience Assessments.

(1) Each community water system serving a population of greater than 3,300 persons shall conduct an assessment of the risks to, and resilience of, its system. Such an assessment:

(A) shall include an assessment of:

(i) the risk to the system from malevolent acts and natural hazards;

(ii) the resilience of the pipes and constructed conveyances, physical barriers, source water, water collection and intake, pretreatment, treatment, storage and distribution facilities, electronic, computer, or other automated systems (including the security of such systems) which are utilized by the system;

(iii) the monitoring practices of the system;

(iv) the financial infrastructure of the system;

(v) the use, storage, or handling of various chemicals by the system; and

(vi) the operation and maintenance of the system; and

(B) may include an evaluation of capital and operational needs for risk and resilience management for the system.

Civil Engineering, July/August 2020, © American Society Of Civil Engineers. All Rights Reserved

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