The Emerging Legal and Policy Frameworks
This publication from APWA, AMWA, NACWA, and WEF is designed to help water utilities and other members of the water sector adapt to the changing security environment in the United States.
This publication was written to reflect the many changes to the legal landscape involving security issues since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Among the relevant topics included in the publication is an examination of the current federal legislative framework for protecting the water sector infrastructure, a discussion of the potential for civil liability that the water sector utilities might face in the event of a terrorist attack or security breach, and an overview of the legal duty owed employers to their employees in the event of a terrorist attack on a facility.
Additionally, the publication includes a Quick Reference Checklist which provides clean water managers and attorneys with a quick way to identify the major legal and security issues they need to consider for their facilities and provides a quick reference on where to find more detailed information about a specific issue in the publication.