EPA Science Inventory

EPA’s Water Security Modeling and Simulation Research

Citation:

U.S. EPA. EPA’s Water Security Modeling and Simulation Research. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/S-11/007, 2016.

Description:

Technical Brief

Purpose/Objective:

Detecting contamination in distribution networks is difficult because of the spatial extent of the systems, rapid flow rates, and natural variability in water quality. In addition, distribution systems are looped, resulting in mixing, dilution, and spread of contaminants. The water industry needs technology that can rapidly identify the presence of contamination in distribution systems and guide decisions that minimize public health and economic impacts and restore service to customers. EPA’s Water Security Modeling and Simulation Research Program is developing technological innovations to meet the needs of the water industry. The program is providing tools to help the water industry throughout the continuum of a water contamination incident: rapidly detecting and interpreting changes in water quality, evaluating different response scenarios, and assessing how best to decontaminate a distribution system. This technical brief summarizes water security advance computing products.

URLs/Downloads:

EPA's Water Security Modeling and Simulation Research   (PDF,NA pp, 163 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (SUMMARY)
Start Date: 07/07/2016
Completion Date: 07/07/2016
Record Last Revised: 05/18/2018
Record Created: 07/12/2011
Record Released: 07/12/2011
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 236765

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER

WATER INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION DIVISION