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EPA’s Water Security Modeling and Simulation Research
U.S. EPA. EPA’s Water Security Modeling and Simulation Research. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/S-11/007, 2016.
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)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER
WATER INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION DIVISION