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Threat Ensemble Vulnerability Assessment – Sensor Placement Optimization Tool (TEVA-SPOT) Graphical User Interface User’s Manual

Citation:

Janke, R. Threat Ensemble Vulnerability Assessment – Sensor Placement Optimization Tool (TEVA-SPOT) Graphical User Interface User’s Manual. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-17/385, 2017.

Impact/Purpose:

Contaminant threats are posed by both intentional and unintentional releases of contaminants. The Threat Ensemble Vulnerability Assessment – Sensor Placement Optimization Tool (TEVA-SPOT) is a software tool developed by the U.S. EPA, National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC) to evaluate contaminant threats to drinking water distribution systems. The TEVA-SPOT software tool fulfills pivotal roles in the development of an effective contamination warning system for the protection of drinking water distribution systems.

Description:

This report provides an updated User’s Manual for the Threat Ensemble Vulnerability Assessment – Sensor Placement Optimization Tool (TEVA-SPOT), graphical user interface (GUI) software program. The TEVA-SPOT software tool quantifies consequences from an array of contaminant-release scenarios. The emergency planner’s ability to prioritize enhancements to drinking water distribution system monitoring, surveillance, and response capabilities through deployment of a contamination warning system, hinges on effective consequence analysis. The quantification of consequences is needed to support the design of an effective contamination warning system (CWS) and response capabilities. One key component of a CWS is the sensor monitoring network, which enables timely detection of water quality anomalies indicative of a contaminant release.

URLs/Downloads:

THREAT ENSEMBLE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT – SENSOR PLACEMENT OPTIMIZATION TOOL (TEVA-SPOT) GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE USER’S MANUAL   (PDF,NA pp, 4486 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/MANUAL)
Product Published Date: 11/16/2017
Record Last Revised: 10/02/2018
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 342589

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER

WATER INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION DIVISION