The WaterISAC is THE ONLY centralized, up-to-the-minute resource of its kind serving the water sector.

WaterISAC subscribers receive:

  • Timely email alerts about potential and actual physical or cyber attacks against drinking or wastewater systems.
  • Information on water security from the federal law enforcement, intelligence, public health and environment agencies.
  • Access to an extensive database of information on chemical, biological and radiological agents.
  • Notifications about cyber vulnerabilities and technical fixes.
  • Research, reports and other water security-related information.
  • A highly secure means for quickly reporting incidents.
  • Vulnerability assessment tools and resources.
  • Guidance about emergency preparedness and response.
  • The ability to participate in and review secure electronic forums on water security topics.
  • Helpful summaries of open-source security information.

The WaterISAC’s unique position as the central clearinghouse for threats to the water sector provides utilities with added security. It is the one common link in the flow of information about water security to and from utilities, Federal Homeland Security, intelligence, law enforcement, public health and environmental agencies.

Subscribing to WaterISAC may reduce a utility’s liability for damages in the event of an attack and, at a minimum, provides water systems with excellent arguments for controlling insurance costs.

All government and WaterISAC alerts about potential or real threats to the nation’s water sector are quickly disseminated to WaterISAC subscribers around the clock.

Above and beyond gathering and distributing secure, time-sensitive information, WaterISAC also provides quick expert analysis of threats to the nation’s water systems and identifies trends. Raw information about security threats distributed by law enforcement and government agencies often fails to provide comprehensive detail about how a threat may impact a drinking or wastewater system. The WaterISAC's analysts are experts at intelligence collection. They rapidly produce valuable assessments of how a threat may specifically impact the water community, identify trends and suggest mitigating actions.

The WaterISAC library with its robust search capability, offers subscribers a superlative compilation of data about vulnerabilities, emergency response, training opportunities, security solutions, research and government policy. Subscribers can rapidly study chemicals and potential contaminants, review past and current threat information, utilize vulnerability assessment tools and explore security solutions.


“I’ve contributed to the collaboration page on several occasions. There were many helpful postings about vulnerability assessments with comments on various methodologies.”
Doug Bird, Hydraulic Operations Administrator, County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works, California





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