Recommendations and Proposed Strategic Plan: Water Sector Decontamination Priorities: Final Report   [open pdf - 1MB]

"This report presents the recommendations of the Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC) Water Sector Decontamination Working Group. This Working Group was convened by the Water Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) and Government Coordinating Council (GCC) to develop a strategy and plan that supports priorities for water sector decontamination and recovery for the purpose of water security. The Working Group was composed of seven SCC representatives and seven GCC representatives. Five subject matter experts and eight representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also supported the Working Group in their discussions, but were not involved in decision making. […] The issues, recommendations, and proposed decontamination strategic plan resulting from the CIPAC Water Sector Decontamination Working Group, and documented in this report, are intended for consideration by the members of the SCC and GCC. The recommendations on decontamination and treatment methods and technologies, in particular, are also intended for consideration by research organizations to further the state of the science in decontamination. It is the Working Group's intention that these recommendations be used as a guide to help focus the efforts of the water sector in addressing decontamination needs. It is important to note that asset and financial resource needs necessary to implement the proposed decontamination strategic plan recommendations were not taken into consideration by this Working Group. Also, when implementing the recommendations, the coordinating agencies may identify additional supporting organizations not identified by the Working Group."

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