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The Security Network of the Water and Wastewater Sector
The U.S. water and wastewater sector’s leading national associations and research foundations established the Water Information Sharing and Analysis Center (WaterISAC) in 2002, in coordination with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That same year, it was authorized by Congress in the Bioterrorism Act. WaterISAC is the designated information sharing and operations arm of the Water Sector Coordinating Council.
Strength in Numbers Makes WaterISAC Unique
WaterISAC is the only all-threats security information source for the water and wastewater sector. We serve 2,600 water sector personnel across several hundred utilities and other organizations. Our utility members provide water and wastewater service to most of the United States, and we also serve utilities in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Membership is also open to organizations in the U.K. and the Netherlands.
In addition to water and wastewater utilities, our members include local state/provincial and federal agencies; law enforcement, intelligence and homeland security agencies; consulting and engineering firms; and utility associations.
A Nonprofit Owned and Managed by the Industry
WaterISAC is a non-profit organization, governed by a board of managers comprising water and wastewater utility managers and state drinking water administrators who are appointed by the partner organizations shown above. It is operated by the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies. Built from the ground up to serve the water sector, WaterISAC is uniquely positioned to understand and support the sector’s needs.
Tapping Information Sources to Support Sector Security and Resilience
WaterISAC has established secure and close contact with partners in government to access sensitive and classified security information. WaterISAC maintains two-way communication with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, especially its National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, the FBI, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, state intelligence fusion centers, and other federal and state agencies. Through the National Council of ISACs, we also collaborate with nearly two-dozen other ISACs, particularly with the Electricity ISAC. We also amass intelligence and resources from selected security experts, water and wastewater industry partners, news media, and our own members.
Analysis and Curation Saves You Time and Supercharges Your Security
WaterISAC is the most comprehensive and targeted single point source for data, facts, case studies, and analysis on water security and threats from intentional contamination, terrorism and cyber crime. WaterISAC also provides analysis and resources to support response, mitigation, and resilience initiatives. We deliver timely, actionable information you can put to use right away to supercharge your security.