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Dam Sector Protection and Homeland Security

Frank R. Spellman

The sixth of a new, well-received and highly acclaimed series on critical infrastructure and homeland security, Dam Protection and Homeland Security is a reference source that is designed to serve and advise U.S. project designers, engineers, managers, superintendents and supervisors of dams, navigation locks, levees, dikes, hurricane barriers, mine tailings and other industrial waste impoundments, and other similar water retention and water control facilities who want quick answers to complicated questions. It is intended to help employers and employees handle security threats they must be prepared to meet on a daily basis. In the post-September 11 world, the possibility of dam infrastructure terrorism—the malicious use of weapons and cyber intrusion to cause devastating damage to the dam infrastructure sector along with, literally, its cascading effects—is very real. Thus, the need is clear and so is the format and guidelines presented in this text to improve protection and resilience of the dams infrastructure sector. This book describes the sector-wide process required to identify and prioritize assets, assess risk in the sector, implement protective programs and resilience strategies, and measure their effectives. « less more »
Bernan Press
Pages: 274Size: 6 x 9
978-1-59888-873-7 • Paperback • January 2017 • $97.00 • (£65.00)
978-1-59888-874-4 • eBook • January 2017 • $94.99 • (£65.00)
Frank R. Spellman is the author or co-author of more than 70 books on safety, occupational health, and natural and environmental sciences. He has 45 years of experience in safety and health and has served as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Justice, a variety of law firms, and a number of non-governmental organizations on environmental issues and health-related matters. He is formerly an assistant professor of environmental health at Old Dominion University.