The 24-member Water Sector Coordinating Committee established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will conduct its initial organizing meeting Sept. 28-29.
To be self-directed and -maintained, the panel of water and wastewater community interests, including AWWA, is to help DHS implement Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7 (HSPD7), which is intended to bolster the security of various critical infrastructure sectors.
The primary objective of the WSCC, meetings of which will not be open to the public, is to help coordinate programs and facilitate communication and information sharing both within the sector and among DHS, USEPA and other infrastructure sectors. The panel's first meetings are being managed, under contract with DHS, by the George Mason University Critical Infrastructure Protection Project.
For more information visit www.awwa.org.