October 14, 2002-Haestad Methods announced that it has been selected by the Italian National Institute of Health to present at the Water Security: Intentional Contamination Prevention seminar on October 17 in Rome, Italy. The Institute selected Haestad Methods based on its expertise in water security, superior training capabilities, and outstanding reputation in the water resources industry.
Organized by the Italian National Institute of Health in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, this seminar will feature presentations from experts in water quality, bioterrorism, and crisis management. Italy’s two largest water companies, AMGA (Genoa) and ACEA (Rome), will be speaking about preventative measures and on-line monitoring techniques respectively.
Haestad Methods’ team will address how water distribution models can be used to help Italy’s water professionals respond to terrorist attacks on their water supplies. Topics include: Evaluating possible terrorism scenarios; detecting exposure to attacks; identifying and mitigating chemical threats; and developing emergency management plans.
Water quality modeling of distribution systems can be an integral component of emergency preparedness and has become a widely accepted tool in support of water supply planning, operations, and research. Haestad Methods’ WaterSafe(TM), an integrated water quality analysis tool for developing an automated response to contamination, can assist managers to reduce vulnerability to terrorist threats and take appropriate action if an attack occurs.