Water Security Congress to convene in Oklahoma City

Experts at AWWA event to examine physical security, contaminant monitoring, emergency response planning April 10-12, on eve of terror attack's 10th anniversary...

DENVER, Jan. 6, 2005 -- On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building terrorist bombing, security experts, water utility managers and emergency responders will gather in Oklahoma City to confront issues related to the security of water supplies and infrastructure.

The third AWWA Water Security Congress, April 10-12, 2005, at the Sheraton Oklahoma City Hotel, will include workshops and technical sessions covering surveillance, contamination information and monitoring technology, cyber security, financial issues and emergency response planning. More than 50 manufacturers of security and water monitoring technologies will display their latest innovations in the Congress exhibit hall.

"Sound physical security, reliable contaminant monitoring and smart infrastructure design are all important in keeping our water supplies secure," said Jack W. Hoffbuhr, AWWA executive director. "Equally critical is the sharing of information and ideas among those involved in preventing and responding to intentional attacks on our water. The Water Security Congress provides the best forum for everyone involved in keeping our water safe to inform and learn from one another."

Registration materials and more information are online at the AWWA website.

About AWWA
Established in 1881, AWWA (www.awwa.org) is the oldest and largest nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to safe drinking water in North America. AWWA has over 57,000 members worldwide and its 4,700 utility members serve 80 percent of America's population.

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