ISO publishes International Workshop Agreement on water security

With the security of drinking water a major concern worldwide, new guidelines from ISO on managing drinking water supplies during crises are particularly opportune. The ISO International Workshop Agreement IWA 6, Guidelines for the management of drinking water utilities under crisis conditions, is the first document of its type backed by international consensus. Disruption of drinking water supplies can have grave consequences and result from both man-made and natural causes...

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 15, 2008 -- With the security of drinking water a major concern worldwide, new guidelines from ISO on managing drinking water supplies during crises are particularly opportune. The ISO International Workshop Agreement IWA 6, Guidelines for the management of drinking water utilities under crisis conditions, is the first document of its type backed by international consensus.

Disruption of drinking water supplies can have grave consequences and result from both man-made and natural causes, ranging from terrorist attack to industrial pollution of rivers to hurricanes.

Water security standardization can be very useful to help water companies face these challenges. The IWA 6 guidelines constitute the first stage of a comprehensive suite of standards for water security that will serve society.

For further information: http://www.iso.org/iso/pressrelease.htm?refid=Ref1127

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