Category: Water security

Israel Water Authority Water Technologies conference

During the CleanTech 2014 conference (February 18-19, 2014) , the Israeli Water Authority will hold a one day session (Hebrew link) presenting it’s third call for Water Technologies research projects and a summary of the first and second call. These projects

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Water Main Break Causes Fish Kill in Cedar Rapids

According to Iowa’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) a Water main break caused fish to die in Cedar Rapids. Apart for damage to roads, flats, cars and such (look at these great pictures from the last major main break in London)

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Hackers caught taking over honeypot water pumping station

During the blackhat europe 2013 convention, Kyle Wilhoit of Trend Micro  gave a talk about “Who’s Really Attacking Your ICS Devices?“.  Kyle has set up a test decoy web server which mimics the operation of control station for water pumps. According to

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Did the Syrian Electronic Army attack Haifa’s water supply SCADA system?

Earlier this month there were reports that the city of Haifa (a northern city in Israel) water supply SCADA system was attacked by a group named the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA). The source of these reports was the Iranian Ahlul Bayt News Agency who

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Cholera: Water canary saving lives?

Last year I posted about the Water Canary and since I have not heard any news about the project. Recently a short interview published with Sonaar Luthra who “explains his role in developing a device to prevent people from using water contaminated

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EDS Challenge: Overview and Some Preliminary Results

I have been participating in the EPA’s Event Detection System Challenge (see phase III) held last year with a tool I developed named optiEDS. During the Water Security Congress earlier this month in Nashville, Katie Umberg of the EPA presented

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Event detection system – optiEDS

optiEDS – online, real time, event detection system for water networks. Coming soon…

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Water security index

ֲ From maplecroft: A new report evaluating the water security of 165 countries has rated the supply of clean, fresh water to the societies and businesses of 10 nations at “extreme risk.” I don’t have access to the full report so

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Bluebox Event Detection System – under the hood

In the past year I have seen a few press releases by WhiteWater Security (WWS) regarding their WaterWall product: WaterWallג„¢ is a revolutionary end-to-end water security management system, designed to give decision-makers and water security operators an unprecedented level of

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Tap water pollution in north China

More and more reports regarding the tap water pollution in north china are showing up. It is reported that thousands are sicking medical help. Water supply to Chifeng’s new city centre, a 17-square km area with 58,000 people, was contaminated

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