Preserving Our Nation’s Water Supply

Addressing threats & hazards to our national water supply systems

As super storm Sandy blasted the east coast with 80 mph winds and sent massive storm surges onto beaches and shorelines, infrastructure planners were closely monitoring the water supplies of our coastal cities. Their concerns that sewer systems and water treatment plants might be compromised by the high volume of water and that the increased runoff from the flooding would make our water supplies unsafe were very real.

The resiliency of America's water supply is dependent on the U.S. government's ability to effectively address and assess hazards that threaten our national water supply systems. In addition to threats from hurricanes and other natural disasters, infrastructure planners must be vigilant against terror attacks aimed at our water supply chain.

Changes in future weather patterns, including global climate change, are driving the importance of water sustainability to critical levels. Government leaders are under increasing pressure to keep our water supply safe despite growing environmental, demographic, and financial challenges. They are also being asked to respond to issues related to water preservation, use, efficiency, and conservation.

Before it invests funds to address future water needs, the government must be able to reliably predict and assess how climate change and other natural and manmade hazards will impact our nation’s water supplies. And for answers to complex problems like this, the government turns to Noblis.

Noblis’ multi-disciplinary team of public health specialists, epidemiologists, economists, meteorologists, cyber-security analysts, and sustainability experts are working with infrastructure planners to assess threats and manage risks for both ground and surface water supplies. We help customers prepare their sustainability and adaptation plans, secure long-term water supplies, reduce water demand, improve water distribution, enhance water security, and re-evaluate water assets appropriately.

Our team also includes experts in anti-terrorism, chemical forensics, and consequence management strategists who are experts in emerging contaminants. Together, we have pioneered the use of advanced forensic chemistry techniques to pinpoint contamination sources.

Supporting our experts are a variety of sustainability tools and Noblis-developed climate models to help infrastructure planners project the potential impacts of climate change on critical infrastructure. These models give decision makers the information that they need to take an adaptive management approach to evaluate multiple courses of action.

With over 40 years of experience working with government clients to address water planning and management issues, we are uniquely suited to help agencies identify their short- and long-term water needs so they can anticipate and better respond to water-related crises when they occur.

The Noblis team has knowledge, experts, and solutions to help government and infrastructure planners respond to today’s water challenges and deal with emerging issues brought on by man made hazards, natural disasters, and climate change.

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