Water and Wastewater Cybersecurity: Top Takeaways for Special District Leaders

The U.S. water sector spans 153,000 public drinking water systems, and over 16,000 wastewater treatment systems. While contamination and physical attacks remain concerns, the rise of cyberattacks exposes critical vulnerabilities in drinking water and wastewater systems. This underscores the urgent need for increased resources and expertise to implement robust cybersecurity measures.

The Atlas hosted a roundtable discussion with 10 local leaders from water and wastewater authorities to hear their challenges and strategies for building a more resilient water infrastructure.

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