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Water Systems Security

Posted on: April 28th, 2014
by David Ganje

WATER SYSTEMS SECURITY

INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

BRIEF HISTORICAL OVERVIEW……………………………………………………………………………… 1

WATER SECURITY……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 2

  1. Physical Security ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3
    1. i.        Milwaukee & Cryptosporidium…………………………………………………………….. 4
    2. ii.      WaterWorks: Physcial Security…………………………………………………………….. 6
  2. Cyber-Security………………………………………………………………………………………………. 9
    1. i.        WaterWorks: Cyber-Security………………………………………………………………… 11

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ENHANCED SECURITY………………………………………………. 12

VIRTUAL ATTACHMENT:

Ass’n of State Water Admins., Security Vulnerability Self-Assessment Guide for Small Drinking Water Systems, Nat’l Rural Water Ass’n (May 30, 2002), available at http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw/dwa/pdfs/vulnerability.pdf.

 

 

Presentation to the Illinois Chapter of the American Water Works Association.

 

 

© 2014. All Rights Reserved. David L. Ganje.

 

I. Introduction

This article discusses current security issues surrounding water treatment and waste facilities. The sources of attack are myriad, but manifest via physical attacks and cyber-attacks. A physical attack on a water treatment and waste facility occurs when an individual or group causes physical damage to the facilities, structures infrastructure, systems, or the water itself on site. A cyber-attack occurs remotely and disrupts the computer systems that control the treatment and waste facility. Whether the attack be physical, cyber, or some combination, the goal is the same: to harm, even kill, the local population and cause panic. This article will give a brief historical overview of American water systems, discuss the current water security concerns of both physical and cyber-security, and make some practical recommendations for enhanced security.

 

AAPL Southwest Land Institute

Posted on: April 23rd, 2014
by David Ganje

 

Institute Covers:

  • Executive Rights vs Nonexecutive Rights: The Increasing Duty of the Nonexecutive Mineral Owner
  • Production of Horizontal Wellbores & Pertinent Case Law
  • Legal Update: Recent Developments in Non-Regulatory Oil & Gas Law
  • Ethics
  • Dormant/Abandoned Mineral Rights
  • The Klotzman Complaint: Allocating Well Permitting
  • Joint Operating Agreements: Recent Developments and Horizontal Modifications

 

Institute Information:

The day begins with on-site registration and a breakfast spread at 7:30 am, and presentations will begin at 8:30 am. The program includes a buffet lunch.

 

Materials Provided:

  • Seminar Guide

 

Course Agenda

Monday, April 28th

 

  • 8:00 am – Registration/Continental breakfast
  • 8:30  – Opening Remarks (Christopher Halaszynski, AAPL)
  • 8:40  – “Executive vs Nonexecutive Rights: The Increasing Duty of the Nonexecutive Mineral Owner” (Lane Brown, Freeman Mills PC)
  • 9:40  – “Production of Horizontal Wellbores & Pertinent Case Law” (Kimberly Puckett, Brashier, Crosby, PLLC)
  • 10:40 – BREAK
  • 11:00 – “Legal Update: Recent Developments/Non-Regulatory Oil & Gas Law” (Jonathan Baughman, McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore LLP)
  • Noon – BUFFET LUNCH
  • 12:45 pm – “Ethics” (Rob Shultz, Independent Landman)
  • 1:30 – BREAK
  • 1:45 – “Dormant/Abandoned Mineral Rights” (David Ganje, Attorney at Law)
  • 2:45 – “The Klotzman Complaint: Allocation Well Permitting” (David Gross, Attorney at Law)
  • 3:45 – BREAK
  • 4:00 – “Joint Operating Agreements: Recent Developments and Horizontal Modifications” (Paul Westbrook, Harris, Finley & Bogle, PC
  • 5:00 – ADJOURN

*Note: Schedule subject to change

David Ganje to Speak at Annual Meeting of American Association of Professional Landmen

Posted on: February 28th, 2014
by David Ganje

 

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AAPL’s 60th Annual Meeting
Education Events

Wednesday June 25th

Wednesday Seminars
(Separate registration required for Seminar Events)

Seminar 1 – 8:15 – 11:30 am
Ethics
Gary Lepine with Concord Professional Development Inc.

Seminar Luncheon -11:45 am – 1: 15 pm
Global Impact of NA Unconventional Plays
Chris Theal with Kottenay Capital Management Corp.

Seminar 2 – 1:15 – 4:45 pm
LNG 101: A detailed look at the North American and Global LNG Landscape
Tom Valentine with Norton Rose Fulbright

 

 

AAPL’s 60th Annual Meeting
Education Events

 

Wednesday June 25th

Wednesday Seminars
(Separate registration required for Seminar Events)

Seminar 1 – 8:15 – 11:30 am
Ethics
Gary Lepine with Concord Professional Development Inc.

Seminar Luncheon -11:45 am – 1: 15 pm
Global Impact of NA Unconventional Plays
Chris Theal with Kottenay Capital Management Corp.

Seminar 2 – 1:15 – 4:45 pm
LNG 101: A detailed look at the North American and Global LNG Landscape
Tom Valentine with Norton Rose Fulbright

Thursday June 26th

Education Sessions
1:00 – 5:00 pm

 

1) Klotzman Complaint with David Gross

 

2) Surface Issues with Celia Flowers

 

3) Design for Horizontal Wells with Brian Teller

 

4) Dormant/Abandoned Mineral Rights with David Ganje – Attorney at law