The Water Sector Coordinating Council (WSCC) and the Water Sector Government Coordinating Council (GCC) held meetings at the Trinity River Authority in Arlington, Texas, Nov. 2–3.
Jonathan Reeves, emergency management manager for DC Water (Washington, D.C.), is the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member representative on the WSSC. He has become the new chair of WSCC. WEF staff member, Lisa McFadden, was installed as the secretariat to the WSCC for a 2-year term.
WSSC coordinates with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on critical infrastructure security and resilience on behalf of the water sector; takes a leadership role in identifying, recommending, and reviewing sector guidelines, procedures, and effective practices; and recommends research and development to meet the needs of the sector. It also identifies and communicates obstacles or impediments to effective completion of critical infrastructure protection programs, developing and recommending action for mitigation to appropriate authorities.