Austrian Activities in Protecting Critical Water Infrastructure

  • M. Möderl
  • W. Rauch
  • S. Achleitner
  • A. Lukas
  • E. Mayr
  • R. Neunteufel
  • R. Perfler
  • C. Neuhold
  • R.  Godina
  • H.  Wiesenegger
  • F.  Friedl
  • D. Fuchs-Hanusch
  • J. Lammel
  • P. Hohenblum
  • F. Skopik
  • T. Bleier
  • K. Weber
  • F. Eder
  • M. Brugger
Part of the Protecting Critical Infrastructure book series (PCIN, volume 2)


The first section of the chapter gives an overview of the legal rules and standards governing the Austrian water supply sector, but it includes also interdependencies to other sectors. Further, best practices in management and planning established by Austrian utilities and results from an Austrian benchmarking survey for water suppliers are discussed.


Geographic Information System Water Supply System Critical Infrastructure Water Infrastructure Urban Water Supply 
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Technical Terms and Abbreviations


Asbestos cement


Spatial vulnerability identification tool


Austrian Institute of Technology


Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Technologies


Austrian program for critical infrastructure protection


Austrian Crisis Management Laboratory


Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management


Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology


Cyber attack information system


Computer emergency response team Austria


Ductile iron


European programme for critical infrastructure protection


European union


Failure experience improvement system


Seventh framework programme of the European community


Risk of flood and landfill hazard tool


Geographic information system


Industrial control systems


Information and communication technology


Strategic data acquisition for sewer rehabilitation planning in Austria


Infrastructure for spatial information in the European community


GIS-based risk analysis tool for water distribution systems


Information technology


Infrastructure vulnerability assessment model


Austrian security research programme


Large-diameter transmission water mains


Austrian institute for international affairs


Operational risk management tool and information system






Pipe rehabilitation management


Risk analysis and management for critical asset protection


Risk assessment methodology for water


System for automated geoscientific analyses—Geographic information system


Social network analysis


Vulnerability self-assessment tool


Work streams


Identification of priority sectors for action


Identification of vulnerabilities, threats and risks


Implementation of minimum protection measures


Development of specific protection measures for each national critical infrastructure


Water safety plan


Condition assessment of LDTWM



ACHILLES (nr. 824682), AQUASEC-AUT (nr. 824718), CAIS (nr. 832345), FEIS (nr. 813772), link-up (nr. 827659) are GEDES (nr. 813811) are outcomes of research projects funded by KIRAS (Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology), a national program for security research. PiReM was developed within the Kompetenznetzwerk research project funded by the Austrian Ministry of Economy and Work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Möderl
    • 1
  • W. Rauch
    • 1
  • S. Achleitner
    • 1
  • A. Lukas
    • 2
  • E. Mayr
    • 2
  • R. Neunteufel
    • 2
  • R. Perfler
    • 2
  • C. Neuhold
    • 3
    • 4
  • R.  Godina
    • 4
  • H.  Wiesenegger
    • 6
  • F.  Friedl
    • 5
    • 6
  • D. Fuchs-Hanusch
    • 5
    • 6
  • J. Lammel
    • 7
  • P. Hohenblum
    • 8
  • F. Skopik
    • 9
  • T. Bleier
    • 9
  • K. Weber
    • 10
  • F. Eder
    • 11
  • M. Brugger
    • 12
  1. 1.Institute of InfrastructureUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.Institute of Sanitary Engineering and Water Pollution ControlUniversity of Natural Resources and Life SciencesViennaAustria
  3. 3.Institute of Water Management, Hydrology and Hydraulic EngineeringUniversity of Natural Resources and Life SciencesViennaAustria
  4. 4.Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water ManagementFederal Water Engineering AdministrationViennaAustria
  5. 5.Institute of Urban Water Management and Landscape Water EngineeringGraz University of TechnologyGrazAustria
  6. 6.Hydrographical Service SalzburgSalzburgAustria
  7. 7.AlpS GmbHInnsbruckAustria
  8. 8.Environmental Agency Austria, Substances and AnalysisViennaAustria
  9. 9.Safety and Security DepartmentAIT Austrian Institute of TechnologySeibersdorfAustria
  10. 10.Department of Public Law, State and Administrative TheoryUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  11. 11.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustira
  12. 12.Section III - Telecommunication and Innovation, Staff Group for Technology Transfer and Security ResearchFederal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and TechnologyViennaAustria

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