Ivey Publishing
Metropolitan Water Supply Authority: Evaluating Security Risks
Product Number:
9B12D025
Publication Date:
01/31/2013
Revised Date:
01/25/2013
Length:
4 pages (3 pages of text)
Product Type:
Case (Gen Exp)
Source:
Northeastern University
The director of a rural metropolitan water supply facility faces a complex risk management challenge. The facility uses chlorine gas in its water treatment, largely because it has determined that chlorine is the most effective treatment available, in terms of safety, cost and environmental impact. However, a security report from the Department of Homeland Security suggests that chlorine, a hazardous chemical, can be used by terrorists, both during its transport to the treatment facility and at the facility itself. The director of the water supply facility wonders whether the Department of Homeland Security made its recommendation based on an isolated risk without considering the big picture. The case provides students with an opportunity to analyse a complex sustainability-related management issue.
Issues:
Disciplines:
Operations Management
Industries:
Administrative, Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services
Setting:
United States, Small, 2012
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$5.30 CAD / $5.00 USD Printed Copy
$4.50 CAD / $4.25 USD Permissions
$4.50 CAD / $4.25 USD Digital Download
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