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Concerns regarding security in water supply have been addressed after the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre and following natural disasters in various places of the world. The yearly geo hazards report accounts for 820 natural catastrophes in 2011, with 50 major and 5 great natural catastrophes. Dominating natural threats for water infrastructure are seismic, meteorological, climatological and hydrological events, summarising storms, tornadoes, floods, wildfires, heat waves, droughts, earthquakes and tsunamis.

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