AWWA and ASME Innovative Technologies Institute (ASME-ITI) have developed the first voluntary consensus standard encompassing an all-hazards risk and resilience management process for use specifically by water and wastewater utilities. The standard received final clearance from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in May 2010 and is effective July 1, 2010.
There are three key upgrades in the RAMCAP® methodology that differentiate it from earlier methodologies that may have been applied in the water sector:
RAMCAP provides guidance for calculating the Probability of Attack in a more granular fashion in that it is not assumed to be 100% or 1.
RAMCAP provides guidance for calculating the probability of a specific natural hazard occurring at a given utility (i.e., earthquake, tornado, and hurricane).
RAMCAP provides guidance for calculating asset and utility resilience.