Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Reported to Senate amended (12/10/2001)

Water Infrastructure Security and Research Development Act - Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a program of grants to, and enter into cooperative agreements with, research institutions to improve the protection and security of public water supply systems by carrying out eligible projects concerning technologies and processes that address physical and cyber threats to water supply systems. Requires such projects to: (1) assess security issues; (2) protect systems from a potential threat by developing technologies, processes, guidelines, standards, procedures, real-time monitoring systems, and educational and awareness programs; (3) develop technologies and processes for addressing biological, chemical, and radiological contamination; (4) implement a specified Presidential Decision Directive regarding information sharing; or (5) test and evaluate new technologies and processes.

Requires the Administrator to: (1) disseminate information to water supply systems on the results of a project as soon as practicable after they have been evaluated; and (2) report to Congress periodically on this program.

Authorizes appropriations.

Directs the Administrator, for each of FY 2002 and 2003, to use $20 million to assist small water supply systems in complying with requirements concerning arsenic in drinking water.