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Comparative Risk Assessment and Environmental Decision Making : NATO Science Series: IV: Earth and Environmental Sciences - Igor Linkov

Comparative Risk Assessment and Environmental Decision Making

NATO Science Series: IV: Earth and Environmental Sciences

By: Igor Linkov (Editor), Abou Bakr Ramadan (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st May 2004
ISBN: 9781402018961
Number Of Pages: 436

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Decision making in environmental projects is typically a complex and confusing process characterized by trade-offs between socio-political, environmental, and economic impacts. Comparative Risk Assessment (CRA) is a methodology applied to facilitate decision making when various activities compete for limited resources. CRA has become an increasingly accepted research tool and has helped to characterize environmental profiles and priorities on the regional and national level. CRA may be considered as part of the more general but as yet quite academic field of multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA). Considerable research in the area of MCDA has made available methods for applying scientific decision theoretical approaches to multi-criteria problems, but its applications, especially in environmental areas, are still limited. The papers show that the use of comparative risk assessment can provide the scientific basis for environmentally sound and cost-efficient policies, strategies, and solutions to our environmental challenges. 'Skeletal metastases are both a common and devastating consequence of a spectrum of cancers. Significant advances have occurred in our understanding of the pa

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Comparative Risk Assessment: Past Experience, Current Trends and Future Directions
Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis: A Framework for Structuring Remedial Decisions at Contaminated Sites
Comparative Risk Assessment: Methods, Tools and Applications
Using Comparative Exposure Analysis to Validate Low-Dose Human Health Risk Assessment: The Case of Perchlorate
Comparison of Risks from Use of Traditional and Recycled Road Construction Materials: Accounting for Variability in Contaminant Release Estimates
Environmental Risk Assessment of Pesticides in Nepal and Hindukush-Himalaya Region
A Comparative Risk Approach to Assessing Point-of-Use Water Treatment Systems in Developing Countries
Risk-Based Evaluation on the Surface Cover Technology of a Red Sludge Waste Disposal Site in Hungary
Towards a More Coherent Regional Environment Agenda in the Middle East: Exploring the Role of Comparative Assessment
Lessons from the New Jersey Comparative Risk Project
A Proposed Framework for Multinational Comparative Risk Analysis: Pesticide Use, Impacts and Management
Environmental Decision Making
The Value of Information for Conflict Resolution
Integrated Assessment Modeling
Classification Schemes for Priority Setting and Decision Making
Uncertainty as a Resource in Risk Comparisons
Incorporation Habitat Characterization into Risk-Trace Software for Spatially Explicit Exposure Assessment
Use of GIS as a Supporting Tool for Environmental Risk Assessment and Emergency Response Plans
Integrated Risk Analysis for Sustainable Water Resources Management
Overcoming Uncertainties in Risk Analysis: Trade-Offs among Methods of Uncertainty Analysis
Comparative Risk Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment: Similarity in Quantitative Methods
Combining Expert Judgement and Stakeholder Values with PROMETHEE: A Case Study in Contaminated Sediments Management
Analysis in Support of Environmental Decision Making
Case Studies in Risk Assessment and Environmental Decision Making
Water Quality Challenges Facing Egypt
Risk Assessment of Occupational Exposure to Pesticides
The Role of Air Pollutants and Sewage Waste on Acceleration of Degradation of Islamic Cultural Heritage of Cairo
Irrigation with Treated Wastewater in Israel - Assessment of Environmental Aspects
The Environment Sector in Jordan
Comparative Risk Assessment for Homogeneous and Nonhomogeneous Mammalian Populations Exposed to Low Level Radiation
Risk Assessment of the Influence of Anthropogenic Factors on Human Safety and Health
Environmental Risk Prevention and Environment Management in Lithuanian Military Lands
Environmental Risk Management Issues in Romania - Economic Information Policy in a Transition Period
A Brief History of Risk Assessment and Management after the Seveso Accident
List of Participants
Author Index
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ISBN: 9781402018961
ISBN-10: 1402018967
Series: NATO Science Series: IV: Earth and Environmental Sciences
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 436
Published: 31st May 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.63