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Risk Assessment as a Tool for Water Resources Decision-Making in Central Asia : Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Risk Assessment as a Tool for Water Resources Decision-Making in Central Asia Almaty, Kazakhstan 23-25 September 2002 - Christopher M. Teaf

Risk Assessment as a Tool for Water Resources Decision-Making in Central Asia

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Risk Assessment as a Tool for Water Resources Decision-Making in Central Asia Almaty, Kazakhstan 23-25 September 2002

Hardcover Published: 31st March 2004
ISBN: 9781402018404
Number Of Pages: 324

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Water resources, both in terms of water quality and water quantity, are of critical importance in planning for sustainable development in Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as in other parts of the world. This NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW), entitled "Risk Assessment as a Tool for Water Resources Decision-Making in Central Asia," was conducted on September 23-25, 2002 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The ARW addressed methods and approaches by which risk assessment methodology that has been developed in the United States, Europe and elsewhere can be applied to environmental and water resource problems in Central Asia. The stated goals of the ARWwere: - to assess the existing state of knowledge in the context of potential applications of risk assessment tools to water resources and other environmental issues in Central Asia; - to identify research gaps and directions for future research in the area of water resources which may be addressed through the application of risk assessment tools; - to promote closer working relationships between the scientists and technical experts from Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as the scientists and technical experts from the United States and Europe. Based on historical experiences of Central Asian scientists and their colleagues in other parts of the world, there is a demonstrated need in the region to provide education, training and technical assistance on environmental decision-making tools, including risk assessment.

Preface
Welcoming addresses
Risk assessment, risk management and risk communication : principles and applicationsp. 1
Assessment, management and cleanup of radiological contamination in water : methods and challengesp. 17
Engineering considerations regarding withdrawal, testing, treatment, distribution and reuse of waterp. 27
Implementation of health-based guidelines for water supplies in Europe and central Asia : management considerations for municipal authorities regarding water quantity and qualityp. 45
Approaches to the evaluation and protection of groundwater and surface water in situations with competing regional usesp. 87
Successfully managing multiple uses of water : practical aspects and case studiesp. 113
Radioactive contamination of aquatic ecosystems : source, transfer and countermeasuresp. 133
Ecological risk assessment through landscape science approachesp. 155
Impact of oil field activities on water resourcesp. 175
Water resources and sustainable development in central Asia : roles of risk assessment and risk managementp. 197
Risk assessment in Kazakhstanp. 213
An introduction into the environmental performance of sustainable development in Mongoliap. 227
Selected industrial and energy related facilities in central Asia : examples of water resource impactsp. 239
Analysis of possible risks associated with the application of water resources in Kyrgyzstanp. 245
Status and problems of water resources in Azerbaijanp. 257
Risk and environmental impact assessment : decision making for management of water resources in Kazakhstanp. 261
Problems and perspectives of saving Sarez Lakep. 271
Assessment of the influence of river runoff regulation on ecological situationp. 279
The importance of scientific cooperation among Asian countries in the study and risk assessment of water resources in central Asiap. 305
Water resources and risk assessment considerations in Armeniap. 311
Water resources and risk assessment considerations in Uzbekistanp. 313
Abbreviations and acronymsp. 317
Subject indexp. 321
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ISBN: 9781402018404
ISBN-10: 1402018401
Series: NATO Science Series. 4, Earth and Environmental Sciences, V. 34.
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 31st March 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.66