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Regional Vulnerability Assessment (Reva): Targeting Risk Management Actions and Providing Options for Integrated Management

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Abstract:EPA's Regional Vulnerability Assessment (ReVA) program is an approach to regional scale, priority-setting assessment being developed by EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD). ReVA will effectively informs decision-makers as to the magnitude, extent, distribution, and uncertainty of current and anticipated environmental vulnerabilities. ReVA will expand cooperation among the laboratories and centers of ORD, by integrating research on human and environmental health, ecorestoration, landscape analysis, regional exposure and process modeling, problem formulation, and ecological risk guidelines. ReVA's objectives are the sequential steps needed to:
1. Provide regional-scale, spatially explicit information on the extent and distribution of stressors and sensitive resources.
2. Develop and evaluate techniques to integrate information on exposure and effects so that relative risk can be assessed and management actions can be prioritized
3. Predict potential consequences of environmental changes under alternative future scenarios.
4. Effectively communicate economic and quality of life trade-offs associated with alternative environmental policies.
5. Develop techniques to prioritize areas for ecological restoration.
Identify information gaps and recommend actions to improve monitoring and focus research.
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Citation:Wagner, P. F. Regional Vulnerability Assessment (Reva): Targeting Risk Management Actions and Providing Options for Integrated Management. Presented at 2003 Meeting: Environmental Information; Building for the Future, Scottsdale, AZ, December 08-12, 2003.
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Contact: Chris Siebert - (702) 798-2234 or siebert.christopher@epa.gov
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Division: Environmental Sciences Division
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Branch: Landscape Characterization Branch (RTP)
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Product Type: Abstrct/Oral
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Presented: 12/08/2003
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Bullet Item Regional Scale Comparative Risk Assessment
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