|Comparative risk assessment and environmental decision making /
| Kluwer Academic Publishers,
|1402018959; 9781402018954; 1402022433; 9781402022432; 1402018967; 9781402018961
Environmental risk assessment--Congresses ;
|Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA
|xi, 436 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
"Published in cooperation with NATO Scientific Affairs Division." Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- Comparative risk assessment : past experience, current trends and future directions -- Multi-criteria decision analysis : a framework for structuring remedial decisions at contaminated sites -- -- pt. 1. Comparative risk analysis : 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 analysis of pesticides in Nepal and Hindukush-Himalayan region -- A comparative risk approach to assessing point-of-use water treatment systems in developing countries -- Risk-based evaluation of the surface cover technology of a red sludge waste disposal site in Hungary -- Towards a more coherent regional environmental agenda of the Middle East : exploring the role of comparative risk assessment -- Lessons from the New Jersey Comparative Risk Project -- A proposed framework for multinational comparative risk analysis : pesticide use, impacts and management -- -- pt. 2. 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 -- Incorporating 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 imapct 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 -- -- pt. 3. 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 sewer waste in acceleration of degradation of Islamic cultural heritage of Cairo -- Irrigation with treated wastewater in Israel : assessment of environmental aspects -- The environmental sector in Jordan -- Comparative risk analysis 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 environmental 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. Decision making in environmental projects is typically a complex and confusing process characterized by trade-offs between socio-political, environmental, and economic impacts. This title show that the use of comparative risk assessment can provide the scientific basis for environmentall sound and cost-efficient policies.