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Introduction to Decision Support Systems for Risk Based Management of Contaminated Sites

Citation:

GATCHETT, A. M., A. Macromini, AND G. W. SUTER. Introduction to Decision Support Systems for Risk Based Management of Contaminated Sites . Chapter NA, Marcomini, Suter II, Critto (ed.), Decision Support Systems for Risk Based Management of Contaminated Sites. Springer Science + Business Media, New York, NY, , pg. xv-xix, (2009).

Impact/Purpose:

To inform public.

Description:

A book on Decision Support Systems for Risk-based Management of contaminated sites is appealing for two reasons. First, it addresses the problem of contaminated sites, which has worldwide importance. Second, it presents Decision Support Systems (DSSs), which are powerful computer based tools for assessment and management in complex interdisciplinary decision-making processes. In this Introduction, the two aspects will be presented to explain the complexity of contaminated site assessment and management, the diversity of current policy and practice, and the helpful support provided by DSSs. These themes will be discussed in more detail in the following chapters of this book, which provide reviews of both methods and applications.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (BOOK CHAPTER)
Product Published Date: 01/31/2009
Record Last Revised: 12/10/2009
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 190505