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Assessment and Management of Environmental Risks Cost-efficient Methods and Applications


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Lingua: Inglese
Pubblicazione: 10/2001
Edizione: 2001


Managing environmental contamination requires decision makers to weigh eXlstmg risks against the potential effects of implementing environmental policies - considering both the benefits and disruptions that may result from different actions. The NATO Advanced Research Workshop in Lisbon was an important step in the development and application of cost efficient methods of risk assessment especiaIly within the constraints of a budget. The goal of the workshop was to evaluate the potential for risk assessment to serve as a unified and unifying technique in addressing a wide range of environmental problems. Papers presented in this book discuss issues ranging from specific and local studies (specific site, ecosystem, pollutant) to global decision and management frameworks (watersheds, regions, integration of multiple poIlutants and stressors); they develop a range of approaches starting from specific methods to widely applied public policies (Figure 1). The papers show that the use of risk assessment can provide the scientific basis for environmentaIly sound and cost-efficient policies, strategies, and solutions to our environmental chaIlenges. The organization of the Proceedings reflects sessions and discussions during the workshop. The papers in the introductory Chapter summarize the positions of Drs. Glenn Suter (EPA) and Jim Wilson (Resources for the Future) regarding whether the use of often-expensive risk assessments in developing countries can be justified, given evolving regulatory institutions and limited resources.


Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Developments and Trends in Ecological Risk Assessment; G.W. Suter II. How Much is Too Much? Thoughts about the Use of Risk Assessment for Countries in Transition and the Developing World; R.G. Bell, J. Wilson. Application of Risk Assessment in Different Countries; J. Clarkson, et al. Part I: Methods and Tools for Assessment and Management of Environmental Risks. Streamlining the Risk Assessment Process: Integration of Generic Criteria and Site-Specific Risk Assessment; C.L. Gaudet, et al. Derivation of Aquatic Toxicity Values in Support of Groundwater Criteria Development for Trichlorofluoromethane and Dichlorodifluoromethane; H. Hristov, D. Manca. Ecotoxicity of River and Spring Sediment Along the Hanford Reach; D.A. Delistraty, J. Yokel. Determination of Primary and Secondary Responses to Environmental Stressors and Biota Health; V.M. Bresler, et al. Risk Assessment for Biological Stressors; M.R. Powell. Endocrine Disruptors and Risk Assessment; J.J. Amaral Mendes, et al. Chernobyl Forests: Risk from Wood Combustion; A.J. Grebenkov, et al. A Framework to Support Insurers on the Assessment of Pollution Risks; A. Salgueiro, et al. Integrated Risk Assessment of Chemical Mixtures; M. MacDonell. A Comparative Risk Assessment Methodology for Prioritizing Risk Management Policy Initiatives: Ranking of Industrial Waste Streams in Portugal; J.A. Shatkin, et al. Methods and Tools for Assessment and Management of Environmental Risks (Report of the Working Group on Environmental Risk Assessment Methods and Tools); M. MacDonell, I. Holoubek. Part 2: Environmental Risk Assessment: Modeling and Uncertainty. Army Risk Assessment Modeling System (ARAMS); M.S. Dortch. Applicationof the QUAL2E Water Quality Model for Untreated Discharge Risk Assessment in Central and Eastern Europe; J.S. Jaworska, et al. Chemical Risk Assessment Based on the Framework of Basin-Wide Ecological Modeling and the Eco-Toxicological Index; A. Tokai, J. Nakanishi. Modeling Pollutant Diffusion with a Statistical Characterization of Wind Conditions; O. Makarynskyy, et al. Risk Assessment in Ukraine: New Approaches and Strategy of Development; K. Atoyen. Uncertainty in Environmental Risk Assessment (Report of the Working Group on Uncertainty Analysis); J.S. Jaworska, T.S. Bridges. Part 3: Environmental Policies and Risk Assessment. Environmental Decision Making Involving Multiple Stakeholders; G.E. Apostolakis. Expert Judgment Resolution in Technically-Intensive Policy Disputes; L.J. Valverde, Jr. A Framework for the Assessment and Management of Risks in Eastern European and Developing Countries; L. Bucchini, et al. Ecological Risk Perception: The `Local Universal'?; J.M. Palma-Oliveira. The Development and Application of Guidelines for Ecological Risk Assessment in South Africa; M. Claassen, et al. Development of a Risk Based Policy for Contaminated Sites of the Walloon Region, Belgium; H. Halen, et al. Risk Assessment for Agricultural Pollutants (Armenia): Modelling and Optimal Control; V. Sargsyan. Project IDRIS &endash; Ecological Risk Assessment &endash; Regional Approaches; I. Holoubek, et al. Integrating Science and Policy in Environmental Risk Management (Report of the Policy Working Group); J.A. Shatkin, et al. Part 4: Case Studies in Risk Assessment. USAID Views on Environmental Risks (A Comparative View to Environmental Assessments); C.F. Maxwell. Environmental Issues and Risk Assessment Approaches in Developin

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Collana: Nato Science Series: IV:
Dimensioni: 235 x 155 mm Ø 1820 gr
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Pagine Arabe: 440
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