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Title Environmental Modeling and Health Risk Analysis Acts Risk
Author Mustafa Aral ARAL
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release 2010-07-28
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 470
ISBN 9048186080
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Environmental Modeling and Health Risk Analysis (ACTS/RISK) The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with an integrated perspective on several ?elds. First, it discusses the ?elds of environmental modeling in general and multimedia (the term “multimedia” is used throughout the text to indicate that environmental transformation and transport processes are discussed in association with three environmental media: air, groundwater and surface water pathways) environmental transformation and transport processes in particular; it also provides a detailed description of numerous mechanistic models that are used in these ?elds. Second, this book presents a review of the topics of exposure and health risk analysis. The Analytical Contaminant Transport Analysis System (ACTS) and Health RISK Analysis (RISK) software tools are an integral part of the book and provide computational platforms for all the models discussed herein. The most recent versions of these two software tools can be downloaded from the publisher’s web site. The author recommends registering the software on the web download page so that users can receive updates about newer versions of the software.

Title Handbook of Environmental Risk Assessment and Management
Author Peter P. Calow
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2009-07-08
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 600
ISBN 1444313193
Language English, Spanish, and French
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At the heart of environmental protection is risk assessment: thelikelihood of pollution from accidents; the likelihood of problemsfrom normal and abnormal operation of industrial processes; thelikely impacts associated with new synthetic chemicals; and so on.Currently, risk assessment has been very much in the news--therisks from BSE and E. coli, and the public perception of risks fromnuclear waste, etc. This new publication explains how scientificmethodologies are used to assess risk from human activities and theresultant objects and wastes, on people and the environment.Understanding such risks supplies crucial information--to framelegislation, manage major habitats, businesses and industries, andcreate development programmes. Unique in combining the science of risk assessment with thedevelopment of management strategies. Covers science and social science (politics, economics,psychology) aspects. Very timely - risk assessment lies at the heart of decisionmaking in various topical environmental questions (BSE, Brent Spar,nuclear waste).

Title Risk and Social Theory in Environmental Management
Author Thomas Measham
Publisher CSIRO PUBLISHING
Release 2012-05-09
Category Science
Total Pages 232
ISBN 0643104143
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Risk and Social Theory in Environmental Management marks a timely contribution, given that environmental management is no longer just about protecting pristine ecosystems and endangered species from anthropogenic harm; it is about calculating and managing the risks to human communities of rapid environmental and technological change. Firstly, the book provides a solid foundation of the social theory underpinning the nature of risk, then presents a re-thinking of key concepts and methods in order to take more seriously the biophysical embeddedness of human society. Secondly, it presents a rich set of case studies from Australia and around the world, drawing on the latest applied research conducted by leading research institutions. In so doing, the book identifies the tensions that arise from decision-making over risk and uncertainty in a contested policy environment, and provides crucial insights for addressing on-ground problems in an integrated way.

Environmental Risk by Albert R. Wilson

Title Environmental Risk
Author Albert R. Wilson
Publisher CRC Press
Release 1991-05-21
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 440
ISBN 9780873713887
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Covers the entire spectrum from asbestos to wetlands management This book shows you how to minimize environmental risks in the best and most cost-effective manner. Familiar techniques from modern management practice (such as inventory management and performance reporting) are adapted and applied to long-term environmental risk reduction and control. Real-life examples are used to illustrate the concepts explained in the book. Topics discussed include environmental assessments Phases I through III, environmental risk inventory development, risk justification, legal implications, public relations and public perceptions, notification requirements, budgeting, physical and human control mechanisms, hazard ranking worksheets, environmental risk audits, and risk reduction cost analysis. The book shows you how to develop a set of environmental "books" and records analogous to standard financial reports. It's indispensable for all managers, consultants, attorneys, lenders, insurance and real estate professionals, as well as anyone else concerned with the management of environmental risks.

Title EnviCom Report of WG 10 2006
Author
Publisher PIANC
Release 2006
Category Dredging
Total Pages 40
ISBN 2872231609
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Boardroom and the Environment
Author Gray Weaver
Publisher
Release 1992
Category Industries
Total Pages 32
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Global Environmental Risk by Jeanne X. Kasperson

Title Global Environmental Risk
Author Jeanne X. Kasperson
Publisher Routledge
Release 2013-05-13
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 592
ISBN 1136533826
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Despite international initiatives such as the Earth Summit in 1992 and ongoing efforts to implement the Kyoto Protocol, human activities continue to register a destructive toll on the planetary environment. At root, research on global environmental risk seeks new pathways for reversing unsustainable trends, curtailing ongoing destructive activities, and creating a life-sustaining planet. This book takes stock of the distinctive challenges posed by global environmental risks, the capacity of knowledge systems to identify and characterize such risks, and the competence of human society to manage the unprecedented complexity. Particular attention trains on engaging, in ways conducive to enhancing social learning and adaptation, the large uncertainties inherent in these risks. Various chapters enlist different scales of analysis to explore the manifestation and causes of global environmental risks in all the diversity of their regional expression. Throughout, the editors and contributors accord prominence to the vulnerability of people and places to environmental degradation. Understanding vulnerability is a neglected key to assessing the nature of the risks and determining strategies for altering trajectories of threat. Global risk futures, the editors argue, are not intractable, and are still amenable to a risk-analysis enterprise that is democratic in principle, humanistic in concept, and geared to the realities that pertain to the particular societies, locales, and regions that will ultimately bear the risk.

Title Communicating Environmental Risk in Multiethnic Communities
Author Michael K. Lindell
Publisher SAGE Publications
Release 2003-12-11
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 272
ISBN 145226256X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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9/11. Tornadoes. Emergency preparedness. Whether explaining parts per million to a community exposed to contaminated groundwater or launching a campaign to encourage home carbon monoxide testing, an effective message is paramount to the desired result: an increased understanding of health risk. Communicating Environmental Risk in Multiethnic Communities is the first book to address the theory and practice of disseminating disaster warnings and hazard education messages to multiethnic communities. Authors Michael K. Lindell and Ronald W. Perry introduce theory-based reasoning as a basis for understanding warning dissemination and public education, devoting specific attention to the community context of emergency warning delivery and response. Through these principles of human behavior, readers can apply risk communication information to virtually any specific disaster agent with which they may be concerned. This volume is recommended for practitioners in private emergency management and federal, state, and local governments, as well as students studying risk communication, health communication, emergency management, and environmental policy and management.

Environmental Finance by Rodney R. White

Title Environmental Finance
Author Rodney R. White
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2003-04-07
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 384
ISBN 0471447382
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An engaging and comprehensive look at the intersection of financial innovation and the environment This unique book provides readers with a comprehensive look at the new markets being created to help companies manage environmental risks, including weather derivatives, catastrophe bonds, and emission trading permits. Filled with real-world case studies and timely advice, Environmental Finance contains corporate strategies that financial service professionals as well as their clients must understand in order to proactively improve a company's environmental performance.

Title Environmental Risk Communication in China
Author Jia Dai
Publisher Routledge
Release 2021-11-29
Category Political Science
Total Pages 308
ISBN 1000454096
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The role of media is becoming increasingly important as globalization has developed. Given fast social transformation and technological development in China, the consequent environmental and health risks demand citizens integrate the communication and prevention of such risks as a significant part of their daily life. This book systematically discusses the communication process of typical environmental risk issues, and the complex interaction among multiple actors, including the public, media, experts, non-governmental organizations, and government in contemporary China. From a media-centered perspective, it applies major theories in the field of environmental and risk communication, and uses a variety of empirical research methods to unravel the complicated and unique experience of communication and governance. Combining theoretical reflections with real-life examples of Chinese scenarios, the authors not only encourage a dialogue between Western and Chinese academia but also inspire students and practitioners to apply risk communication theories to solving real-life problems. The book will appeal to students, scholars, and practitioners of risk and environmental communication studies.