Comparative Risk Assessment and Environmental Decision Making

Comparative Risk Assessment and Environmental Decision Making

by Igor Linkov
     
 

Decision making in environmental projects is typically a complex and confusing process characterized by trade-offs between socio-political, environmental, and economic impacts. Comparative Risk Assessment (CRA) is a methodology applied to facilitate decision making when various activities compete for limited resources. CRA has become an increasingly accepted research…  See more details below

Overview

Decision making in environmental projects is typically a complex and confusing process characterized by trade-offs between socio-political, environmental, and economic impacts. Comparative Risk Assessment (CRA) is a methodology applied to facilitate decision making when various activities compete for limited resources. CRA has become an increasingly accepted research tool and has helped to characterize environmental profiles and priorities on the regional and national level. CRA may be considered as part of the more general but as yet quite academic field of multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA). Considerable research in the area of MCDA has made available methods for applying scientific decision theoretical approaches to multi-criteria problems, but its applications, especially in environmental areas, are still limited. The papers show that the use of comparative risk assessment can provide the scientific basis for environmentally sound and cost-efficient policies, strategies, and solutions to our environmental challenges.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402018961
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
05/31/2004
Series:
Nato Science Series: IV: (closed), #38
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.36(d)

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