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Handbook of Environmental Risk Assessment and Management

Handbook of Environmental Risk Assessment and Management Book
Author : Peter P. Calow
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-07-08
ISBN : 1444313193
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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).

Risk Assessment and Management Handbook for Environmental Health and Safety Professionals

Risk Assessment and Management Handbook for Environmental  Health  and Safety Professionals Book
Author : Rao V. Kolluru,Steve Bartell,Robin Pitblado,Scott Stricoff
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Companies
Release : 1996
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A conmprehensive reference that blends theory with case studies from both the US and abroad to provide practical guidance on a variety of risk assessment and management strategies, which may be tailored to any particular company. The volume contains 18 chapters grouped into seven parts: overview and linkages (3 chapters); health (4 chapters); safety (2 chapters); ecology (3 chapters); international risk assessment (2 chapters); risk communication (2 chapters); and additional perspectives (2 chapters: industrial ecology and comprehensive risk assessment; and risk-based decision making--integrating risk management into business planning). Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Reporting on Risk

Reporting on Risk Book
Author : Michael A. Kamrin,Dolores J. Katz,Martha L. Walter
Publisher : Foundation for American Communications and National Sea T Company
Release : 1995-01-01
ISBN : 9781885756084
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Handbook of Environmental Impact Assessment

Handbook of Environmental Impact Assessment Book
Author : Judith Petts
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-04-01
ISBN : 1444311492
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a significant, anticipatory, environmental management tool. International debate focuses on its enhancement to meet the challenges of sustainable development as well as demands for scientifically robust integrated and participative decision-making. This handbook hopes to improve practices by contributing an international, multidisciplinary, ready-reference source to this debate. Volume I addresses EIA principles, process and methods. Part 1 maps the EIA process and its impact on decision. It positions EIA in the context of sustainable development and relative to other decision tools, including economic valuation. It also positions strategic environmental assessment (SEA) in a similar way. Part 2 addresses the elements of the EIA process and significant impact assessment topics (air, water, ecological, social, risk, landscape and visual) not only in terms of good practice but also methodological evolution. This volume concludes by addressing cumulative impact assessment and SEA methods. Volume II provides a unique consideration for EIA implementation and practice in Europe, Africa, the Far East, South America and North America. It uses a number of project types to provide 'how to do' guidance and addresses practice in policy and plan assessment. This book should be read by legislators, decision-makers, economists, developers, industrial managers and consultants involved in this significant field.

Handbook for Environmental Risk Decision Making

Handbook for Environmental Risk Decision Making Book
Author : C. Richard Cothern
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2019-07-17
ISBN : 9781420048735
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This handbook describes the broad aspects of risk management involving scientific policy judgment, uncertainty analysis, perception considerations, statistical insights, and strategic thinking. This book presents all the important concepts to enable the reader to "see the big picture." This ability is extremely important - it allows the decision maker or strategic environmental planner to understand and cope with a wide variety of complex and interlinked pieces of information and data. The text presents environmental problems and, whenever applicable, the methodology required to reach a successful solution. Decisions and policies are examined. The book covers numerous objective and subjective components of environmental risk decision making. It details quantitative and comparative risk, and investigates the cost and feasibility of different decisions. Social pressures, safety, and political, religious, ethical, and psychological issues are addressed. How to evaluate the potential impact on the quality of life also is discussed. Any company doing risk assessment, risk management, or risk communication, as well as those doing environmental decision making will find this reference to be invaluable. It is also suitable as a text for courses in environmental management, environmental science, and risk assessment in the areas of risk management and strategic environmental planning.

Handbook of Environmental Impact Assessment 2 Volume Set

Handbook of Environmental Impact Assessment  2 Volume Set Book
Author : Judith Petts
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Release : 1999-06-18
ISBN : 9780632047734
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a significant, anticipatory, environmental management tool. International debate focuses on its enhancement to meet the challenges of sustainable development, as well as facilitating scientifically robust, integrated and participative decision-making. This handbook hopes to contribute an international, multidisciplinary, ready-reference source to this debate. This first volume addresses EIA principles, process and methods. Part 1 maps the EIA process and its impact on decision. It positions EIA in the context of sustainable development and relative to other decision tools, including economic valuation. It also positions strategic environmental assessment (SEA) in a similar way. Part 2 addresses the elements of the EIA process and significant impact assessment topics--air, water, ecological, social, risk, landscape and visual--not only in terms of good practice but also methodological evolution. This volume concludes by addressing cumulative impact assessment and SEA methods. Volume 2 provides a unique consideration for EIA implementation and practice in Europe, Africa, the Far East, South America and North America. It uses a number of project types to provide 'how to do' guidance and addresses practice in policy and plan assessment. This volume should be read by legislators, decision-makers, economists, developers, industrial managers and consultants involved in this significant field.

Environmental Impact Assessment Handbook

Environmental Impact Assessment Handbook Book
Author : Barbara Carroll,Trevor Turpin
Publisher : Thomas Telford
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780727727817
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It will be useful for project managers as well as students and the community sector."--BOOK JACKET

Handbook of Environmental Health Two Volume Set

Handbook of Environmental Health  Two Volume Set Book
Author : Herman Koren,Michael S. Bisesi
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2019-06-24
ISBN : 143983296X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The two-volume Handbook of Environmental Health, Fourth Edition provides a comprehensive but concise discussion of important environmental health areas, including energy, ecology and people, environmental epidemiology, risk assessment and risk management, environmental law, air quality management, food protection, insect control, rodent control, pe

Human and Ecological Risk Assessment

Human and Ecological Risk Assessment Book
Author : Dennis J. Paustenbach
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2017-05-22
ISBN : 1119441331
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: Theory and Practice assembles the expertise of more than fifty authorities from fifteen different fields, forming a comprehensive reference and textbook on risk assessment. Containing two dozen case studies of environmental or human health risk assessments, the text not only presents the theoretical underpinnings of the discipline, but also serves as a complete handbook and "how-to" guide for individuals conducting or interpreting risk assessments. In addition, more than 4,000 published papers and books in the field are cited. Editor Dennis Paustenbach has assembled chapters that present the most current methods for conducting hazard identification, dose-response and exposure assessment, and risk characterization components for risk assessments of any chemical hazard to humans or wildlife (fish, birds, and terrestrials). Topics addressed include hazards posed by: Air emissions Radiological hazards Contaminated soil and foods Agricultural hazards Occupational hazards Consumer products and water Hazardous waste sites Contaminated air and water The bringing together of so many of the world's authorities on these topics, plus the comprehensive nature of the text, promises to make Human and Ecological Risk Assessment the text against which others will be measured in the coming years.

Clay s Handbook of Environmental Health

Clay s Handbook of Environmental Health Book
Author : Stephen Battersby,W.H. Bassett
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-10-12
ISBN : 1135810338
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The latest edition of this classic, definitive reference work for all those involved in environmental health, is opened by a new chapter which discusses the changing approaches to Environmental Health. There are other new chapters on risk assessment and the epidemiology of non-infectious diseases with new introductory chapters both for food safety and occupational health and safety which place those activities into the rapidly changing conceptual and organisational contexts. There is additional work on meat hygiene to highlight developments in that area and substantial material on the enforcement function and on air pollution. There are also new organisational case studies.

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History Book
Author : Andrew C. Isenberg
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2014-09-18
ISBN : 0199394474
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The field of environmental history emerged just decades ago but has established itself as one of the most innovative and important new approaches to history, one that bridges the human and natural world, the humanities and the sciences. With the current trend towards internationalizing history, environmental history is perhaps the quintessential approach to studying subjects outside the nation-state model, with pollution, global warming, and other issues affecting the earth not stopping at national borders. With 25 essays, this Handbook is global in scope and innovative in organization, looking at the field thematically through such categories as climate, disease, oceans, the body, energy, consumerism, and international relations.

Handbook of Environmental Management and Technology

Handbook of Environmental Management and Technology Book
Author : Gwendolyn Holmes,Gwendolyn Burke,Louis Theodore,Ben Singh
Publisher : Wiley-Interscience
Release : 1993-04-07
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The past few decades have witnessed a profound awakening of popular concern with environmental issues. As a result, known sources of air, land, and water pollution are now subject to more intense scrutiny than ever before, and engineers, managers and entrepreneurs in both the public and private sectors are required to have at least a fundamental working knowledge of environmental management. Written for those with little or no prior technical experience in pollution prevention and control, Handbook of Environmental Management and Technology provides those professionals with a firm foothold in a wide range of related technical, scientific, and regulatory issues. Unlike the majority of handbooks in the field, Handbook of Environmental Management and Technology is comprehensive in scope. Taking a uniquely historical perspective, it touches on virtually all the major pollution problems and their solutions. Divided into six parts, Part I offers an overview of the field as seen from a global perspective, dealing with topics such as the sources of pollution, the international effects of pollution, various regulatory approaches and more. Parts II and III are devoted to air and water pollution, respectively, and provide detailed coverage of basic dispersion and control issues as well as more specific topics such as acid rain, the greenhouse effect, and wastewater treatment. Part IV discusses general solid waste management issues, including municipal, medical and hazardous waste control, and then narrows its focus to examine a number of individual hazardous pollutants, including asbestos, oils and metals, underground storage tanks, and more. In Part V the authors address a host of miscellaneousissues including noise pollution, domestic and architectural considerations, comparative prevention approaches, and energy conservation. Part VI is devoted to daily management issues such as worker training and safety, crisis management, the monitoring of background contaminant levels, risk assessment and communication, and more. Handbook of Environmental Management and Technology is a timely, comprehensive reference that belongs on the shelves of plant engineers and managers, industrial hygienists, and health and safety officers. It is also an invaluable resource for lawyers, reporters and other news media personnel, and regulatory officials who monitor pollution.

Environmental Impact Assessment of Recycled Wastes on Surface and Ground Waters

Environmental Impact Assessment of Recycled Wastes on Surface and Ground Waters Book
Author : Tarek A. Kassim,Kenneth J. Williamson
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2005-07-21
ISBN : 9783540002680
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Volume 1: Concepts, Methodology and Chemical Analysis. This 3-volume reference presents the latest findings in impact assessment of recycled hazardous waste materials on surface and ground waters. Topics covered include chemodynamics, toxicology, modeling and information systems. The book serves as a practical guide for the monitoring, design, management, or conduct of environmental impact assessment. Each volume contains the table of contents of all volumes.

Environmental and Health Impact Assessment of Development Projects

Environmental and Health Impact Assessment of Development Projects Book
Author : The World Health Organization,
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-11-12
ISBN : 1136616934
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This handbook for practitioners in environmental and public health, environmental management, toxicology and ecotoxicology has been prepared by an international group of experts from both developing and developed countries and covers a wide range of topics in both environmental impact assessment and environmental health impact assessment.

Environmental Impact Assessment

Environmental Impact Assessment Book
Author : Alan Gilpin,Alan West
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9780521429672
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book examines the crucial role of EIA in government decision-making in Europe, the Nordic countries, North America, Asia and the Pacific.

The Cambridge Handbook of Environment in Human Development

The Cambridge Handbook of Environment in Human Development Book
Author : Linda Mayes,Michael Lewis
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2012-08-27
ISBN : 1139536168
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Families, communities and societies influence children's learning and development in many ways. This is the first handbook devoted to the understanding of the nature of environments in child development. Utilizing Urie Bronfenbrenner's idea of embedded environments, this volume looks at environments from the immediate environment of the family (including fathers, siblings, grandparents and day-care personnel) to the larger environment including schools, neighborhoods, geographic regions, countries and cultures. Understanding these embedded environments and the ways in which they interact is necessary to understand development.

The International Handbook on Environmental Technology Management

The International Handbook on Environmental Technology Management Book
Author : Dora Marinova,David Annandale,John Phillimore
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2008-01-01
ISBN : 1847203051
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is an excellent textbook, suitable as a core text for environmental engineers and environmental scientists but equally it should, in my opinion, be compulsory reading for all researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers regardless of their discipline because it has relevance for all. In fact, the book is so lively and understandable that everyone and anyone could and should read it. . . Clearly written by a team of recognised environmental authors drawn from around the world, it guides the reader through current thinking on the tools and techniques industry. . . As an academic, it is a delight to find a book to recommend that I know students will enjoy and one which addresses so many different elements of a diversity of university courses, while covering the most important areas of environmental technology and management. I am certainly using it to enhance and update the content of some of my own lectures. Susan Haile, International Journal of Sustainable Engineering This substantial collection draws together a very wide variety of literatures and practices. . . I would expect this book to be a popular purchase by academic libraries, principally as a core text. R&D Management This stunning Handbook is an excellent tool for environmental manager and environmental officer alike. It is brimful of ideas, case studies and methodologies which stimulate continuous improvement thinking and help train staff to implement sustainability and environmental management concepts. Highly recommended. Eagle Bulletin This important Handbook is the first comprehensive account that brings together recent developments in the three related fields of environmental technology, environmental management and technology management. With contributions from more than 55 outstanding authors representing ten countries and five continents, the reader is provided with a vast range of insightful perspectives on the latest industry and policy issues. With the aid of numerous case studies, leading experts reflect on significant changes in the use of technology and management practices witnessed in the last decade. Within this Handbook, the authors discuss, in detail: eco-modernization and technology transformation environmental technology management in business practices measuring environmental technology management case studies in new technologies for the environment environmental technology management and the future. The International Handbook on Environmental Technology Management has a broad audience including researchers, practitioners, policymakers and students in the fields of sustainability and environmental science.

Environmental Hazards Methodologies for Risk Assessment and Management

Environmental Hazards Methodologies for Risk Assessment and Management Book
Author : Nicolas R. Dalezios
Publisher : IWA Publishing
Release : 2017-02-15
ISBN : 1780407122
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the beginning of 21st century, there has been an awareness of risk in the environment along with a growing concern for the continuing potential damage caused by hazards. In order to ensure environmental sustainability, a better understanding of natural disasters and their impacts is essential. It has been recognized that a holistic and integrated approach to environmental hazards needs to be attempted using common methodologies, such as risk analysis, which involves risk management and risk assessment. Indeed, risk management means reducing the threats posed by known hazards, whereas at the same time accepting unmanageable risks and maximizing any related benefits. The risk management framework involves evaluating the importance of a risk, either quantitatively or qualitatively. Risk assessment comprises three steps, namely risk identification (data base, event monitoring, statistical inference), risk estimation (magnitude, frequency, economic costs) and risk evaluation (cost-benefit analysis). Nevertheless, the risk management framework also includes a fourth step, risk governance, i.e. the need for a feedback of all the risk assessment undertakings. There is currently a lack of such feedback which constitutes a serious deficiency in the reduction of environmental hazards. This book emphasises methodological approaches and procedures of the three main components in the study of environmental hazards, namely forecasting - nowcasting (before), monitoring (during) and assessment (after), based on geoinformatic technologies and data and simulation through examples and case studies. These are considered within the risk management framework and, in particular, within the three components of risk assessment, namely risk identification, risk estimation and risk evaluation. This approach is a contemporary and innovative procedure and constitutes current research in the field of environmental hazards. Environmental Hazards Methodologies for Risk Assessment and Management covers hydrological hazards (floods, droughts, storms, hail, desertification), biophysical hazards (frost, heat waves, epidemics, forest fires), geological hazards (landslides, snow avalanches), tectonic hazards (earthquakes, volcanoes), and technological hazards. This book provides a text and a resource on environmental hazards for senior undergraduate students, graduate students on all courses related to environmental hazards and risk assessment and management. It is a valuable handbook for researchers and professionals of environmental science, environmental economics and management, and engineering. Editor: Nicolas R. Dalezios, University of Thessaly, Greece

Handbook of Ecological Models used in Ecosystem and Environmental Management

Handbook of Ecological Models used in Ecosystem and Environmental Management Book
Author : Sven Erik Jorgensen
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2016-04-19
ISBN : 1439818134
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It is estimated that roughly 1000 new ecological and environmental models join the ranks of the scientific literature each year. The international peer-reviewed literature reports some 20,000 new models spanning the period from 1970-2010. Just to keep abreast of the field it is necessary to design a handbook of models that doesn't merely list them,

Handbook of Environmental Economics

Handbook of Environmental Economics Book
Author : Karl-Goran Maler,Jeffrey R. Vincent
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2005-12-09
ISBN : 0080457495
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Much applied environmental economics is concerned with the valuation of changes in environmental quality. Obtaining reliable valuation estimates requires attention to theoretical and econometric issues that are often quite subtle. Volume 2 of the Handbook of Environmental Economics presents both the theory and the practice of environmental valuation. It synthesizes the vast literature that has accumulated since the publication of the Handbook of Natural Resource and Energy Economics two decades ago. It includes chapters on individual valuation methods written by researchers responsible for fundamental advances in those methods. It also includes cross-cutting chapters that deal with aspects of welfare theory, uncertainty, experimental methods, and public health that are pertinent to valuation. Throughout the volume, attention is paid to research and policy issues that arise not only in high-income countries, where most of the theory and econometrics that underlie applied valuation methods have been developed, but also in poorer parts of the world. The volume provides a state-of-the-art reference for scholars and practitioners alike.