risk management planning Articles

  • Flood risk management plans 1

    Flood risk management plans (FRMPs) contain an approach for saving or improving flood protection within a river basin. They shall address all aspects of flood risk management focusing on prevention, protection and preparedness (EC 2007). FRMPs include the conclusion of the preliminary flood risk assessment, the flood hazard maps and flood risk maps. Furthermore they should contain: description ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The role of spatial planning in regional risk management

    This paper introduces the tool of spatial planning in close relationship with risk assessment and representation at the regional level. The methodological issues are presented and discussed. Results of a case study (Limmattal region in Switzerland) are reported, and the risk maps for this example are included in the paper.Keywords: GIS, geographic information systems, Switzerland, risk ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fuel terminal upgrade installs advanced valve actuation and control - Case Study

    Sector: Oil & Gas Category: Control Networks, Electric Actuators, Fluid Power Actuators, Services Products: CP, Extended Scope, Field Service, IQ3 Range, Pakscan Overview Independent tank storage provider Vopak is increasing and enhancing fuel capacity at the Vopak Terminal Durban in South ...


    By Rotork

  • Foundations of integrated risk management

    This paper concentrates on broadening the concept of risk management beyond the considerations of cost, schedule and performance. The author uses his experience with NASA to provide both a foundation for an integrated risk management plan and a tentative plan. The plan integrates risk across both the temporal and the hierarchical dimensions.Keywords: integrated risk management, project ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Supply chain risk management

    The existing models utilise a mean value approach with deterministic failure cost to determine the optimal number of suppliers in the presence of supplier failure risks. The mean value approach assumes, the firm has a linear utility function with respect to the supply disruptions. For major disruptions that could threaten the survival of the firm, the linearity assumption is questionable. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Disaster management plan agriculture

    The municipality Amt Neuhaus spreads out on the right bank of river Elbe. The region is characterized by agriculture, especially grassland farming in conjunction with animal husbandry. The area is low-lying and has a potential flood risk. The floods in 2002, 2006 and 2011 endangered the stability of dykes and therefore the security of people, livestock and material assets. In 2002 the situation ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Supporting Multi Stakeholder Involvement for Flood Risk Management Planning

    Good governance concepts are required for the development of Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMP) in the sense of the EC Flood Directive (2007/60/EC). Within the INTERREG IVb project SAWA [1] a governance approach has been developed and implemented which tries to meet the requirements of good governance through broad stakeholder involvement in the planning process. It uses Learning & Action ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Waste management planning in the Maldives

    The island paradise of the Maldives attracts many tourists every year, but more people means more waste and a greater impact on the environment. Sweco has therefore been chosen by the Maldivan Ministry of Environment to assist in finding a good solution for management of waste on the islands.  In the assignment, Sweco has been given responsibility for detail design of the new waste ...


    By Sweco

  • Homeland Security: Managing the Risks

    Untitled Document Following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001, the U.S. ...

  • Risk-based planning for water recycling in an Australian context

    Australia has seen an unprecedented proliferation in large scale water recycling schemes since the late 1990s. This has been driven by a recent decade of drought, policies to encourage water efficiency in new homes and buildings in urban areas, and to reduce pressure on rain-fed water supplies by replacement with alternate water sources in rural areas. Underpinning these drivers are principles ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Risk analysis of urban network planning in China

    With the development of the urban social economy in China, the uncertain factors faced by urban network planners and their complexity are continuously increasing. In order to promote the scientific nature of urban network planning in China, the risks of urban network planning need to be identified and analysed systemically. Questionnaires about the risks of urban network planning in China were ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Enterprise risk management, the new imperative

    Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is a new, strategic imperative that is gaining momentum. Leaner operating models and global sourcing have made companies stand up and take notice: managing risk is important! And Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) risk is no exception. According to AMR Research, nearly half of surveyed companies plan to increase spending on Operational Risk Management ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • Modelling and Managing Flood Risk and Flooding

    The UK’s prestigious Royal Society recently held a discussion group on the subject of Flood Management and Climate Change. With much of the Northern Hemisphere approaching the winter flooding season, we spoke to Wallingford Software’s David Fortune to find out the role of modelling in flood forecasting and flood management. He set out his ideas as follows: We must remember first that, while we ...


    By Innovyze

  • Securing executive buy-in for preventative risk management – lessons from water safety plans

    Appropriate implementation of water safety plans (WSPs) offers an important opportunity to engage in and promote preventative risk management within water utilities. To ensure success, the whole organization, especially executive management, need to be advocates. Illustrated by four case studies, we discuss the influence of organisational culture on buy-in and commitment to WSPs. Despite an ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Risk catalogue as a software tool for supporting the business continuity planning

    A software tool of risk management developed in support of organisation activities continuity planning is presented in this paper. The Catalogue of Risks (version 2.0) is the tool through which it is possible to record the identified risks in business, evaluate them and prioritise. Besides the description of this software tool, this paper also deals with the risk management process with focus on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Quantification of increased flood risk due to global climate change for urban river management planning

    Global climate change is expected to affect future rainfall patterns. These changes should be taken into account when assessing future flooding risks. This study presents a method for quantifying the increase in flood risk caused by global climate change for use in urban flood risk management. Flood risk in this context is defined as the product of flood damage potential and the probability of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Loose risk management mechanisms of corporate governance of Greek firms; rewards to board from earnings that are not based on performance incentive plans

    Following the Greek commercial law, a number of listed firms in the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE) offer to members of the board of directors tax-free annual remuneration from distributed earnings. Rewards from the earnings might exist even if the firms do not have explicit bonus plans and, therefore, this type of compensation looks similar to a hybrid between bonus and standard annual salary. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Public participation in flood risk management: the case of Germany

    How can stakeholders best be involved in the implementation of the EU Floods Directive? According to recent research examining Germany as a case study, three types of strategy are being pursued across the country’s 16 federal states: the first draws on Water Framework Directive (WFD) procedures, the second meets only minimum requirements for participation and the third involves stakeholders ...

  • Risk management of knowledge loss in nuclear industry organisations

    Maintaining nuclear competencies in the nuclear industry and nuclear regulatory authorities will be one of the most critical challenges in the near future. As many nuclear experts around the world are approaching retirement, the potential exists for the loss of a substantial amount of critical nuclear knowledge and corporate memory. The loss of such employees, many of whom literally designed, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Management and risk assessment of a chemical spill: engineering facility

    Project: Management and Risk Assessment of a Cleaning Effluent Spill  Client: Confidential Services: Spill response, environmental sampling, risk assessment, regulator liaison Summary: Proportionate risk assessment and pollution management to safeguard local surface waters and satisfy regulator requirements ...

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