risk management planning Articles

  • Risk as synonymous with uncertainty?

    We’re dealing with countless risks in our daily life, like getting cut during apple slicing, or catching cold if we get wet on a rainy day…or planning a project without a proper risk management plan…  Unknowingly you are doing Risk assessment in everyday life! Take a rain (hazard) for instance… Before you leave home in the morning you turn on the ...


    By qmsWrapper

  • Are young people leaving themselves at risk of flooding?

    According to recent figures from the Environmental Agency, young people in the UK may be leaving themselves at risk of flood damage. Around 75% of 18-24 year olds ...


    By AQUAREAD Limited

  • 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

  • European water policies and human health — Combining reported environmental information

    Society depends on the satisfactory and sustainable management of water. Historically, the primary purpose of water treatment was to protect human health, through reducing disease being transmitted through water. Subsequent measures to address environmental concerns have broadened our expectations of what water and waste water treatment should deliver. This report considers three pieces of EU ...

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Risk assessment and water safety plan: case study in Beijing, China

    Two typical rural water utilities in Beijing, China were chosen to describe the principles and applications of water safety plans (WSP), to provide a methodological guide for the actual application and improve the quality of rural drinking water quality, and to establish an appropriate method for WSP applied in rural water supply. Hazards and hazardous events were identified and risk assessment ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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-informed emergency planning requirements for Koeberg Nuclear Power Station

    This paper presents an overview of the use of risk insights to aid the derivation of the requirements for the Koeberg Emergency Plan. The methodology and the results are presented. This methodology is based on using the Koeberg risk assessment to the worst credible severe accident scenario, which then becomes the reference accident. The off-site consequences of this reference accident are then ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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