project risk management Books

  • Landslide Risk Management

    This book comprises the Proceedings of the International Conference on Landslide Risk Management, held in Vancouver, Canada and sponsored jointly by the Joint Technical Committee on Landslides and Engineered Slopes and the Vancouver Geotechnical Society. The first part contains state-of-the-art and invited lectures, prepared by teams of authors ...

  • Assessing and Managing Earthquake Risk

    This book points out the need of a multidisciplinary approach in the field of risk assessment and management. It provides an overview of the problems, approaches and common practices directly related to earthquake risk mitigation and, in particular, to the preparation of earthquake emergency plans. Written by a team of specialists from different ...

  • Interstate Water Resource Risk Management

    This book (the research outcome of the EU-INCO FP6 research project Jayhun: Interstate Water Resource Risk Management: Towards a Sustainable Future for the AralBasin) focuses on and discusses the results of research done on the risk assessment levels associated with relevant regional variables in the Aral Basin and develops a strategy for an ...

  • Flood Risk

    Flood Risk: Planning, Design and Management of Flood Defence Infrastructure is the definitive practical handbook on design and maintenance of flood defences, providing a coherent and focused reference for best practice. This book is the first port of call for practising engineers working in the areas of flood risk management and drainage and ...

  • Risk Management of Water Supply and Sanitation Systems

    Each year more than 200 million people are affected by floods, tropical storms, droughts, earthquakes, and also operational failures, wars, terrorism, vandalism, and accidents involving hazardous materials. These are part of the wide variety of events that cause death, injury, and significant economic losses for the countries affected. In an ...

  • Risk Management of Water Supply and Sanitation Systems

    Each year more than 200 million people are affected by floods, tropical storms, droughts, earthquakes, and also operational failures, wars, terrorism, vandalism, and accidents involving hazardous materials. These are part of the wide variety of events that cause death, injury, and significant economic losses for the countries affected. In an ...

  • Emerging Engineering Tools for Risk Management of Environmental Contamination

    The environment is a complex and dynamic system, encompassing both nature and built elements, incorporating people as its key actors. Environmental protection is a science- and engineering-based management practice. However, even current best-management practices are insufficient to achieve the complex and challenging goals of environmental ...

  • Urban Water Security: Managing Risks: UNESCO-IHP

    Understanding the impacts of urbanization on the urban water cycle and managing the associated health risks demand adequate strategies and measures. Health risks associated with urban water systems and services include the microbiological and chemical contamination of urban waters and outbreak of water-borne diseases, mainly due to poor water and ...

  • Disaster risk management systems analysis. A guide book

    Disaster Risk Management (DRM) combines, through a management perspective, the concept of prevention, mitigation and preparedness with response to the rising frequency and severity of natural hazards and disasters. There are few practical tools available to guide the analysis of national, district and local institutional systems for DRM. This ...

  • Urban Water Security: Managing Risks: UNESCO-IHP

    Understanding the impacts of urbanization on the urban water cycle and managing the associated health risks demand adequate strategies and measures. Health risks associated with urban water systems and services include the microbiological and chemical contamination of urban waters and outbreak of water-borne diseases, mainly due to poor water and ...

  • Climate Change, Water Supply and Sanitation: Risk Assessment, Management, Mitigation and Reduction

    Climate Change, Water Supply and Sanitation: Risk Assessment, Management, Mitigation and Reduction pulls together the final outcomes and recommendations from the PREPARED project that originated from the WSSTP (Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform) thematic working group Sustainable Water Management in Urban areas. The PREPARED project ...

  • Open Design, a Stakeholder-oriented Approach in Architecture, Urban Planning, and Project Management

    'As an engineer, I have never seen such a good book on the subject. Apart of some general methods and examples, it contains such jewels as Cassandra information, with very important analysis.' Efim A. Galperin, Honorary Professor of Applied Mathematics and Global Optimization, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada.Open Design refers to a ...

  • Risk Methodologies for Technological Legacies

    The projected costs of cleaning up the contaminated sites that are the legacy of the Cold War - just those in the US alone - have resulted in a movement to risk-based decision making for setting priorities.Risk can only be effectively controlled by a proper balance of three central concepts: risk analysis, risk perception and risk management. The ...

  • Water Resources Allocation: Sharing Risks and Opportunities

    Water resources allocation determines who is able to use water resources, how, when and where. It directly affects the value (economic, ecological, socio-cultural) that individuals and society obtain from water resources. This report overviews how allocation works in a range of countries and how the performance of allocation arrangements can be ...

  • Flood Risk Management: Research and Practice: Extended Abstracts Volume (332 pages) + full paper CD-ROM (1772 pages)

    Floods cause distress and damage wherever and whenever they happen. Flooding from rivers, estuaries and the sea threatens many millions of people worldwide and economic and insurance losses from flooding have increased significantly since 1990. Across the European Union, flood management policy is changing in response to the EU Directive on the ...

  • Risk Assessment for Water Infrastructure Safety and Security

    Features Examines all aspects of water safety and security Evaluates the potential terrorist threat to the water supply system Presents qualitative and quantitative processes and models for security and safe operation of facilities and critical infrastructure Explores recent incidences of levels of drugs in the water supply Offers various risk and ...

  • Strategic Risk Communications Process for Biosolids Land Application Programs

    The long-term viability and sustainability of biosolids land application is dependent on continuously earning stakeholder confidence, trust and support. This requires ongoing and effective engagement and communication with key stakeholders about the beneficial use of biosolids in their communities. The goal of the risk communications research was ...

  • Wastewater Reuse - Risk Assessment, Decision-Making and Environmental Security

    The proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop 'Wastewater Reuse - Risk Assessment, Decision-Making and Environmental Security' , held in Istanbul, Turkey, October 12-16, 2006 will provide information to the readers involved with water management, wastewater, salinity, environmental issues, economists, social workers and insurance groups. ...

  • Wastewater Reuse - Risk Assessment, Decision-Making and Environmental Security

    The proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop 'Wastewater Reuse - Risk Assessment, Decision-Making and Environmental Security' , held in Istanbul, Turkey, October 12-16, 2006 will provide information to the readers involved with water management, wastewater, salinity, environmental issues, economists, social workers and insurance groups. ...

  • Methods and Tools for Drought Analysis and Management

    Frequent drought events, recently occurred in different Mediterranean regions, have highlighted a general inadequacy of the current strategies applied to mitigate negative impacts of such phenomenon on different water sectors. In particular, the lack of timely drought monitoring systems, the difficulty in transferring advanced methodologies for ...

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