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    Managing Climate Risk in Water Supply Systems

    Water resources systems provide multiple services and, if managed properly, can contribute significantly to social well-being and economic growth. However, extreme or unexpected hydroclimatic conditions, such as droughts and floods, can adversely affect or even completely interrupt these services.  This manual seeks to provide knowledge, resources ...

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    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 ...

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    Best Practice Guide on the Control of Arsenic in Drinking Water

    This Best Practice Guide on the Control of Arsenic in Drinking Water arises from the knowledge collected by the European Research Network COST Action 637 involving 27 European countries and the USA. Besides the large number of important papers, reports and reviews already available on various aspects of arsenic occurrence in environment, water and ...

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    M65 On-Site Generation of Hypochlorite

    As more water systems turn to safer alternatives to chlorine gas, the generation of hypochlorite on site has become increasingly common. M65, On-Site Generation of Hypochlorite, presents the principles of on-site generation (OSG), the differences between low-strength and high-strength OSG systems, and the subsequent impact each of these systems ...

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    Essential Environment 34th Edition A Comprehensive Guide to UK and EU Environmental Protection Legislation

    ILM Publications has published the 34th Edition of Essential Environment in partnership with Environmental Protection UK. Essential Environment (formerly the Pollution Control Handbook) is the comprehensive guide to UK and EU environmental protection legislation. Written in clear, simple language, the 2012 Essential Environment handbook cuts ...

  • Future Risks and Risk Management

    Future Risks and Risk Management provides a broad perspective on risk, including basic philosophical issues concerned with values, psychological issues, such as the perception of risk, the factors that generate risks in current and future technological and social systems, including both technical and organizational factors. No other volume ...

  • Risk Analysis in Forest Management

    Due to the long-term planning horizons and the great variety of natural, economic, and operational hazards affecting forest ecosystems, uncertainty and multiple risk are typical aspects of forest management. Applications of risk analysis are surprisingly rare, in spite of the rich assortment of sophisticated forest planning tools that are ...

  • 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 ...

  • Computer Supported Risk Management

    Advances in information technology provide opportunities for the development of computer systems that support risk managers in complex tasks. Leading experts report on the potentials and limitations concerning the use of computer systems in risk management. Their reports are based on many years of experience in their fields which include: ...

  • Managing Critical Infrastructure Risks

    The increasing complexity of societal change in response to the new global economy requires an enhanced capacity for scientific assessment and monitoring, particularly of critical infrastructure such as ports and harbors. Public pressure for decision transparency in government and corporations drives the need for a new framework for thinking about ...

  • Risk Management and Society

    Recent events like the BSE and GM food crises, and the Concorde crash in July 2000, have illustrated that large private and public sector organisations are vulnerable and can suffer from major disruption to their business. Awareness of the need to develop expertise in risk management has grown and as a result new programs of research and ...

  • Managing Critical Infrastructure Risks

    The increasing complexity of societal change in response to the new global economy requires an enhanced capacity for scientific assessment and monitoring, particularly of critical infrastructure such as ports and harbors. Public pressure for decision transparency in government and corporations drives the need for a new framework for thinking about ...

  • Risk Management in a Hazardous Environment

    A research focus on hazards, risk perception and risk minimizing strategies is relatively new in the social and environmental sciences. This volume by a prominent scholar of East African societies is a powerful example of this growing interest. Earlier theory and research tended to describe social and economic systems in some form of equilibrium. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Flood Risk Management in Europe

    In recent years major floods have occurred across Europe causing serious damages and huge financial implications. Flood risk and vulnerability is increasing with increased frequency of occurrence of extreme events due to climate change, changes in land-use, encroachment into floodplains and increasing economic value of assets and businesses. Human ...

  • Risk Management and the Environment: Agriculture in Perspective

    This book addresses one of the key features of contemporary government policy: how to integrate the economic role of agriculture with the societal role of the rural environment. Historical agricultural policy has focussed on encouraging production while protecting farmers from market risk. However production surpluses combined with growing concern ...

  • Environmental and Health Risk Assessment and Management

    This book is about the legal, economical, and practical assessment and management of risky activities arising from routine, catastrophic environmental and occupational exposures to hazardous agents. It begins where emission and exposure analysis ends by providing estimates or predictions of deleterious exposures. The book covers the essential ...

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    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 ...

  • ASTM Standards for Environmental Risk Management

    Four key standards for environmental risk management cover the minimum requirements for environmental regulatory compliance audits, including: Terms and procedures for audits practiced in the U.S. Estimating costs and liabilities for environmental mattersDetermining the conditions warranting disclosure and the content of appropriate ...

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