Environmental Risk Management Books

  • Environmental Hazards Methodologies for Risk Assessment and Management

    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 ...

  • Environmental Risk Analysis: Probability Distribution Calculations

    A Training Tool for the Environmental Risk ProfessionalEnvironmental Risk Analysis: Probability Distribution Calculations defines the role that probability distributions play in risk analysis, and gives direction on how to measure and compare the magnitude of risk more efficiently. Designed for the practicing environmental engineer and scientist, ...

  • Greywater Reuse

    Greywater Reuse examines the features and implications of greywater reuse scientifically, quantitatively, and thoroughly. Based on the authors’ extensive studies of treatment facilities in urban and rural environments, development of greywater treatment systems, and research of potential environmental and health risks posed by greywater at ...

  • 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: The Holistic Perspective

    According to the International Disaster Database (EM-DAT), over the last seventy years, floods have shown the fastest rate of increase relative to any other type of disasters. Devastation due to these events occurs almost daily. Even though our technological capabilities for dealing with floods have advanced rapidly over the same period, and while ...

  • International Regulatory Co-operation: Case Studies, Vol. 3

    The world is becoming increasingly global. This raises important challenges for regulatory processes which still largely emanate from domestic jurisdictions. In order to eliminate unnecessary regulatory divergences and to address the global challenges pertaining to systemic risks, the environment, and human health and safety, governments ...

  • 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 ...

  • Detection of Pathogens in Water Using Micro and Nano-Technology

    Detection of Pathogens in Water Using Micro and Nano-Technology aims to promote the uptake of innovative micro and nano-technological approaches towards the development of an integrated, cost-effective nano-biological sensor useful for security and environmental assays. The book describes the concerted efforts of a large European research project ...

  • Flood Risk and Social Justice

    Flood Risk and Social Justice is a response to the rising significance of floods and flood-related disasters worldwide, as an initiative to promote a socially just approach to the problems of flood risk. It integrates the human-social and the technological components to provide a holistic view. This book treats flooding as a multi-dimensional ...

  • 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 ...

  • Guidelines for Risk Assessment of Chemicals

    The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) of China published two drafts for the Guidelines for Risk Assessment of Chemicals and Guidelines for Hazard Identification of New Chemical Substances and consulted publically for ...

  • Risk Assessment and Environmental Management - A Case Study in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

    Soil contamination can create unacceptable ecological or human health risks. Mapping of contaminated soil sites and the resulting cleanup are time consuming and expensive tasks, requiring extensive amounts of geology, hydrology, chemistry and computer modeling ...

  • Conducting Effective Community Outreach and Dialogue on Biosolids Land Application: Primer for Biosolids Professionals

    Purpose of this Primer: Based on research and experience acquired through this project and from related industries, WERF and the researchers recommend adopting a systematic, science-based approach to building and conducting effective outreach and dialogue with key stakeholders. The Strategic Risk Communications Process  offers a useful approach ...

  • 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 ...

  • Laser Safety, Second Edition: For Users and Manufacturers of Laser Equipment

    Covering both practical safety issues and the principles of quantitative hazard assessment, Laser Safety provides comprehensive guidance on the application of European, US, and international laser safety standards for laser product classification compliance and user safety. This second edition features a more detailed discussion of beam ...

  • Remaining Asset Life: A State of the Art Review

    This report is an output of the fourth research track (Track 4) of WERF’s strategic asset management research program ‘Asset Management Communication and Implementation’ (SAM1R06). Track 4 addressed ‘remaining asset life’, and had the overall objective of contributing to the development of techniques, tools and methods for estimating residual life ...

  • 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 ...

  • Good to Green: Managing Business Risks and Opportunities in the Age of Environmental Awareness

    The business world is undergoing dramatic change. Driven by tough new legislation, expanded market-based initiatives, a new President in the White House and a sharp increase in consumer awareness around environmental issues, businesses need to adapt: Period. Smart businesses understand that their competitive advantage lies at the cutting edge of ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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