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NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security

Real-Time and Deliberative Decision Making

Application to Emerging Stressors

Editors: Linkov, Igor, Ferguson, Elizabeth A., Magar, Victor S. (Eds.)

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  • State-of-the-science approach to emerging threats
  • Use of advanced quantitative tools to address policy problems
  • Balanced international perspectives, including developing countries
  • Risk assessment and decision analysis applications
  • Case studies in the use of risk assessment and decision analysis
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Decision-making tools are needed to support environmental management in an increasingly global economy. Addressing threats and identifying actions to mitigate those threats necessitates an understanding of the basic risk assessment paradigm and the tools of risk analysis to assess, interpret, and communicate risks. It also requires modification of the risk paradigm itself to incorporate a complex array of quantitative and qualitative information that shapes the unique political and ecological challenges of different countries and regions around the world. This book builds a foundation to characterize and assess a broad range of human and ecological stressors, and risk management approaches to address those stressors, using chemical risk assessment methods and multi-criteria decision analysis tools. Chapters discuss the current state-of-knowledge with regard to emerging stressors and risk management, focusing on the adequacy of available systematic, quantitative tools to guide vulnerability and threat assessments, evaluate the consequences of different events and responses, and support decision-making. This book opens a dialogue on aspects of risk assessment and decision analysis that apply to real-time (immediate) and deliberative (long-term) risk management processes.

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"In Real-Time and Deliberative Decision Making … 30 papers address risk, uncertainty and decision analysis for nonchemical stressors. … Sixty international scientists, risk assessors, and security and decision analysts from 14 countries participated in the preparation of this book. This book is intended to encourage dialogue among academicians, regulatory and policy analysts, and environmental managers in public and private organizations on aspects of risk assessment and decision analysis." (Richard Wenning, Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, Vol. 5 (2), 2009)


Table of contents (29 chapters)

Table of contents (29 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Real-Time and Deliberative Decision Making
Book Subtitle
Application to Emerging Stressors
Editors
  • Igor Linkov
  • Elizabeth A. Ferguson
  • Victor S. Magar
Series Title
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9026-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9026-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9024-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9025-7
Series ISSN
1874-6519
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 456
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