Handbook of Environmental Risk Assessment and Management

Handbook of Environmental Risk Assessment and Management
Author: Peter P. Calow
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2009-07-08
ISBN 10: 1444313193
ISBN 13: 9781444313192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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At the heart of environmental protection is risk assessment: thelikelihood of pollution from accidents; the likelihood of problemsfrom normal and abnormal operation of industrial processes; thelikely impacts associated with new synthetic chemicals; and so on.Currently, risk assessment has been very much in the news--therisks from BSE and E. coli, and the public perception of risks fromnuclear waste, etc. This new publication explains how scientificmethodologies are used to assess risk from human activities and theresultant objects and wastes, on people and the environment.Understanding such risks supplies crucial information--to framelegislation, manage major habitats, businesses and industries, andcreate development programmes. Unique in combining the science of risk assessment with thedevelopment of management strategies. Covers science and social science (politics, economics,psychology) aspects. Very timely - risk assessment lies at the heart of decisionmaking in various topical environmental questions (BSE, Brent Spar,nuclear waste).

Handbook for Environmental Risk Decision Making

Handbook for Environmental Risk Decision Making
Author: C. Richard Cothern
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-07-17
ISBN 10: 9781420048735
ISBN 13: 1420048732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This handbook describes the broad aspects of risk management involving scientific policy judgment, uncertainty analysis, perception considerations, statistical insights, and strategic thinking. This book presents all the important concepts to enable the reader to "see the big picture." This ability is extremely important - it allows the decision maker or strategic environmental planner to understand and cope with a wide variety of complex and interlinked pieces of information and data. The text presents environmental problems and, whenever applicable, the methodology required to reach a successful solution. Decisions and policies are examined. The book covers numerous objective and subjective components of environmental risk decision making. It details quantitative and comparative risk, and investigates the cost and feasibility of different decisions. Social pressures, safety, and political, religious, ethical, and psychological issues are addressed. How to evaluate the potential impact on the quality of life also is discussed. Any company doing risk assessment, risk management, or risk communication, as well as those doing environmental decision making will find this reference to be invaluable. It is also suitable as a text for courses in environmental management, environmental science, and risk assessment in the areas of risk management and strategic environmental planning.

Reporting on Risk

Reporting on Risk
Author: Michael A. Kamrin,Dolores J. Katz,Martha L. Walter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 119
Release: 1999-03
ISBN 10: 9781885756114
ISBN 13: 1885756119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Risk Assessment and Management Handbook for Environmental Health and Safety Professionals

Risk Assessment and Management Handbook for Environmental  Health  and Safety Professionals
Author: Rao V. Kolluru,Steve Bartell,Robin Pitblado,Scott Stricoff
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Total Pages: 29
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105012431404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A conmprehensive reference that blends theory with case studies from both the US and abroad to provide practical guidance on a variety of risk assessment and management strategies, which may be tailored to any particular company. The volume contains 18 chapters grouped into seven parts: overview and linkages (3 chapters); health (4 chapters); safety (2 chapters); ecology (3 chapters); international risk assessment (2 chapters); risk communication (2 chapters); and additional perspectives (2 chapters: industrial ecology and comprehensive risk assessment; and risk-based decision making--integrating risk management into business planning). Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Handbook of Chemical Risk Assessment

Handbook of Chemical Risk Assessment
Author: Ronald Eisler
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 4141
Release: 2000-04-12
ISBN 10: 9781420032741
ISBN 13: 1420032747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Written over a period of 17 years, the Handbook of Chemical Risk Assessment exhaustively examines and analyzes the world literature on chemicals entering the environment from human activities. The three volumes cover chemicals recommended by environmental specialists of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other resource managers. The choices were based on the real or potential impact of each contaminant and on the knowledge available about their mitigation. The information for each chemical includes source and use; physical, chemical, and metabolic properties; concentrations in field collections of abiotic materials and living organisms; deficiency effects; lethal and sublethal effects; and proposed regulatory criteria for the protection of human health and sensitive natural resources. Each chapter selectively reviews and synthesizes the technical literature on a specific priority contaminant and its effects on the environment. Successful risk assessment relies heavily on extensive and well-documented databases. They often include too much - or too little - information about too many chemicals. Of the hundreds of thousands of chemicals discharged into the environment, only a small number have sufficient information to attempt preliminary risk assessment. Sold only as a three volume set, the Handbook of Chemical Risk Assessment provides you with the exact amount of information you need in a single resource.

Handbook of Environmental Contaminants

Handbook of Environmental Contaminants
Author: Chris Shineldecker
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 1992-04-17
ISBN 10: 9780873717328
ISBN 13: 0873717325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Environmental Contaminants: A Guide for Site Assessment is an indispensable working reference for environmental assessment professionals faced with determining potential environmental contaminants that might be found in the soil, groundwater, or air of a property or facility. The book provides a comprehensive listing of potential contaminants associated with hundreds of industries, activities, and processes. The types of properties covered range from agricultural to heavy industrial. The products and processes covered range from the processing of yeast to the constituents of rocket fuel. The book also discusses products associated with the degradation of common chemical solvents in the environment. Handbook of Environmental Contaminants: A Guide for Site Assessment is an important reference for environmental consultants, workers on Superfund sites, public health and safety professionals, attorneys, educators and students, and lenders.

Handbook of Environmental Impact Assessment

Handbook of Environmental Impact Assessment
Author: Judith Petts
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2009-04-01
ISBN 10: 1444311492
ISBN 13: 9781444311495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a significant, anticipatory, environmental management tool. International debate focuses on its enhancement to meet the challenges of sustainable development as well as demands for scientifically robust integrated and participative decision-making. This handbook hopes to improve practices by contributing an international, multidisciplinary, ready-reference source to this debate. Volume I addresses EIA principles, process and methods. Part 1 maps the EIA process and its impact on decision. It positions EIA in the context of sustainable development and relative to other decision tools, including economic valuation. It also positions strategic environmental assessment (SEA) in a similar way. Part 2 addresses the elements of the EIA process and significant impact assessment topics (air, water, ecological, social, risk, landscape and visual) not only in terms of good practice but also methodological evolution. This volume concludes by addressing cumulative impact assessment and SEA methods. Volume II provides a unique consideration for EIA implementation and practice in Europe, Africa, the Far East, South America and North America. It uses a number of project types to provide 'how to do' guidance and addresses practice in policy and plan assessment. This book should be read by legislators, decision-makers, economists, developers, industrial managers and consultants involved in this significant field.

Environmental Impact Assessment Handbook

Environmental Impact Assessment Handbook
Author: Barbara Carroll,Trevor Turpin
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780727727817
ISBN 13: 0727727818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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It will be useful for project managers as well as students and the community sector."--BOOK JACKET

Handbook of Environmental Health Volume II

Handbook of Environmental Health  Volume II
Author: Herman Koren,Michael S. Bisesi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 904
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 0849378001
ISBN 13: 9780849378003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Handbook of Environmental Health-Pollutant Interactions in Air, Water, and Soil includes Nine Chapters on a variety of topics basically following a standard chapter outline where applicable with the exception of Chapters 8 and 9. The outline is as follows:1. Background and status2. Scientific, technological and general information3. Statement o

Environmental Impact Assessment

Environmental Impact Assessment
Author: Charles H. Eccleston
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2011-03-02
ISBN 10: 9781439828748
ISBN 13: 1439828741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Under the best of circumstances, preparing an environmental impact assessment (EIA) can be a complex and challenging task. Experience indicates that the scope and quality of such analyses varies widely throughout the U.S. as well as internationally. Written to help practitioners and decision-makers apply best professional practices in the development of EIAs, Environmental Impact Assessment: A Guide to Best Professional Practices provides an in depth, yet practical direction for developing a defensible analysis that meets best professional practices. The book describes preparation of five distinct types of assessments: Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) Preparing Greenhouse Emission Assessments Preparing Risk Assessments and Accident Analyses Social Impact Assessment (SIA) and Environmental Justice The International Environmental Impact Assessment Process Guiding Principles To date, there is significant variation and disagreement about how such analyses should be prepared. The author introduces best professional practices (BPP) for preparing such EIAs that is intended to meet decision-making and regulatory expectations. He supplies a comprehensive and balanced skill set of tools, techniques, concepts, principles, and practices for preparing these assessments. He also includes directions for developing a comprehensive Environmental Management Systems which can be used to monitor and implement final decisions for such analyses. While the book references the U.S. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), most of this guidance is generally applicable to any international EIA process consistent with NEPA. With thorough coverage of all aspects of assessments, the book presents a theoretical introduction to the subject as well as practical guidance. It delivers state-of-the-art tools, techniques, and approaches for resolving EIA problems.

Risk Communication

Risk Communication
Author: Regina E. Lundgren,Andrea H. McMakin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2018-07-10
ISBN 10: 1119456150
ISBN 13: 9781119456155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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THE ESSENTIAL HANDBOOK FOR EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATING ENVIRONMENTAL, SAFETY, AND HEALTH RISKS, FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED Now in its sixth edition, Risk Communication has proven to be a valuable resource for people who are tasked with the responsibility of understanding how to apply the most current approaches to care, consensus, and crisis communication. The sixth edition updates the text with fresh and illustrative examples, lessons learned, and recent research as well as provides advice and guidelines for communicating risk information in the United States and other countries. The authors help readers understand the basic theories and practices of risk communication and explain how to plan an effective strategy and put it into action. The book also contains information on evaluating risk communication efforts and explores how to communicate risk during and after an emergency. Risk Communication brings together in one resource proven scientific research with practical, hands-on guidance from practitioners with over 30 years of experience in the field. This important guide: Provides new examples of communication plans in government and industry, use of social media, dealing with "fake news," and new digital tools for stakeholder involvement and crisis communications Contains a new chapter on partnerships which covers topics such as assigning roles and expectations, ending partnerships, and more Presents real-world case studies with key lessons all risk communicators can apply. Written for engineers, scientists, professors and students, land use planners, public health practitioners, communication specialists, consultants, and regulators, the revised sixth edition of Risk Communication is the must-have guide for those who communicate risks.

A Handbook of Environmental Toxicology

A Handbook of Environmental Toxicology
Author: J.P.F. D'Mello
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 673
Release: 2019-12-04
ISBN 10: 1786394677
ISBN 13: 9781786394675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Written by an international team of authors from a range of educational, medical and research establishments, this book is an essential reference for advanced students and researchers in the areas of environmental sciences, ecology, agriculture, environmental health and medicine, in addition to industry and government personnel responsible for environmental regulations and directives. A Handbook of Environmental Toxicology focuses on two key aspects: human disorders and ecotoxicology as affected by major toxins originating from biological sources and pollutants, as well as radiation generated spontaneously or as a result of anthropogenic activity. A diverse array of these potentially harmful agents regularly appear in the atmosphere, soil, water and food, compromising both human health and biodiversity in natural and managed ecosystems.

Handbook of Ecological Indicators for Assessment of Ecosystem Health

Handbook of Ecological Indicators for Assessment of Ecosystem Health
Author: Sven E. Jorgensen,Fu-Liu Xu,Robert Costanza
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2005-01-27
ISBN 10: 9780203490181
ISBN 13: 0203490185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The field of ecosystem health explores the interactions between natural systems, human health, and social organization. As decision makers require a sound, modular approach to environmental management and sustainable development, ecosystem health assessment indicators are increasingly used across any number of applications. The Handbook of Ecologic

The Security Risk Assessment Handbook

The Security Risk Assessment Handbook
Author: Douglas Landoll
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1439821496
ISBN 13: 9781439821497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Security Risk Assessment Handbook: A Complete Guide for Performing Security Risk Assessments provides detailed insight into precisely how to conduct an information security risk assessment. Designed for security professionals and their customers who want a more in-depth understanding of the risk assessment process, this volume contains real-wor

The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice

The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice
Author: Ryan Holifield,Jayajit Chakraborty,Gordon Walker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 670
Release: 2017-09-14
ISBN 10: 1317392817
ISBN 13: 9781317392811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice presents an extensive and cutting-edge introduction to the diverse, rapidly growing body of research on pressing issues of environmental justice and injustice. With wide-ranging discussion of current debates, controversies, and questions in the history, theory, and methods of environmental justice research, contributed by over 90 leading social scientists, natural scientists, humanists, and scholars from professional disciplines from six continents, it is an essential resource both for newcomers to this research and for experienced scholars and practitioners. The chapters of this volume examine the roots of environmental justice activism, lay out and assess key theories and approaches, and consider the many different substantive issues that have been the subject of activism, empirical research, and policy development throughout the world. The Handbook features critical reviews of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methodological approaches and explicitly addresses interdisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity, and engaged research. Instead of adopting a narrow regional focus, it tackles substantive issues and presents perspectives from political and cultural systems across the world, as well as addressing activism for environmental justice at the global scale. Its chapters do not simply review the state of the art, but also propose new conceptual frameworks and directions for research, policy, and practice. Providing detailed but accessible overviews of the complex, varied dimensions of environmental justice and injustice, the Handbook is an essential guide and reference not only for researchers engaged with environmental justice, but also for undergraduate and graduate teaching and for policymakers and activists.

Environmental and Health Impact Assessment of Development Projects

Environmental and Health Impact Assessment of Development Projects
Author: Robert G. H. Turnbull,World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 282
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 1851665978
ISBN 13: 9781851665976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This handbook for practitioners in environmental and public health, environmental management, toxicology and ecotoxicology has been prepared by an international group of experts from both developing and developed countries and covers a wide range of topics in both environmental impact assessment and environmental health impact assessment.

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Policy in China

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Policy in China
Author: Eva Sternfeld
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-06-12
ISBN 10: 1317568001
ISBN 13: 9781317568001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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During the last few decades, China has accomplished unprecedented economic growth and has emerged as the second largest economy in the world. This ‘economic miracle’ has led hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, but has also come at a high cost. Environmental degradation and the impact of environmental pollution on health are nowadays issues of the greatest concern for the Chinese public and the government. The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Policy in China focuses on the environmental challenges of China’s rapidly growing economy and provides a comprehensive overview of the policies developed to address the environmental crisis. Leading international scholars and practitioners examine China’s environmental governance efforts from an interdisciplinary perspective. Divided into five parts, the handbook covers the following key issues: Part I: Development of Environmental Policy in China - Actors and Institutions Part II: Key issues and Strategies for Solution Part III: Policy Instruments and Enforcement Part IV: Related Policy Fields – Conflicts and Synergies Part V: China’s Environmental Policy in the International Context This comprehensive handbook will be an invaluable resource to students and scholars of environmental policy and politics, development studies, Chinese studies, geography and international relations.

Clay s Handbook of Environmental Health

Clay s Handbook of Environmental Health
Author: Stephen Battersby,W.H. Bassett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 976
Release: 2004-05-27
ISBN 10: 1134368585
ISBN 13: 9781134368587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This classic, definitive reference work for all those involved in environmental health is now available in its 19th edition. Significant changes include those made to chapters on food safety and hygiene, environmental protection, the organisation and management of environmental health in the UK, port health, and waste management. New chapters have been added on health development, an introduction to health and housing, contaminated land, and environmental health in emergency planning, as well as a new glossary of abbreviations and acronyms. New material on training and standards, IT, practical risk assessment, and investigatory powers is also included. Each chapter reflects the wider background against which the subjects must be studied and the new concepts and approaches that have emerged over the past few years.

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Displacement and Migration

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Displacement and Migration
Author: Robert McLeman,François Gemenne
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2018-03-09
ISBN 10: 1317272250
ISBN 13: 9781317272250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The last twenty years have seen a rapid increase in scholarly activity and publications dedicated to environmental migration and displacement, and the field has now reached a point in terms of profile, complexity, and sheer volume of reporting that a general review and assessment of existing knowledge and future research priorities is warranted. So far, such a product does not exist. The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Displacement and Migration provides a state-of-the-science review of research on how environmental variability and change influence current and future global migration patterns and, in some instances, trigger large-scale population displacements. Drawing together contributions from leading researchers in the field, this compendium will become a go-to guide for established and newly interested scholars, for government and policymaking entities, and for students and their instructors. It explains theoretical, conceptual, and empirical developments that have been made in recent years; describes their origins and connections to broader topics including migration research, development studies, and international public policy and law; and highlights emerging areas where new and/or additional research and reflection are warranted. The structure and the nature of the book allow the reader to quickly find a concise review relevant to conducting research or developing policy on particular topics, and to obtain a broad, reliable survey of what is presently known about the subject.

Methods of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

Methods of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
Author: Riki Therivel,Graham Wood
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 724
Release: 2017-09-13
ISBN 10: 1317236521
ISBN 13: 9781317236528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) is an important and often obligatory part of proposing or launching any development project. Delivering a successful ESIA needs not only an understanding of the theory but also a detailed knowledge of the methods for carrying out the processes required. Riki Therivel and Graham Wood bring together the latest advice on best practice from experienced practitioners to ensure an ESIA is carried out effectively and efficiently. This new edition: • explains how an ESIA works and how it should be carried out • demonstrates the links between socio-economic, cultural, environmental and ecological systems and assessments • incorporates the World Bank’s IFC performance standards, and best practice examples from developing as well as developed countries • includes new chapters on emerging ESIA topics such as climate change, ecosystem services, cultural impacts, resource efficiency, land acquisition and involuntary resettlement. Invaluable to undergraduate and MSc students of ESIA on planning, ecology, geography and environment courses, this internationally oriented fourth edition of Methods of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment is also of great use to planners, ESIA practitioners and professionals seeking to update their skills.