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

Handbook of Environmental Risk Assessment and Management Book Review:

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.

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Impact Assessment

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Impact Assessment
Author: Kevin Stuart Hanna
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9781032130019
ISBN 13: 1032130016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"Globally, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is one of the most enduring and influential environmental management tools. This Handbook provides readers with a strong foundation for understanding the practice of EIA, by outlining the different types of assessment while also providing a guide to best practice. This collection deploys a research and practice-based approach to the subject, delivering an overview of EIA as an essential and practical tool of environmental protection, planning, and policy. To best understand the most pertinent issues and challenges surrounding EIA today, this volume draws together prominent researchers, practitioners, and young scholars who share their work and knowledge to cover two key parts. The first part introduces EIA processes and best practices through analytical and critical chapters on the stages/elements of the EIA process and different components and forms of assessment. These provide examples that cover a wide range of assessment methods and crosscutting issues; including cumulative effects assessment, social impact assessment, Indigenous led assessment, risk assessment, climate change, and gender-based assessment. The second part provides jurisdictional reviews of the European Union, the US National Environmental Policy Act, recent assessment reforms in Canada, EIA in developing economies, and the EIA context in England. By providing a succinct outline of process followed by in-depth illustrations of approaches, methods and tools, and case studies, this book will be essential for students, scholars, and practitioners of Environmental Impact Assessment"--

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.

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.

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: 130
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105012431404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk Assessment and Management Handbook for Environmental Health and Safety Professionals Book Review:

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 Cumulative Impact Assessment

Handbook of Cumulative Impact Assessment
Author: Jill A.E. Blakley,Daniel M. Franks
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-05-28
ISBN 10: 1783474025
ISBN 13: 9781783474028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This important Handbook is an essential guide to the state-of-the-art concepts, debates and innovative practices in the field of cumulative impact assessment. It helps to strengthen the foundations of this challenging field, identify key issues demanding solutions and summarize recent trends in forward progress, particularly through the use of illustrative case examples.

Environmental Risk Assessment

Environmental Risk Assessment
Author: Ian Lerche,Walter Glaesser
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2007-04-03
ISBN 10: 354029709X
ISBN 13: 9783540297093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Risk Assessment Book Review:

This book explores environmental and human risk problems caused by contamination, from the perspective of real world applications with quantitative procedures. It includes risk methods for environmental problems where data are sparse or fuzzy, and incorporates political, social and economic considerations in determining directions of remediation solutions for environmental contaminant problems. It highlights the impact of contaminants on human health – sometimes fatal - and the anthropogenic exacerbation of natural processes.

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

Environmental Impact Assessment Book Review:

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.

Practitioner s Handbook of Risk Management for Water Wastewater Systems

Practitioner   s Handbook of Risk Management for Water   Wastewater Systems
Author: Gordon Graham,Paul Fuller
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2021-11-24
ISBN 10: 1000478289
ISBN 13: 9781000478280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practitioner s Handbook of Risk Management for Water Wastewater Systems Book Review:

Real risk management is predicated on the eventuality of human erraticism and therefore necessitates the design of resilient systems, such as control measures, policies, procedures, processes, rules, checklists, and protocols, to protect organizations against unpredictability. However, these systems aren’t enough to prevent tragedies, they must be paired with an organizational culture that drives employee understanding, adherence, questioning, and enforcement of these systems. Success is conditioned on this interdependent relationship, meaning employees do the right thing, the right way every time, as they unequivocally support the underlying rationale of their organizational systems, mission, and purpose. This dynamic, inculcated way of thinking is intrinsic to high-reliability organizations and should be the aspiration of all executives, managers, and supervisors. Authors Gordon Graham and Paul Fuller impart a wide range of practical information on resilient systems- as these thoughtfully designed protocols, kept up-to-date and properly implemented, serve to minimize organizational risk in the water and wastewater industry. Features: Offers guidance for organizations to maximize service, enhance safety, and minimize liability. Presents fundamental background on risk, systems, risk management, as well as factors leading to industrial tragedies and how to avoid or mitigate them. Includes practical examples to demonstrate the necessary steps to transform a water facility into a highly reliable and safe organization. Centering on organizational risk management, Practitioner’s Handbook of Risk Management for Water & Wastewater Systems provides the investigative tools for risk assessments and risk/frequency matrixes to effectively recognize and prioritize the thousands of risks facing professionals working in the water and wastewater industry today.

Handbook of Environmental Impact Assessment

Handbook of Environmental Impact Assessment
Author: ARJUN. KUMAR A. RATHI
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-05
ISBN 10: 9781527566644
ISBN 13: 1527566641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Environmental Impact Assessment Book Review:

Due to rapid economic growth and enhancing employment opportunities, manufacturing and infrastructural projects play a vital role, especially in developing nations. Even though voluminous literature is available on environmental impact assessment (EIA), guidelines on conducting good quality assessments are lacking. It may be recognized that good EIA reports can only facilitate government decision making with sustainability considerations. The book is the result of the review of more than 150 EIA reports and the analysis of shortcomings observed by the author. It will serve to bridge the gap in the limited understanding of EIA concepts by practitioners and practical aspects by fresh graduates. The book describes the output and salient features of a good quality EIA report and case studies to facilitate professionals preparing and appraising these reports. It will be of immense use to environment ministries, EIA practitioners, EIA appraisal authorities, project proponents, academics, and NGOs, especially in the emerging economies.

Handbook of Environmental Impact Assessment

Handbook of Environmental Impact Assessment
Author: Judith Petts
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:874307266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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

Handbook of Ecological Indicators for Assessment of Ecosystem Health Book Review:

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

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

A Handbook of Environmental Toxicology Book Review:

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.

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

Risk Communication Book Review:

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.

Environmental Risk Assessment

Environmental Risk Assessment
Author: Ted Simon
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2019-12-06
ISBN 10: 1000754111
ISBN 13: 9781000754117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Risk Assessment Book Review:

The purpose of risk assessment is to support science-based decisions about how to solve complex societal problems. Indeed, the problems humankind faces in the 21st century have many social, political, and technical complexities. Environmental risk assessment in particular is of increasing importance as health and safety regulations grow and become more complicated. Environmental Risk Assessment: A Toxicological Approach, 2nd Edition looks at various factors relating to exposure and toxicity, human health, and risk. In addition to the original chapters being updated and expanded upon, four new chapters discuss current software and platforms that have recently been developed and provide examples of risk characterizations and scenarios. Features: Introduces the science of risk assessment—past, present, and future Provides environmental sampling data for conducting practice risk assessments Considers how bias and conflict of interest affect science-based decisions in the 21st century Includes fully worked examples, case studies, discussion questions, and suggestions for additional reading Discusses new software and computational platforms that have developed since the first edition Aimed at the next generation of risk assessors and students who need to know more about developing, conducting, and interpreting risk assessments, the book delivers a comprehensive view of the field, complete with sufficient background to enable readers to probe for themselves the science underlying the key issues in environmental risk.

Environmental Health and Hazard Risk Assessment

Environmental Health and Hazard Risk Assessment
Author: Louis Theodore,R. Ryan Dupont
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 636
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN 10: 1439868883
ISBN 13: 9781439868881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Environmental Health and Hazard Risk Assessment: Principles and Calculations explains how to evaluate and apply environmental health and hazard risk assessment calculations in a variety of real-life settings. Using a wealth of examples and case studies, the book helps readers develop both a theoretical understanding and a working knowledge of the principles of health, safety, and accident management. Learn the Fundamentals of Health, Safety, and Accident Management The book takes a pragmatic approach to risk assessment, identifying problems and outlining solutions. Organized into four parts, the text: Presents an overview of the history of environmental health and hazard problems, legal considerations, and emergency planning and response Tackles the broad subject of health risk assessment, discussing toxicology, exposure, and health risk characterization Examines hazard risk assessment in significant detail—from problem identification, probability, consequence, and characterization of hazards/accidents to the fundamentals of applicable statistics theory Uses case studies to demonstrate the applications and calculations of risk analysis for real systems Incorporate Health and Safety in Process Design The book assumes only a basic background in physics, chemistry, and mathematics, making it suitable for students and those new to the field. It is also a valuable reference for practicing engineers, scientists, technicians, technical managers, and others tasked with ensuring that plant and equipment operations meet applicable standards and regulations. A clear and comprehensive resource, this book offers guidance for those who want to reduce or eliminate the environmental health effects and accidents that can result in loss of life, materials, and property.

Environmental Site Assessment Phase I

Environmental Site Assessment Phase I
Author: Kathleen Hess-Kosa
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2007-11-26
ISBN 10: 9780849379673
ISBN 13: 0849379679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Site Assessment Phase I Book Review:

Extensively updated to reflect the most recent changes to the All Appropriate Inquiries Rule (the “Rule”) and the ASTM Environmental Site Assessment Standard (the “Standard”), Environmental Site Assessment Phase 1, Third Edition provides a valuable guide to the techniques of performing Phase 1 site assessment. Promoting a better understanding of the rationale and processes necessary to protect those stakeholders associated with a property, this book describes the latest methods used by leaders in the industry and emphasizes the development of an easy-to-follow investigative strategy for performing in-house assessments. Equally informative as an introduction for those new to the field and as a quick reference guide for experienced practitioners, this third edition reviews investigative tools mandated by the Rule, as well as many that are not. It presents the recommended searches pertaining to petroleum and petroleum product concerns as covered by the Standard, and expands on the hazards associated with construction. The author reviews the legal issues involved in the purchase of property and an historic overview provides context and a sense of the evolution of the field. Chapters outline the assessment process from beginning to end in an organized, step-by-step manner. The book describes investigations of the physical setting, historic usage, property and area reconnaissance, building materials, and industrial activities associated with a property. It also gives tips on interviewing, lists regulatory agencies, and considers special resources such as wetlands and buildings with historical value. Whether you are actively involved in the performance of site assessments or simply want to be better informed when purchasing property, Environmental Site Assessment Phase 1, Third Edition is an important resource on a wide range of investigative tools.

Environmental Impact Assessment Handbook

Environmental Impact Assessment Handbook
Author: Barbara Carroll,Trevor Turpin
Publsiher: Thomas Telford Services Limited
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780727735096
ISBN 13: 0727735098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Impact Assessment Handbook Book Review:

Presents the requirements to the Environmental Impact Assessment EIA procedures in the UK. This book also discusses environmental topics. It indicates methodologies for assessing effects, and describes the characteristics of selected development types.

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

Handbook of Environmental Health Volume II Book Review:

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