Net risk analysis; a water resources application

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Authors:Waterstone, Marvin
Author Affiliations:Primary:
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, United States
Volume Title:AAG program abstracts 1983
Volume Authors:Swann, Michael M., compiler; Swann, Patricia Lambert; Lonsdale, Richard E.
Source:Abstracts, Annual Meeting - Association of American Geographers, Vol.1983, p.10; Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, CO, April 24-27, 1983, compiled by Michael M. Swann, Patricia Lambert Swann and Richard E. Lonsdale. Publisher: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC, United States. ISSN: 0197-1700
Publication Date:1983
Note:In English
Summary:Risk analysis plays a key role in the allocation of resources to deal with environmental problems. In the case of pollution of potable groundwater supplies by toxic chemicals, risk analysis is used both to set priorities for clean-up of improper disposal sites, and in the process of siting new hazardous waste management facilities. The results of a two year study of groundwater pollution problems in southern New Jersey indicate that the usual risk analysis procedures provide only rough guidelines to policy makers. Net risk analysis (which accounts for physical aspects of the threat plus the economic, social and political parameters of potentioal response) allows a much refined assessment, and a more efficient allocation of resources.
Subjects:Drinking water; Evaluation; Ground water; Pollution; Risk assessment; Water management; Water resources
Record ID:2008096400
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