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Risk Engineering

Bridging Risk Analysis with Stakeholders Values

  • Adrian V. Gheorghe
  • Ralf Mock

Part of the Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality book series (TSRQ, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Ralf Mock
    Pages 1-5
  3. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Ralf Mock
    Pages 7-41
  4. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Ralf Mock
    Pages 43-59
  5. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Ralf Mock
    Pages 61-120
  6. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Ralf Mock
    Pages 121-138
  7. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Ralf Mock
    Pages 139-215
  8. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Ralf Mock
    Pages 217-240
  9. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Ralf Mock
    Pages 241-249
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 251-272

About this book

Introduction

Industrial development is essential to improvement of the standard of living in all countries. People's health and the environment can be affected, directly or indirectly by routine waste discharges or by accidents. A series of recent major industrial accidents and the effect of pollution highlighted, once again, the need for better management of routine and accidental risks. Moreover, the existence of natural hazards complicate even more the situation in any given region. In the past effort to cope with these risks, if made at all, have been largely on a plant by plant basis; some plants are well equipped to manage environmental and health hazards, while others are not. Managing the hazards of modern technological systems has become a key activity in highly industrialised countries. Decision makers are often confronted with complex issues concerning economic and social development, industrialisation and associated infrastructure needs, population and land use planning. Such issues have to be addressed in such a way that ensures that public health will not be disrupted or substantially degraded. Due to the increasing complexity of technological systems and the higher geographical density of punctual hazard sources, new methodologies and a novel approach to these problems are challenging risk managers and regional planers. Risks from these new complex technological systems are inherently different form those addressed by the risk managers for decades ago.

Keywords

Stakeholder calculus decision support fuzzy sets risk analysis sets

Authors and affiliations

  • Adrian V. Gheorghe
    • 1
  • Ralf Mock
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre of Excellence on Risk and Safety SciencesSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute for Energy TechnologySwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyZurichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-4784-2
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6010-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4784-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0443
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