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Convergent Leadership-Divergent Exposures

Climate Change, Resilience, Vulnerabilities, and Ethics

  • Provides knowledge to make competent decisions to address risks and hazards

  • Presents case studies

  • Suggests solutions under the form of healthy, rational, and quantitative methodological approaches

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Introduction

    • Franco Oboni, Cesar H. Oboni
    Pages 1-16
  3. State of Affairs

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 17-17
    2. Mankind, Risks and Planning

      • Franco Oboni, Cesar H. Oboni
      Pages 19-51
    3. The Context of Divergence

      • Franco Oboni, Cesar H. Oboni
      Pages 53-81
  4. Divergent Exposures, the Public and Ethics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 83-83
    2. Business-as-Usual Versus Divergent Hazards

      • Franco Oboni, Cesar H. Oboni
      Pages 85-100
  5. Convergent Assessment of Exposures

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 131-131
    2. System Definition in a Convergent Platform

      • Franco Oboni, Cesar H. Oboni
      Pages 133-152
    3. Comprehensive Hazard Identification

      • Franco Oboni, Cesar H. Oboni
      Pages 153-178
    4. Defining Probabilities of Events

      • Franco Oboni, Cesar H. Oboni
      Pages 179-197
    5. Evaluating Consequences

      • Franco Oboni, Cesar H. Oboni
      Pages 199-208
  6. Tactical and Strategic Planning for Convergent/Divergent Reality

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 209-209
    2. Tolerance and Acceptability

      • Franco Oboni, Cesar H. Oboni
      Pages 211-231
    3. Convergent Risk Assessment for Divergent Exposures

      • Franco Oboni, Cesar H. Oboni
      Pages 233-246
    4. Defining Manageable-Unmanageable and Strategic Risk

      • Franco Oboni, Cesar H. Oboni
      Pages 247-266
  7. Convergent Assessment for Divergent Exposures: Case Studies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 267-267
    2. Objectives of the Case Studies

      • Franco Oboni, Cesar H. Oboni
      Pages 269-272
    3. Case Study 1: Railroad RR

      • Franco Oboni, Cesar H. Oboni
      Pages 273-297

About this book

This book aims, through its chapters, at providing the knowledge to make competent decisions, convince peers or top management to take appropriate action, or beat out the competition for climate adaptation measures including adjustments for design and operations. Topics discussed include business-as-usual vs. divergence; the effects of public pressure on corporate, industrial and government decision making; techniques for gathering the proper information to assess risks and hazards; the importance determining risk tolerance thresholds; the difference between tolerable risks, intolerable ones that benefit from mitigation and those that require strategic shifts; why common practice approaches such as FMEA, and risk matrices are inadequate in today’s world and do not help ensure infrastructural and systemic resilience and sustainability.

Case histories and three complete case studies that can be adapted to any industry or project walk the reader step by step from client request to recommendations and conditions of validity. The ultimate aim is to understand how to reduce risks to tolerable and societally acceptable levels while simultaneously creating sustainable and ethical systems.

Keywords

  • Risk Management
  • Extreme weather
  • Laotian dam collapse
  • satellite hazard observation
  • Carbon Disclosure Project

Authors and Affiliations

  • Oboni Riskope Associates Inc., Vancouver, Canada

    Franco Oboni, Cesar H. Oboni

About the authors

Dr. Franco Oboni is a Civil Engineer with over 40 years of experience and has specialized in Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) for over 30 years. He leads Riskope, a Vancouver-based practice active internationally providing advice on QRA, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and risk-informed decision-making support. His clients include Global 1000 companies, large insurance companies, natural resource entities (mining companies, forestry, etc.), railroads, wharves, governments, and suppliers. He consults on risk and crisis mitigation projects, risk and security audits and geo-environmental hazard mitigation studies on four continents. He has authored over fifty papers and has co-authored several books. He delivers customized seminars (in English, French, Italian and Spanish) to industrial audiences world-wide. He was co-recipient of the Italian Canadian Chamber of Commerce (Canada West) 2010 Innovation Award.

Cesar H. Oboni has been involved in risk analyses and reviews for numerous facilities and organizations, communities, mining companies (coal mining, gold, copper and zinc mining), military bodies, and transportation entities, including “at perpetuity” projects. In addition to his activities in Risk Assessment and Optimum Risk Estimates, he has been very active in the analysis of special and emerging risks, co-authoring a report on Cyber-defense at national scale for an European country. Cesar analyses and prioritizes residual risk of mining infrastructures, tailings and water treatment plants. His clients include Fortune 500 companies, large mining corporations, UN/UNDP, transportation and military bodies. César is the author of more than 35 papers published in the proceedings of international conferences and symposiums. He is the co-author several books. He was co-recipient of the 2010 ICCC, the Italian Canadian Chamber of Commerce (Canada West) Innovation Award.

Janis A. Shandro (Contributor) works and researches on a range of topics associated with community and occupational health, safety development and security. She has broad experience across diverse sectors in the areas of effective risk management, strategic health and development investments, and monitoring and evaluation approaches. She has successfully supported the adoption of improved health, safety and social performance in challenging and unique settings as well as developed and implemented a range of programs and capacity building efforts for diverse target groups. Dr. Shandro is specialized in identifying and managing social, health, safety and security risks associated with large-scale development projects, incidents and emergency scenarios. She has a proven track record of working collaboratively with communities, governments (Indigenous and non), international organizations, multilateral development banks, academic institutions and the private sector in developing and developed nations. Her projects include health/social impact assessment; health and safety; indigenous health; the health and social performance of the global development sector; climate change and health; international performance standards, requirements and safeguard policies; resettlement/ livelihood restoration.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Convergent Leadership-Divergent Exposures

  • Book Subtitle: Climate Change, Resilience, Vulnerabilities, and Ethics

  • Authors: Franco Oboni, Cesar H. Oboni

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74930-9

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-74929-3

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-74932-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-74930-9

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVI, 351

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 87 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Monitoring, Natural Hazards, Geoengineering

Buying options

eBook USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-74930-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)