Scientific and engineering improvement of environmental risk management

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Abstract

Efficient environmental risk management applies the best available management tools, i.e., legislation, assessment and monitoring, risk assessment and risk reduction. The continuous improvement and integration of these methodologies into the management process leads to a dynamic management system. The identification of bottlenecks and actually missing tools, as well as innovations to fulfill knowledge gaps are the key factors of developing the methodology of environmental management and increasing sustainability of inhabiting and using the environment by humans. Some of the bottlenecks of the system and the obstacles in the way of innovations are discussed in this chapter. The target, the concept and maximum knowledge are the essence of an efficient management activity, which includes the ability of identifying and placing the problem into the right legal, managerial and technical positions, and also knowing and selecting the most appropriate management tools. The topic is discussed with a focus on environmental risk management.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management
Subtitle of host publication1. Environmental Deterioration and Contamination - Problems and their Management
PublisherCRC Press
Pages381-429
Number of pages49
ISBN (Electronic)9781315778785
ISBN (Print)9781138001541
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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Gruiz, K. (2014). Scientific and engineering improvement of environmental risk management. In Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management: 1. Environmental Deterioration and Contamination - Problems and their Management (pp. 381-429). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/b17102