American Society of Civil Engineers

Risk-Based Decision Making in Water Resources V

by Yacov Y. Haimes, (editor), M.ASCE, (Prof., Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA), David A. Moser, (editor), (Inst. of Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Ft. Belvoir, VA), and Eugene Z. Stakhiv, (editor), M.ASCE, (Planner, Inst. of Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers, Ft. Belvoir, VA)
New York, NY: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-87262-899-1 / 0-87262-899-X (print), 1992, 395 pp., ISSN: 1063-5076     (Barcode: RMI MK31543, 796865744)

Conference information: Fifth Conference; November 3-8, 1991, Santa Barbara, California, United States

ASCE sponsor: Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI)

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Document type: Books - Conference Proceedings
Abstract: This proceedings, Risk-Based Decision Making in Water Resources V, contains edited papers presented at the Fifth Engineering Foundation Conference held in Santa Barbara, California on November 3-8, 1991. During the Conference there was a growing sense of the need for a stronger theoretical and methodological foundation to deal with risk of extreme and catastrophic events. Emerging issues such as the possibility of global climate change, the safety of dams under extreme hydrologic conditions, the protection of lives and properties from catastrophic natural hazards, the protection of our groundwater and surface water resources from major contamination by toxic and hazardous materials, and the nationwide state of deterioration of our water resources and other public works infrastructure linger and call for more, concerted effort in addressing them.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Decision making
Risk management
Water resources