The Sociocultural Context of Coping with Risk and Uncertainty

by Evan Vlachos, Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, CO, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Risk-Based Decision Making in Water Resources


In the context of the present conference, selected points will be underscored about the centrality of risk and uncertainty in contemporary society, aspects of judgment and decision making, social dimensions of risk assessment and risk management, and the sociocultural context of choice. Finally, the implications of risk and uncertainty for decision making and managing for 'reality' are discussed. Refs.

Subject Headings: Social factors | Risk management | Uncertainty principles | Decision making | Water resources | Resource management

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