Practice of Risk Analysis in the Private Sector

by Catalino B. Cecilio, Pacific & Gas Electric Co, San, Francisco, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Risk-Based Decision Making in Water Resources


Although risk-analysis is currently gaining acceptance in the decision process among engineers involved in public safety of water resources projects, the 'state-of-the-art' tool is still difficult to apply. This paper discusses the method of risk analysis used in the private sector as it pertains to dam safety.

Subject Headings: Risk management | Private sector | Water resources | Public health and safety | Public participation | Project management | Accidents | Dam safety

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