Risk-Based Decision Making in Water Resources

by Yacov Y. Haimes, (F.ASCE), Prof.; Case Western Reserve Univ., Systems Engrg. Dept., 612 Crawford Hall, Cleveland, OH 44106,
Eugene Z. Stakhiv, (Aff.M.ASCE), Policy Analyst; Corps of Engrs., Inst. for Water Resources, Casey Bldg.—WRSC-1WR, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-575-4 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-575-3 (ISBN-10), 1986, Soft Cover, Pg. 339

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Conference information: An Engineering Foundation Conference | Santa Barbara, California, United States | November 3-5, 1985

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


This book includes papers presented at the Engineering Foundation conference on Risk-Based Decision Making in Water Resources and at a session at the ASCE National Convention in Boston. The papers deal with the application of risk analysis to a diversity of water resources problems. Current risk-assessment issues confronting water resources planners and areas of uncertainty are evaluated. Requirements and procedures currently promoted by engineers in federal and state water resources agencies are identified. Decision analysis methods and/or models that can explicitly incorporate risk preferences are reviewed and identified. Dam safety, flood control, environmental impacts, and social aspects of water resources planning and management are covered.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Risk management | Decision making | Resource management | Uncertainty principles | Federal government | Dam safety | Floods


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