Risk-Based Decision Making in Water Resources VII

by Yacov Y. Haimes, Dir.; Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems, Thornton Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA,
David A. Moser, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
Eugene Z. Stakhiv, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-7844-0168-2 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0168-3 (ISBN-10), 1996, Soft Cover, Pg. 450

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Conference information: Seventh Conference | Santa Barbara, California, United States | October 8-13, 1995

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


This volume, Risk-Based Decision Making in Water Resources VII, comprises edited papers from the proceedings of the Seventh Engineering Foundation Conference held in Santa Barbara, California on October 8-13, 1995. Participants from government, industry, and universities shared their knowledge and experience in the rapidly growing field of risk-based decision making in water resources. Although many of the topics and lingering issues were addressed in at least one or more of the previous six conferences, a sense of maturity prevailed during the five days of intensive sessions. Legislative initiatives and risk assessment, climate change, maintenance and rehabilitation, reliability of physical infrastructure, and risk of extreme events were among the main topics that dominated the discussion. Intensive brainstorming sessions revealed what many participants have already known. As we succeed in developing theory and methodology in risk assessment and management and apply them to water resources problems, much more remains to be addressed in future conferences and research.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Decision making | Risk management | Management methods | Government | Industries | Colleges and universities | Legislation


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