This book focuses on topics that received little attention until now, like economic aspects of disasters and land use planning as a mitigation tool. It looks at risks in a comprehensive way, and considers risks not just as a technical, social, political or economic matter, but rather as originating and challenging the various disciplines. The volume also leaves room for more traditional issues, like risk perception, and environmental risk assessment of pollutants, plants, and new substances introduced in the market.
The book is divided in four parts: (i) Emergency preparedness: from contingency plans to crisis management; (ii) Environment and public health: looking for new risk assessment tools; (iii) Embedding social and economic perspectives into risk assessment and management; and (iv) Risk mitigation criteria in land use planning and critical infrastructures sitting and design.
The book is particularly of interest to scientists in engineering, physics, medicine, biology, social sciences focusing on risk aspects, risk analysis, and risk assessment.
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