Search for dissertations about: "risk assessment and risk reduction measures"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 32 swedish dissertations containing the words risk assessment and risk reduction measures.

  1. 1. Essays in Environmental Management and Economics: Public Health, Risk and Strategic Environmental Assessment

    Author : Daniel Slunge; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; risk; risk perception; public health; strategic environmental assessment; institutions; governance; willingness to pay; protective behaviour; vector-borne diseases; ticks; TBE; tick-borne encephalitis; Lyme borreliosis; climate change;

    Abstract : Abstract Current large-scale environmental and climate change leads to the emergence of new and potentially dramatic risks for individuals and societies. The welfare costs associated with these risks largely depend on our ability to take them into account in decision-making and adapt to new circumstances. READ MORE

  2. 2. When water becomes a threat : Risk assessment and risk management plans for floods and drinking water in Swedish practice

    Author : Viveca Norén; Kevin Bishop; Beatrice Hedelin; Lars Nyberg; Sven Halldin; Kurt Petersen; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Flood; Drinking water supply; Risk management; Risk assessment; Flood risk management plan FRMP ; Integrated flood management IFM ; Tools and methods; Practice compared to theory; Sweden; Municipalities; Interview study; Document study; Earth Science with specialization in Environmental Analysis; Geovetenskap med inriktning mot miljöanalys;

    Abstract : Water is an essential but vulnerable resource. A shortage of good quality drinking water is a threat to human health and society as a whole. Abundance of water in the form of floods can also be a serious threat which can have consequences for the drinking water supply. To reduce these risks there is a need for systematic risk reduction. READ MORE

  3. 3. Risk Assessment and Decision Support for Managing Drinking Water Systems

    Author : Andreas Lindhe; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; drinking water; risk assessment; decision analysis; water safety plan; water supply; multi-criteria decision analysis; dynamic fault tree analysis;

    Abstract : The vital importance of a reliable and safe drinking water supply makes efficient risk management necessary for water utilities. Risks must be assessed and possible risk-reduction measures evaluated to provide relevant decision support. READ MORE

  4. 4. Risk Estimation of Groundwater Drawdown in Subsidence Sensitive Areas

    Author : Jonas Sundell; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURAL SCIENCES; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; uncertainty quantification; urban hydrogeology; pore pressure reduction; subsidence; geostatistics; groundwater leakage; soft soil; groundwater drawdown; spatial variability; settlement; probabilistic; risk assessment;

    Abstract : Groundwater drawdown induced ground subsidence is a severe problem in many regions around the world. Leakage of groundwater into a sub-surface construction, resulting in drawdown and subsequent subsidence, can lead to immense damage costs on buildings and installations in urban areas. READ MORE

  5. 5. Foreign Investment Decision-Making in Transition Economies

    Author : Olga Golubeva; Julio De Castro; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; FDI; transition economy; initial motivation or reasons for FDI; capital budgeting methods and investment decision criteria; investigation of investment climate and information collection methods; risk assessment and risk reduction measures; decision-making models; case studies; survey method; Politics; Economy and the Organization of Society; Politik; ekonomi och samhällets organisering; Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning; Baltic and East European studies; investment decision criteria; Eriksson; Vattenfall; servey method; Business Administration; företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : The purpose of this project is to describe and explain the foreign investment decision process in the uncertain and turbulent environment of transition economy. By getting an in-depth understanding of how decision-making works in the environment of transition economy, the study intends to contribute to the development of business administration theory in the area of foreign investment decision-making, particularly its application in the turbulent and uncertain world. READ MORE