Accession Number : ADA317628

Title :   Applied Risk Communication within the Corps of Engineers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER INST FOR WATER RESOURCES FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Russell, Clifford S. ; O'Grady, Kevin

PDF Url : ADA317628

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 152

Abstract : The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is encouraging, and in some cases requiring, greater use of risk-based analytical methods in evaluating the engineering and economic performance of its proposed investments. To this end, the Corps perceives a need to improve its communication of risk information among groups within the Corps and with its customers. There exists a considerable volume of literature on the subject of risk communication, but much of its advice is either unrelated to Corps concerns or is too general for applied problems. A workshop comprised of a small team of national and international experts in the field of risk communication was held in concert with Corps personnel. The workshop was conducted for the purpose of highlighting ideas, concepts, and methods of risk communication and discussing the bearing on conventional application of such approaches to Corps practices. This workshop and review was conducted as part of the Corps Risk Analysis For Water Resources Investments Research Program, managed by the Institute For Water Resources.

Descriptors :   *RISK, *ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *WATER RESOURCES, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, DECISION MAKING, INVESTMENTS, INFORMATION TRANSFER, ECONOMIC IMPACT, WATER QUALITY, CIVIL ENGINEERING, WORKSHOPS, WATER SUPPLIES, COMMUNITY RELATIONS.

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE