Accession Number : ADA319561

Title :   Incorporating Risk and Uncertainty into Environmental Evaluation. An Annotated Bibliography.

Corporate Author : GREELEY-POLHEMUS GROUP INC WEST CHESTER PA

Personal Author(s) : Yoe, Charles E.

PDF Url : ADA319561

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 203

Abstract : This report was prepared to provide assistance to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) in beginning to assess risk and uncertainty in the evaluation of environmental investments. The literature review presented in this report was developed as an initial effort for the 'Incorporating Risk and Uncertainty into Environmental Evaluation' work unit of the Corps' Evaluation of Environmental Investments Research Program (EEIRP). The products of the EEIRP provide Corps planners with methodologies and techniques to aid in developing supportable environmental restoration and mitigation projects and plans. This literature review is primarily for Corps personnel, but it has two audiences. It serves as both a primer on the generic risk analysis literature that will help planners find the tools they need to do risk analysis, as well as a gateway to help more experienced personnel find their way into the environmental resource risk analysis literature. The first task in this research was to review the Corps' existing risk analysis guidance to determine how it may be useful in crafting the future development of risk and uncertainty analysis guidelines for evaluating environmental investments. The review begins with an introduction to the concept of ecosystem restoration. To provide a contextual approach to the review, the generic notion of uncertainty is considered in the ecosystem restoration planning process. A taxonomy of uncertainty is offered as a starting point for understanding the types and sources of uncertainty encountered in environmental resources planning.

Descriptors :   *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, *INSTALLATION RESTORATION, *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, TEST AND EVALUATION, SOURCES, UNCERTAINTY, RISK, INVESTMENTS, LITERATURE SURVEYS, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, PLANNING, DOCUMENTS, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, GUIDANCE, INSTRUCTIONS, TAXONOMY.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE