Title: How to measure uncertainties in environmental risk assessment. 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2008 
Availability: Trac-Trends in Analytical Chemistry 27(4), 377-385 
Author 1/Producer: Darbra R. M. 
Other Authors/Producers: Eijarrat E., Barcelo D. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Publisher: Elsevier 
Article Weblink (=direct link): http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6V ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Water resources and their management -->River basin management
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Long description: Environmental risk assessment is increasinglyused in decision-making process to minimize the effects of human activities on the environment. However, environmental data is often vague and imprecise, introducing an element of uncertainty into this form of assessment. This uncertainty may have two origins – randomness and incompleteness - and this paper discusses two means by which these can be overcome, namely probability theory and fuzzy logic. Examples of their application to environmental risk assessment are provided. 
Link to Project(s): AQUATERRA Integrated modelling of the river-sediment-soil-groundwater system; advanced tools for the management of catchment areas and river basins in the context of global change
Submitted By: Dr Antony Chapman WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 28/04/2009

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