Decision Support Systems for Risk-Based Management of Contaminated Sites

  • Antonio Marcomini
  • Glenn Walter Suter II
  • Andrea Critto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-17
  2. Andrea Critto, Glenn W. Suter II
    Pages 1-23
  3. Silvio Giove, Adriana Brancia, F. Kyle Satterstrom, Igor Linkov
    Pages 1-21
  4. Mark S. Johnson, Marek Korcz, Katherine von Stackelberg, Bruce K. Hope
    Pages 1-19
  5. Paola Agostini, Glenn W. Suter II, Stefania Gottardo, Elisa Giubilato
    Pages 1-18
  6. Claudio Carlon, Bruce Hope, Francesca Quercia
    Pages 1-23
  7. Paola Agostini, Andrea Critto, Elena Semenzin, Antonio Marcomini
    Pages 1-20
  8. Ann Vega, Roger Argus, Tom Stockton, Paul Black, Kelly Black, Neil Stiber
    Pages 1-26
  9. Elena Semenzin, Andrea Critto, Michiel Rutgers, Antonio Marcomini
    Pages 1-33
  10. S. Thomas Purucker, Robert N. Stewart, Chris J.E. Welsh
    Pages 1-18
  11. Terry Sullivan, Boris Yatsalo, Alexandre Grebenkov, Igor Linkov
    Pages 1-18
  12. Charles A. Menzie, Pieter Booth, Sheryl A. Law, Katherine von Stackelberg
    Pages 1-30
  13. Paola Agostini, Silvia Torresan, Christian Micheletti, Andrea Critto
    Pages 1-19
  14. Stefania Gottardo, Elena Semenzin, Alex Zabeo, Antonio Marcomini
    Pages 1-20
  15. Susan B. Norton, Susan M. Cormier, Glenn W. Suter II, Kate Schofield, Lester Yuan, Patricia Shaw-Allen et al.
    Pages 1-24
  16. Russell S. Kinerson, John L. Kittle, Paul B. Duda
    Pages 1-24
  17. Chiara Mocenni, Marco Casini, Simone Paoletti, Gianmarco Giordani, Pierluigi Viaroli, José-Manuel Zaldívar Comenges
    Pages 1-24
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 1-9

About this book


Decision Support Systems for Risk-Based Management of Contaminated Sites addresses decision making in environmental risk management for contaminated sites, focusing on the potential role of decision support systems in informing the management of chemical pollutants and their effects. Considering the environmental relevance and the financial impacts of contaminated sites all over the post-industrialized countries and the complexity of decision making in environmental risk management, decision support systems can be used by decision makers in order to have a more structured analysis of a problem at hand and define possible options of intervention to solve the problem.

Accordingly, the book provides an analysis of the main steps and tools for the development of decision support systems, namely: environmental risk assessment, decision analysis, spatial analysis and geographic information system, indicators and endpoints. Sections are dedicated to the review of decision support systems for contaminated land management and for inland and coastal waters management. Both include discussions of management problem formulation and of the application of specific decision support systems.

This book is a valuable support for environmental risk managers and for decision makers involved in a sustainable management of contaminated sites, including contaminated lands, river basins and coastal lagoons. Furthermore, it is a basic tool for the environmental scientists who gather data and perform assessments to support decisions, developers of decision support systems, students of environmental science and members of the public who wish to understand the assessment science that supports remedial decisions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Marcomini
    • 1
  • Glenn Walter Suter II
    • 2
  • Andrea Critto
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipto. Sicenze AmbientaliUniversità Ca¿ Foscari di VeneziaVeniceItaly
  2. 2.National Ctr. Environmental AssessmentU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyCincinnatiU.S.A.
  3. 3.Dipto. Sicenze AmbientaliUniversità Ca¿ Foscari di VeneziaVeniceItaly

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