Environmental Decision Making Involving Multiple Stakeholders
The management of environmental programs often involves several stakeholders with diverse, and often conflicting, concerns. In the United States, the National Research Council has recommended the use of an analytic/deliberative decision-making process for environmental restoration decisions that involve multiple stakeholders. This work implements this process by using the results of risk assessment and multiattribute utility analysis for each stakeholder to guide the deliberation. Based on the preferences of each stakeholder as revealed by the analysis, a number of proposals are prepared for consideration by the stakeholders during the deliberation. These proposals are the starting point for the formulation of actual recommendations by the group. In our case study, these recommendations included new remedial action alternatives that were created by the stakeholders after an extensive discussion of the detailed analytical results.
KeywordsImpact Category Prefer Alternative Tentative Conclusion Site Owner Soil Vapor Extraction
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