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Environmental Decision-Making: The Role of Scientists, Engineers and the Public

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Edited By: Ronnie Harding

382 pages, Figs

Federation Press

Paperback | Jan 1998 | #86264 | ISBN: 1862872791
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This book focuses on the interaction of environmental engineers and scientists with key stakeholders aaC--" government, industry, the public and community groups aaC--" and on the interface between the technical inputs to environmental decision-making and the socio-political context in which decisions are made. Effective professional scientists and engineers need to understand this context aaC--" the socially-derived factors which influence the fate of their input to decision-making aaC--" as well as the social and values-based components of their professional practice that in turn influence its interpretation. Each chapter evaluates a stage in the process of decision-making and there are also chapters which explore conceptual themes, including 'world views', public participation, risk, professional responsibility and politics.


Contents Introduction Sustainability The decision-making 'road' Value systems & paradigms Gathering & using data Public participation Decision-making tools Uncertainty, risk & the precautionary principle Professional ethics & responsibility Political structures & institutional change Case Studies: The Port Hacking tombolo Electromagnetic fields & radiation The Ok Tedi mine Lake Pedder & the Franklin Dam References/ Index

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