Groundwater Contamination: Technical Analysis and Social Decision Making

  1. Nathan Buras
  1. R. Allen Freeze

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/SP048p0146

Reflections on Hydrology: Science and Practice

Reflections on Hydrology: Science and Practice

How to Cite

Freeze, R. A. (1997) Groundwater Contamination: Technical Analysis and Social Decision Making, in Reflections on Hydrology: Science and Practice (ed N. Buras), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.. doi: 10.1029/SP048p0146

Author Information

  1. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 2B4, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875908748

Online ISBN: 9781118668085

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Keywords:

  • Hydrology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Waste Management

  • Participants in an Adversarial Environment

  • Decision Theory

  • The Adversarial Decision Process

  • The Value of Clean Water

  • The Value of Life

  • Acceptable Risk

  • Risk Perception And Risk Aversion

  • Uncertainty

  • Human Error

  • Risk-Based Engineering Design

  • Regulatory Issues

  • Economic Issues

  • Equity And Justice

  • Conflict

  • Ethical Issues

  • Crime

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgements