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Title: Principles of Risk Analysis for Water Resources
Authors: Yoe, Charles E.
Moser, David A.
Harper, Brian.
Keywords: Risk
Risk assessment
Decision making
Water resources development
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Institute for Water Resources.
Abstract: The purpose of this manual is to articulate for USACE and all of its stakeholders the risk analysis process used by USACE in its Civil Works program. The primary audience for this manual is the workforce of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Its secondary audiences include those affected by the Civil Works program as well as those who work closely with USACE in support of their mission. This manual is intended to help its audiences to: • Describe the need to manage project risks throughout the entire project life cycle. • Distinguish between risks of loss and risks of potential gain. • Differentiate knowledge uncertainty from natural variability. • Identify the major components of the USACE risk management framework. • Discuss some of the specific challenges associated with risk communication. • Discuss the four steps that comprise a risk assessment. • List several examples of qualitative and quantitative risk assessment tools. • Identify the key components of a risk-informed planning process. • Use risk information to better inform the USACE decision-making processes. The contents of this manual represent the latest evolution of thought on the USACE approach to risk analysis. That thinking can be expected to change in the future as the discipline of risk analysis continues to evolve.
Description: IWR Report
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 298 pages / 5.05 MB
Types of Materials: PDF
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