First Book on NATECH Risk Assessment and Management Published
Authored by: Elisabeth Krausmann, Ana Maria Cruz and Ernesto Salzano
Natech Risk Assessment and Management: Reducing the Risk of Natural-Hazard Impact on Hazardous Installations covers the entire spectrum of issues pertinent to Natech risk assessment and management. After a thorough introduction of the topic that includes definitions of terms, authors Krausmann, Cruz, and Salzano discuss various examples of international frameworks and provide a detailed view of the implementation of Natech Risk Management in the EU and OECD. There is a dedicated chapter on natural-hazard prediction and measurement from an engineering perspective, as well as a consideration of the impact of climate change on Natech risk. The authors also discuss selected Natech accidents, including recent examples, and provide specific 'lessons learned' from each, as well as an analysis of all essential elements of Natech risk assessment, such as plant layout, substance hazards, and equipment vulnerability.
The final section of the book is dedicated to the reduction of Natech risk, including structural and organizational prevention and mitigation measures, as well as early warning issues and emergency foreword planning.
You can see more details at: http://store.elsevier.com/product.jsp?isbn=9780128038079
The book can now be ordered at a reduced price.
Among the authors is Dr. Ana Maria Cruz who is a Professor at the Research Center for Disaster Reduction Systems, Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Japan.