Earth and Planetary Sciences » Geology and Geophysics

Risk Assessment

Edited by Valentina Svalova, ISBN 978-953-51-3799-3, Print ISBN 978-953-51-3798-6, 384 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published February 28, 2018 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68673
Edited Volume

Risk assessment is one of the main parts of complex systematic research of natural and man-made hazards and risks together with the concepts of risk analysis, risk management, acceptable risk, and risk reduction. It is considered as the process of making a recommendation on whether existing risks are acceptable and present risk control measures are adequate, and if they are not, whether alternative risk control measures are justified or will be implemented. Risk assessment incorporates the risk analysis and risk evaluation phases. Risk management is considered as the complete process of risk assessment, risk control, and risk reduction. The book reflects on the state-of-the-art problems and addresses the risk assessment to establish the criteria for ranking risk posed by different types of natural or man-made hazards and disasters, to quantify the impact that hazardous event or process has on population and structures, and to enhance the strategies for risk reduction and avoiding.