Valentina Svalova

Sergeev Institute of Environment Geoscience, Russian Academy of Sciences

Graduated from Moscow State University, Mechanical-Mathematical Faculty. Ph.D. (Physical-Mathematical Sciences), 1975. Thesis “Mechanical-Mathematical Modelling of the Lithosphere Geodynamics”. Leading Scientist, Head of International Projects Department of Sergeev Institute of Environmental Geoscience, Russian Academy of Sciences. Scientific research fields: Mechanical-mathematical modelling in geology, geothermal investigations, computer modelling, geothermal energy use, paleoclimate changes and reconstruction, sustainable development, environmental problems decision, natural hazards, landslides, risk analysis. More than 400 scientific publications. Results of research were presented at more than 100 International Scientific Conferences and Congresses in more than 50 countries. Member of International and Scientific Organizations: International Geothermal Association (IGA). IGA Board of Directors . President of Geothermal Energy Society (GES) of Russia. Associate Member of the International Informatization Academy. IAMG (International Association for Mathematical Geosciences). Scientific Secretary of Geothermal Council of Russia, Russian Academy of Sciences. ICL (International Consortium on Landslides). ICL BoR (International Consortium on Landslides, Board of Representatives). International Best Paper Award “PRESSZVANIE”, nomination “Clean Energy”, 2015.

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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.

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