Use of GIS as a supporting tool for environmental risk assessment and emergency response plans

Decision making in environmental projects is typically a complex and confusing process characterized by trade-offs between socio-political, environmental, and economic impacts. Comparative Risk Assessment (CRA) is a methodology applied to facilitate decision making when various activities compete for limited resources. CRA has become an increasingly accepted research tool and has helped to characterize environmental profiles and priorities on the regional and national level. CRA may be considered as part of the more general but as yet quite academic field of multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA). Considerable research in the area of MCDA has made available methods for applying scientific decision theoretical approaches to multi-criteria problems, but its applications, especially in environmental areas, are still limited. The papers show that the use of comparative risk assessment can provide the scientific basis for environmentally sound and cost-efficient policies, strategies, and solutions to our environmental challenges.


Analysis of public use bicycle systems from a product-service system perspective
Keskin, Duygu; Börekçi, Naz Ayşe Güzide Z.; Department of Industrial Design (2006)
Recent studies on sustainability indicate that the concept of the Product-Service System (PSS) is a promising approach to dematerialise the economy and reduce the environmental impacts of industrial activity. Considering the urban scale, mobility is one of the challenges that should be addressed and improved for a better quality of life for residents and lower pollution levels for the environment. In this respect, this study aims at analysing Public Use Bicycle (PUB) systems from a PSS perspective. Six PUB ...
An Investigation into the implementation of multi objective optimization in sustainable manufacturing: a case study from household goods industry
Gök, Gözde; Akkök, Metin; Ünver, Hakkı Özgür; Department of Mechanical Engineering (2015)
Sustainable manufacturing is defined as the creation of goods and services using processes that minimize negative environmental impacts, conserve energy, e.t.c. It is important for a manufacturing firm to measure and assess environmental impact along with three different dimensions: enterprise, process and product. Every enterprise needs to track and asses its environmental impact for accountability reasons towards its consumers, employees, society and government. It is known that immeasurable things cannot...
Application of non-market economic valuation method to value the environmental benefits of geothermal energy in monetary terms
Horasanlı, Erol; Alp, Emre; Department of Environmental Engineering (2010)
Determining environmental economic benefits of geothermal energy is difficult since there is no market for all environmental goods and services related to it. In order to determine and measure the market price of non-market goods and services, non-market valuation methods are used. Since intangible benefits do not have monetary values, non-market valuation techniques are applied to estimate them. Non-market valuation methods are important tools for policy makers in the cost and benefit analysis and environm...
Modeling Environmental Literacy of University Students
Teksöz, Gaye; Şahin, Elvan; Öztekin, Ceren (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2012-02-01)
The present study proposed an Environmental Literacy Components Model to explain how environmental attitudes, environmental responsibility, environmental concern, and environmental knowledge as well as outdoor activities related to each other. A total of 1,345 university students responded to an environmental literacy survey (Kaplowitz and Levine in Environ Educ Res 11:143-160, 2005). The structural equation model revealed that high levels of environmental knowledge stimulate a university student's concern,...
Perfect metamaterial absorber for applications in sustainable and high-efficiency solar cells
Rufangura, Patrick; Sabah, Cumali (SPIE-Intl Soc Optical Eng, 2018-04-01)
The current state of energy is characterized by complex challenges in production processes and environmental issues. With the world population continuing to multiply faster and the globalization process, additional energy production is needed to meet future demands. Solar energy is one of the best sustainable energy resources, which is expected to play a vital role in this scenario. One of the best techniques to harvest this resource is through solar photovoltaic technology, which produces electricity direc...
Citation Formats
S. Girgin, K. Ünlü, and Ü. Yetiş, Use of GIS as a supporting tool for environmental risk assessment and emergency response plans. 2004, p. 274.