Introduction: The Risk Management Process

  • Richard M. Stern
Part of the Technology, Risk, and Society book series (RISKGOSO, volume 11)


The management of the environment as a resource for health is a basic task that is placed high on the political agenda of countries in Europe. The WHO Regional Office for Europe has considered the process of risk assessment as central to issues of environment and health for a number of years. This process is especially relevant now to promoting sustainability and preventive planning, only recently recognized as essential to development in the new Europe, the face of which is being modified by dramatic political changes in the central and eastern part of the Region.


Risk Assessment Risk Management Public Participation Risk Communication Political Agenda 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

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