Risk analysis is broadly defined to include risk assessment, risk characterization, risk communication, risk management, and policy relating to risk. Our interests include risks to human health and the environment, both built and natural. We consider threats from physical, chemical, and biological agents and from a variety of human activities as well as natural events. We analyze risks of concern to individuals, to public- and private-sector organizations, and to society at various geographic scales. Our membership is multidisciplinary and international. Learn more.
Nominations of qualified experts are sought in a number of environmental and human health-related fields. These nominations should be submitted by December 19, 2014, and new appointees will begin work in spring of 2015.
Risk specialists Paul Slovic, Peter Sandman, and Igor Linkov commented on managing the risk and the uncertainty surrounding what is known – and not known – in the current situation.
Two NAP releases from fall of 2014 discuss creating cultures of safety in academic chemical research laboratories and in the nuclear power industry, respectively. Both works were inspired by real-world events.
In response to recent events involving water-based hazards, such as the Elk River (West Virginia) chemical spill and the Oso (Washington) mudslide, this September 12, 2014, briefing on Capitol Hill discussed the relationship between information and risk mitigation.
The SRA-National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC) co-hosted this workshop on adaptive management in governmental decision-making, a collaboration between SRA-NCAC, George Washington University Law School, the USDA Risk Forum, and the Environmental Law Institute.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the third (2014) edition of its report on “Climate Change Indicators in the United States.” Free copies of the report, with data on 30 indicators, are now available in print and online.
The 24th conference of the Society for Risk Analysis-Europe will be held in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The deadline for submission of abstracts and symposia is January 20, 2015.
The Penn Program on Regulation (PPR) at the University of Pennsylvania Law School announces the launch of an international initiative to identify the attributes of a best-in-class regulator. The project team solicits your input.
The organization’s flagship journal now provides expanded coverage through its book review feature, which offers a forum for a variety of types of reviews, from short snapshots to longer in-depth reviews.
The November 13 seminar, held on the Rutgers University campus, was organized in cooperation with the International Society of Exposure Science Tri-State Chapter.
The recent seminar series, entitled “Studies on Impact of Natural Gas Extraction from Marcellus Shale on Water Resources,” featured six presentations by researchers focusing on the development of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in this area.
Ortwin Renn discusses his goals and accomplishments during his year as president, in particular in enhancing SRA's international "footprint." The 2015 Fourth World Congress on Risk in Singapore (which will open on July 19) contributes to this purpose.
Tom Beer, President of SRA-Australia/New Zealand (SRA-ANZ), reports that the group’s annual conference was held in Palmerston North, New Zealand, on August 26-28, 2014, with the theme “Risk Beyond the Numbers.”
SRA-LA is pleased to announce the final results of the election of its Executive Council (2015-2016). Elected representatives were: President Elect 2015-2016 (2017-2018 President): Rosa María Flores Serrano (México); Secretary 2015-2016: Esperanza López Vázquez (México); and Treasurer 2015-2016: Julio Fuchs (Argentina).
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