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.
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).
Abstracts are due by December 1, 2014, for papers to be presented at The 5th International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response (RACR-5) to be held in Tangier, Morocco, on June 1-3, 2015.
Presented in collaboration with the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, this Boston event is scheduled for March 9-12 and designed to develop participants' capacity to identify and assess health risks posed by environmental hazards.
Chitrada Kaweeteerawat, Ph.D. candidate in the molecular toxicology program at the University of California, Los Angeles received this year’s award for her abstract entitled “High Throughput Dose Response Analysis Reveals Unique Mode of Toxicity of Cu Nanoparticles.”
The theme of the Congress, scheduled for Sunday, July 19, to Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Singapore, is Risk Analysis for Sustainable Innovation. Can risk analysis help policy makers address risk challenges while encouraging innovation and development?
Proposals should address priority emerging scientific issues in human or environmental health. Funds will be available to support the initiation of successful proposals in fall of 2015.
Researchers interested in conducting time-sensitive, basic research on this emerging issue are encouraged to submit proposals that will improve understanding of Ebola’s spread, design counter-active measures, and educate about prevention.
This new report offers a unified decision framework for finding safer alternatives with respect to human health and the environment. A webinar scheduled for Friday, October 24, 2014, at 12:30 pm EDT will feature authoring committee chair David Dorman.
As an international trade center, Venice was especially vulnerable to the Black Death; the city established a quarantine hospital in 1432. The post is based on a recent article by SRA member Igor Linkov and others.
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