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RISK ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORKS

This chapter considers a number of risk-based frameworks intended for various environmental management applications. Many are presented with the idea that they may be useful in a situation beyond their original application or to demonstrate a particular aspect of environmental risk ( eg sensitivity analysis). It cannot be overemphasised that they are all models of reality, not reality itself and that a simple, crude, approach might be more appropriate then a more complex approach m many cases.