Risk management strategies are the approaches employed
to control risks from contaminated sites, and remove them
or reduce them to acceptable levels
At the heart of any risk management work must be the derivation
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of a site conceptual model (SCM). The SCM integrates what
is already known about a site, identifies what still needs
to be discovered, and how site information should be used.
The SCM sets out the critical linkages between sources-pathways
and receptors for a particular land contamination problem..
Strategic approaches to risk management must also take
into account the limitations of risk management as a technique.
Linking risk management and sustainable development,
for example in the “Risk Based Land Management” approach
is increasingly accepted as an optimal approach to the problems
of contaminated land management.