Title: White paper on risks related to urban stormwater 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2003 
Availability: Daywater consortium (2003) White paper on risks related to urban stormwater, Deliverable N° 4.1 
Author 1/Producer: Daywater consortium 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://daywater.enpc.fr/www.daywater.org/REPORT/D4-1-Whitepa ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Assessment tools
 
Short description: Chapter 2 explains the basic scientific definition of risk, outlines the terminology chosen to describe the different aspects of risk and discusses how indicators of risk are sometimes used to simplify risks assessments and improve the communication of risk issues. Chapter 3 explores the “space” made up of three important terms: actual risks, perceived risks and uncertainty – and discusses how these terms are related to risk management and decisionmaking. Consequently, chapter 4 explains how the water professional dealing with stormwater source control can break the risk management task down into i) dealing with the perception of risks, ii) assessing the actual magnitude of risks (when needed), and iii) coping with uncertainty by either reducing uncertainty or initiating transition processes. Ways to simplify comprehensive risk assessments into analysing either hazards associated with the sources of risks or vulnerability of objects exposed to risks are discussed. Chapter 5 reports on an inventory of risks related to stormwater source control based on questionnaire information from the end-users associated with the DayWater project. The inventory furthermore discusses regional risk aspects based on information from the partners of the DayWater project. Finally, chapter 6 summarises the content of the report, and briefly outlines the way ahead for T4.2 and discusses possible integration issues with other work packages of the DayWater project. 
Link to Project(s): DAYWATER Adaptive Decision Support System for Stormwater Pollution Control
 
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 14/02/2006