Strategy for 21st century waste management

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Development of a risk-based approach to waste management for the 21st century presents opportunity and challenges for the environmental engineering profession. A risk-based methodology for design of containment systems and remediation measures is the next logical step in the evolution of strategies for waste management. A risk-based approach facilitates both development of balanced designs and optimal allocation of resource for risk reduction. Tools required for implementation of a risk-based approach include fault and event trees for contaminant release and biological impact to identify failure modes and system component inter-relationships, hazard studies to quantify system loads, fragility studies to quantify the resistance of system components, and methods to quantify biological impact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeotechnical Special Publication
EditorsJose Macari, David J. Frost, Luis F. Pumarada
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Workshop on Geo-Environmental Issues Facing the Americas - Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Duration: Sep 21 1994Sep 23 1994


OtherProceedings of the Workshop on Geo-Environmental Issues Facing the Americas
CityMayaguez, Puerto Rico

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture


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