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Article ID: 688738

Would You Adhere to a Mandatory Wildfire Evacuation? There Are Reasons Some Prefer to Stay

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

While many people heed wildfire evacuation warnings from officials, there are those who choose to stay and defend their homes, as well as a growing number of individuals who tend to “wait and see.” Both a lack of preparedness to defend one’s home and a delay in evacuating can increase risk to both public safety and property.

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31-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 687354

Society for Risk Analysis Inducts Five Individuals to the Pantheon of Risk Analysis

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) announced its 2017 inductees to the Pantheon of Risk Analysis at its Annual Meeting, Dec. 10-14, in Arlington, Virginia, USA. The Pantheon recognizes luminaries and visionaries in risk analysis and illustrates how risk analysis contributes to the advance of knowledge and public good.

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2-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 687070

Society for Risk Analysis Announces 2017 Winners for Best Journal Papers, Research Posters and Image of Risk

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) is pleased to announce the winners for best paper in Risk Analysis: An International Journal, best posters for 2017 and the inaugural Images of Risk Competition.

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19-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST
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    13-Dec-2017 8:30 AM EST

Article ID: 686612

Society for Risk Analysis Announces Its New 2018 Council

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

During its Annual Meeting, the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) announced the addition of five new Council members and the rise of Professor Terje Aven, Ph.D., University of Stavanger, Norway, as the new President of its 2018 Council. Aven succeeds Margaret MacDonell, Ph.D., Argonne National Laboratories, who has completed her term and will continue to serve on the Council as past president. Other officers elected include Katherine McComas, Cornell University as president-elect and Henry Willis, RAND, as treasurer-elect.

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13-Dec-2017 8:30 AM EST
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    12-Dec-2017 1:30 PM EST

Article ID: 686611

Nine Honored by Society for Risk Analysis

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Today, the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) awarded six prestigious scholarly and service awards and named three new Fellows at its Annual Meeting in Arlington, Virginia. These awards recognize nine individuals for their outstanding contributions to the society and to the science of risk analysis. The recipients were selected by a committee of SRA past presidents and approved by the SRA Council. This

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11-Dec-2017 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 684862

New Studies Present Models and Strategies for Creating a More Resilient Power System

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Due to the complex interdependencies that exist between the electricity sector and all other critical infrastructures, disruption in the electric power sector can adversely affect our national security, public health, and the environment, and have adverse socio-economic impacts on our society. Without the ability to mitigate extreme weather, we must address these threats and their effects head-on. These risks will be examined during several presentations at the 2017 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting.

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9-Nov-2017 7:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 684859

Society for Risk Analysis Explores Decision Making Strategies Regarding U.S. National Security

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

As world leaders confront old and new global security problems, they can use this understanding to face problems while also taking into account cognitive and behavioral shortcomings that affect their decision-making. Two papers presented at the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting will explore decision-making related to national security interests. The symposium, U.S. National Security Interests and Transnational Security Decision Making, will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 10:30 a.m. -12 p.m. at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

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9-Nov-2017 7:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 684866

The Society for Risk Analysis Presents Research Solidifying the Need for Reformed Climate Policies

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Four studies presented at the 2017 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting will conduct a critical review of approaches scientists are using to characterize the impacts of climate change and assess the resulting economic damages. Ultimately, these researchers conclude that the current state of climate policy needs to be revaluated based on most recent research. The presentations will take place during the Modeling the Economic Aspects of Climate Change: A Critical Review of the State of the Science Symposium on Monday, Dec. 11, from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

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9-Nov-2017 7:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 684856

Risk Analysis and Emergency Management Vital to Cultural Preservation

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

As part of a symposium presented by the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Applied Risk Management Specialty Group, five studies on cultural property risk analysis will be presented to help decision-makers from museums and other institutions ensure proper protocols are in place to preserve valuable cultural property. These include proper risk analysis models and emergency management plans in the face of environmental risks, chemical and physical degradation and armed conflict.

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9-Nov-2017 7:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 684872

Aging Water Systems Nationwide Pose Threats to Health

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Legionnaires disease outbreaks in New York City and toxic levels of lead in Flint, Michigan have raised questions about how to manage risks in aging water systems. Multiple studies assessing the risk of opportunistic pathogens in water systems and the institutional infrastructure failures that led to the Flint water crisis will be discussed at the 2017 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting.

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9-Nov-2017 7:00 AM EST
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