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Ten Honored by Society for Risk Analysis

The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) awarded seven prestigious scholarly and service awards and named three new fellows at this year’s virtual annual meeting. These awardees were recognized for their exceptional contributions to SRA and to the risk...
13-Dec-2021 2:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Tracking Inequities and Health Impacts of Flooding

Flooding is the most expensive natural disaster in the United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), costing the country more than $1 trillion in inflation-adjusted dollars since 1980. Rising sea level and...
30-Nov-2021 4:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Finds That Highway Delays can Cause Economic Losses of $8 Million to $250 Million in a Single Day

The shutdown of the Colonial gas pipeline in May 2021 had a disastrous impact on many sectors of the U.S. economy, particularly those dependent on the country’s transportation infrastructure. The incident was a warning that the failure of one...
30-Nov-2021 3:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

The Human and Economic Impacts of COVID-19

Throughout its unsteady course, the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the behavior of businesses and households. Those behavioral changes, intensified by government actions like mandatory closures, have had a reverberating impact on the U.S. economy.
30-Nov-2021 3:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Microgrids and Solar Reduce Risk of Power Outages

Climate change is fueling more floods, droughts, wildfires, and extreme storms across the United States. As a result, aging power grids are being pushed beyond their limits, sometimes with deadly impacts. (In 2020, a series of unusual winter storms...
1-Dec-2021 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

PTSD and Frontline Physicians

3-Dec-2021 12:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Reducing Infection Risk in Public Buildings

3-Dec-2021 12:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

Monitoring Critical Roads in Coastal Areas

3-Dec-2021 12:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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How do we address the risk associated with pathogens?

In order to assess the risk associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus responsible for COVID-19, we follow the quantitative microbial risk assessment process.
8-May-2020 10:35 AM EDT

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Systemic Risks of Pandemics

What is so special about systemic risks? Risks are systemic when a society’s essential systems, such as telecommunications, infrastructure or health systems are threatened.
8-May-2020 10:35 AM EDT

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Addressing Real and Perceived Risks Associated with COVID-19

There are two major drivers of perceived risks. The first one is dreadfulness. Seeing images of coffins in Italy, Spain and the U.S., overwhelmed hospital wards, people we know and famous people with severe health issues all send messages of...
8-May-2020 9:45 AM EDT

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Food Security During COVID-19: How do we avoid green eggs and ham?

During the last month, I have heard several comments along the lines of, “I went to the grocery store to buy chicken and there wasn’t any.
8-May-2020 9:35 AM EDT

Security Threat at Manchester United, Wildfires in Alberta, and How the Public Responds to Authorities in a Crisis

18-May-2016 8:05 AM EDT

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The Society for Risk Analysis is a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, scholarly, international society that provides an open forum for all those who are interested in risk analysis. Risk analysis is broadly defined to include risk assessment, risk characterization, risk communication, risk management, and policy relating to risk, in the context of risks of concern to individuals, to public- and private-sector organizations, and to society at a local, regional, national, or global level.


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