Environmental Risk Assessment

Course Duration: 
2 Weeks
Agriculture, Resources & Environment
Tuition Fee: 
2 500.00 USD

​This course ​description ​is indicative, and only for reference ​purposes. The course is not scheduled unless advertised in our calendar. If you are interested in this course​,​ or require a customized course​ that is similar to this​, please note that ​fees start from USD ​25,000 for a two-week course. This fee is for a customized course for ten or fewer participants. For additional participants, the fee is USD 2500 ​per participant.

​For these fees, the client may customize the course to the precise needs ​of the client's organization. Scheduling will be in consultation with the client.

Participants: Project officials, developers and managers in both public and private sector organizations, and NGO officials engaged in development projects.

Course Brief:
This course aims to enhance the knowledge and develop the skills of participants in analyzing risks and hazards to human health and welfare, structures and ecosystems resulting from developmental impacts on the environment, and to assess means of reducing these risks. The course focuses on assessment frameworks, hazard identification, hazard accounting or scoping, environmental auditing and safety measures to minimize risk. It also includes ERA tools and use of ERA results.

The course case analysis includes public awareness in waste management and hospital waste, industrial waste and radioactive waste management. The study visits are organized to hospital, solid waste and wastewater treatment and disposal system, toxic and hazardous waste treatment plant, meeting with community leader affected by industrial waste and regulatory organizations.

Tentative Course Contents:

  • Risk Assessment Framework
    Environmental aspects of project decision-making; environmental risk assessment (ERA) in the project cycle; ERA framework for development projects.
  • Hazard Identification      
    Evaluation of frequency and severity of hazards, and the vulnerabilities on which they impact; hazard management.
  • Hazard Accounting (Scoping)
    Scope of the risk management process: levels of analysis; system boundaries; risk expressions and risk process definitions; scoping meetings.
  • ERA Tools
    Quantitative risk assessment; evaluation of risk from chemical accidents (toxic, flammable or explosive materials); evaluation of physical risks (transportation accidents, natural disasters, dam failures, industrial accidents); dose-response relationships; ecological risk assessment; characterization of risk.
  • Use of ERA Results
    ERA evaluation; risk reduction; ERA communication; project management
  • Case Studies/Field Visits/Project Work