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U.S. EPA Seeking Nominations for Science Advisory Board’s 2015 Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards Committee
Nominations of qualified experts are sought in a number of environmental and human health-related fields. These nominations should be submitted by December 19, 2014, and new appointees will begin work in spring of 2015.
Risk specialists Paul Slovic, Peter Sandman, and Igor Linkov commented on managing the risk and the uncertainty surrounding what is known – and not known – in the current situation.
Two NAP releases from fall of 2014 discuss creating cultures of safety in academic chemical research laboratories and in the nuclear power industry, respectively. Both works were inspired by real-world events.
In response to recent events involving water-based hazards, such as the Elk River (West Virginia) chemical spill and the Oso (Washington) mudslide, this September 12, 2014, briefing on Capitol Hill discussed the relationship between information and risk mitigation.
SRA-NCAC Co-Hosts September 19, 2014, Workshop on Adaptive Management in the U.S. Federal Government
The SRA-National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC) co-hosted this workshop on adaptive management in governmental decision-making, a collaboration between SRA-NCAC, George Washington University Law School, the USDA Risk Forum, and the Environmental Law Institute.