Workshop on how to further develop Risk Analysis and SRA

On June 29-30 of this year, a group of SRA members met at the Crystal Mountain resort in Michigan for a workshop aimed at discussing a number of issues for the future development of risk analysis and Society for Risk Analysis (SRA). It was an event full of enthusiasm, and rich in ideas and plans on how to advance SRA and the related science and profession. In more specific terms, the aim of the workshop was to stimulate the rise of future strong leaders in risk analysis and SRA by discussing how to build excellence in professional settings as well as for personal development.

The conclusions from the workshop can be summarized by the following three points:

  1. SRA needs to take a stronger role as a ‘knowledge organisation’ by providing guidance and communicate ‘state-of-the-art’ knowledge on risk analysis - both theories and practices. Risk analysis education needs to be given much more focus.
  2. Measures are needed to legitimize risk analysis as a science and increase its status in society.
  3. An improved brand recognition with trademark and tagline is needed for SRA.

You can read more about the workshop here.

Terje Aven and Seth Guikema