Fostering innovation in contaminated sediments management through multicriteria technology assessment and public participation

Thomas Seager, J. H. Lambert, K. H. Gardner

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Abstract

Management of contaminated sediments is problematic and costly. Several new technologies are under development that may in some cases reduce costs and environmental or ecological impacts. However, there are significant barriers to implementing new technologies, including the increased management complexity, the potential for introducing antagonistic or incommensurate objectives that are unfamiliar to stakeholders or regulators, and the difficulty of capturing private, commercial benefits from environmental improvements that may primarily benefit the public. This article identifies several innovative contaminated sediments technologies, discusses the difficulty of proving or quantifying the benefits of new technologies, and presents an agenda for research that would foster partnerships between scientific, government, and public communities of interest for the purpose of improving innovative technology assessment and environmental decision making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1043-1052
Number of pages10
JournalRisk Analysis
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Biomedical Technology Assessment
technology assessment
Foster Home Care
new technology
Sediments
Innovation
innovation
Technology
participation
management
stakeholder
decision making
Decision Making
costs
Costs and Cost Analysis
Decision making
community
Community Participation
Research
Costs

Keywords

  • Beneficial reuse
  • Multicriteria decision analysis
  • Partnerships for innovation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Fostering innovation in contaminated sediments management through multicriteria technology assessment and public participation. / Seager, Thomas; Lambert, J. H.; Gardner, K. H.

In: Risk Analysis, Vol. 27, No. 4, 08.2007, p. 1043-1052.

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