Bayesian statistics in environmental engineering planning

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Today's environmental engineer faces many uncertainties in designing systems to address environmental concerns. Uncertainties arising from a lack of information may range from population forecasts of the projected benefits of technologies designed to reduce global warming impacts to remedial levels for hazardous waste posing the least amount of risk. Quantitative assessments of uncertainty and variability using such methods as Bayesian statistics are more convincing than those using rules of thumb and other, less-formal arguments. It can provide a rigorous assessment of risk based on the information available.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-26
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Management in Engineering
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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