Weight-of-Evidence Approach in Environmental Quality Assessment
Weight-of-evidence (WOE) approach, introduced by the US EPA in 1998, was incorporated within ecological risk assessment to describe an inclusive process of evaluating all available information called lines of evidence. The results collected from the lines of evidence are interpreted by the analysis plan, which should include methods of reviewing, analyzing, and summarizing the uncertainty in the risk assessment. Thus, the conclusion of a risk assessment should have a “weight” acquired through the consideration of several lines of evidence of the expected impact. However, the interpretation of lines of evidence and description of ecological effects in the risk assessment should not be merely reduced to numbers. This talk will provide a detailed analysis of WOE approach and an overview of its application in the dredged material toxicity assessment and management, as well as in the acidification studies.
- Date: June 17
- Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
- Event Categories: Environment, Science & Engineering
AUA Acopian Center for the Environment, College of Science & Engineering
- Phone: +37460 69 40 40; +37410 32 40 40
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