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Handbook of Sustainable Development Planning

Studies in Modelling and Decision Support, Second Edition

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Edited by M. A. Quaddus and M. A.B. Siddique

The thoroughly revised second edition of this authoritative Handbook, complete with new chapters, comprehensively examines the current status and future directions of model-based systems in decision support and their application to sustainable development planning.
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Chapter 6: Decision support for environmental disaster planning

Aybüke Aurum, Meliha Handzic and Christine Van Toorn

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Sustainable development has become one of the major concerns for policy-makers and planners in both developed and developing parts of the world (Leman-Stefanovic, 2000). It gained prominence particularly after two important events: the publication of the 1987 World Commission on Environment and Development report Our Common Future and the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro where many governments pledged to make development sustainable by the beginning of the new millennium (Moffatt and Hanley, 2001). While sustainability of development is widely recognized as an important goal for international and national policy-makers, the concept remains difficult to define or measure. WCED views sustainability in terms of meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

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