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National Risk Assessment in The Netherlands : A Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis Approach

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Author: Pruyt, E. · Wijnmalen, D.J.D.
Publisher: Springer Physica-Verlag
Place: Berlin : [etc]
Institution: TNO Defensie en Veiligheid
Source:Ehrgott, M.Naujoks, B.Stewart, T.J.Wallenius, J., Multiple Criteria Decision Making for Sustainable Energy and Transportation Systems - Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Auckland, New Zealand, 7th - 12th January 2008, 1st ed., 133-143
Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems
Identifier: 347139
doi: DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-04045-0_11
Keywords: Safety · Risk assessment · National risk assessment · Multi criteria decision making · National safety · Threats · Hazards


Nowadays, National Safety and Security issues receive much attention in many countries. In 2007, the Dutch government approved a National Safety and Security Strategy based on a multi-criteria analysis approach to classify potential threats and hazards. The general methodology of this Dutch National Risk Assessment and the specific multi-criteria-based approach developed for it are presented in this paper. Five issues are discussed here: the objectives, requirements and criteria of the risk assessment; the multi-criteria methods used; the pluralistic weighting approach; the sensitivity and robustness analyses; and the outcomes of the Dutch National Risk Assessment.