in the Face of Uncertainty: Practitioner Views on Environmental Resource
A seminar on risk-based decision-making in public sector environmental management
April 1, 15, 29 and May 13, 27
Mary Gates Hall, Room 258
Decision makers in all settings and all specialties are required to make decisions on a daily basis with incomplete information. This type of decision-making is particularly challenging in the public sector, where there is often little reward for being right but potentially significant costs for being wrong.
This seminar focuses on the challenge of making resource management decisions in the face of uncertainty. The seminar brings invited speakers from different natural resource sectors to the classroom to discuss how their agencies approach decisions affected by uncertainty. The over-riding question to be addressed through the seminar is the following:
How can we effectively manage uncertainties in the public sector, wisely incorporating them into policy formulation and other decision-making responsibilities?
is offered as a 1 credit seminar graded on a credit/no credit