Environmental Management and Decision Making

Module aims

  • To introduce students to some of the most important management tools and techniques for environmental decision making. 
  • To demonstrate the relevance of context in selecting appropriate tools and understand their strength and weaknesses through a case study. 

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing this course unit, students will be able to: 

  • Appreciate the use of decision making tools to solve environmental problems. 
  • Enable the selection and use of certain management techniques and policy tools to support decision making in environmental management and policy. 
  • Understand the role of evidence and data in decision-making to improve both the quality of the process, and the acceptability of the outcome. 
  • Understand the different stakeholder perspectives in environmental problems. 

Module syllabus

No.  

Topic 

Staff 

16 

Risk-Based Decision-Making and Environmental Management 

Professor Nick Voulvoulis 

17 

Multi-Criteria Analysis 

Professor Nick Voulvoulis  

18 

Cost Benefit and Evaluation 

Dr Yiannis Kountouris 

19 

Decision-Making Tools: Case Study  

Professor Nick Voulvoulis 

Dr Yiannis Kountouris 

20 

Life-Cycle Analysis 

Professor Richard Murphy 

Teaching methods

The content of this module will be delivered through lectures, video presentations, and interactive classwork.  

Assessments

Information will be provided separately.

Reading list

Module leaders

Professor Nick Voulvoulis