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A Walloon Spatial Simulation Model Of Risks In Environment And Health

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EHR130041

Volume

16

Pages

12

Page Range

35 - 46

Published

2013

Size

608 kb

Author(s)

N. Stephenne, S. Remy, S. Eloy, F. Stassen & J. Defoux

Abstract

A Walloon spatial simulation model of risks in environment and health N. Stephenne1, S. Remy1, S. Eloy1, F. Stassen1 & J. Defoux2 1ISSeP, Institut Scientifique de Service Public, Belgium 2SPW, Service Public de Wallonie, Belgium To develop a spatial and quantitative analysis of health problems related to the environment is a challenging exercise combining different factors of risk and many actors. Using geographic information systems (GIS), multi-criteria decision theory and fuzzy logic, our risk simulation model aims to support decision makers to better understand, analyse and manage the health of the population in relation to environmental pollutions. This tool will be used within an exchange platform between the responsible authorities such as data providers and experts in health and environment to set up priorities in managing the complex system of health and environment at the level of the Walloon Region. This paper describes the purpose of this simulation model of risks, its technical development with a first set of simulation data and the proposed way of using this tool by authorities. Keywords: geographical information system, simulation model, Walloon Region, environment, health.

Keywords

Keywords: geographical information system, simulation model, Walloon Region,environment, health.