ARB Research Seminar

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The Evaluation of Exposure and Risk Related to Environmental Justice

Dr. James L. Sadd, Associate Professor, Occidental College, Los Angeles, California

December 19, 2002
Cal EPA Headquarters, 1001 "I" Street, Sacramento, CA



Dr. Sadd will focus on the process (steps, techniques, and tools) involved in assessing the disproportionate exposure/risk in a community. He will discuss the merits and weaknesses of this type of assessment and how public agencies can help to fund and improve the process. Using simple indicators to evaluate cumulative impacts for a community, or design buffer zones for land-use planning, and the resources required to support research on current environmental justice issues and community groups, are other topics that may be discussed.

Speaker Biography

James L. Sadd is Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Chair of the Environmental Science and Studies Program at Occidental College, Los Angeles, California. His research includes spatial analysis using geographic information systems and remote sensing tools particularly to evaluate patterns of human exposure to various urban environmental hazards and environmental justice questions. He also has active research programs in historical reconstruction of sedimentation and pollution histories in coastal and marine environments. His current research is supported by grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Navy Office of Naval Research, and The California Endowment.

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