This page presents books written by Franco and Cesar Oboni in inverse chronological order.
Tailings Dam Management for the Twenty-First Century
What Mining Companies Need to Know and Do to Thrive in Our Complex World
by Franco Oboni (Author), Cesar Oboni (Author), Henry Brehaut (Contributor)
Hardcover: 291 pages
Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2020 edition (12 Aug. 2019) At Springer
ISBN-10: 3030194469, ISBN-13: 978-3030194468 On Amazon
We present a comprehensive approach addressing the need to improve the design of tailings storages, their management and regulation to reduce the risk of such facilities failing. Indeed, the challenge is well documented in the report UNEP and GRID Arendal released in October 2017, entitled “Mine Tailings Storage: Safety Is No Accident”. For instance, the report recommends that “Regulators, industry and communities should adopt a shared, zero-failure objective to tailings storage facilities”. Additionally it identifies several areas where further improvements are required. As a result, the application of cutting-edge risk-assessment methodologies and risk-management practices can contribute to a significant reduction of dam failures through Risk Informed Decision Making. Thus the book focuses on identifying and describing the risk-assessment approaches and risk-management practices that need to be implemented in order to develop a way forward to achieve socially acceptable levels of tailings dam risk.
Global Hot Spots: How Project and Enterprise Risk Management Practices Drive Business Results Around the World (Simmer System Book 4)
“Yes, but our company/project is different!”
For instance, how many times have we heard that excuse? Indeed, many organizations seem to accept failure rather than make efforts to implement risk informed decision making. As a result they hinder better operational, tactical and strategic planning.
This book isn’t just for risk managers. As a matter of fact, it is about the business implications of risk management and risk informed decision making in tactical and strategic planning. Indeed it shows the successes one can achieve and some of the pitfalls organizations experience when risks are ignored or mismanaged.
The Long Shadow of Human‐Generated Geohazards: Risks and Crises
By Franco Oboni and Cesar Oboni
Geohazards Caused by Human Activity, Prof. Arvin Farid (Ed.), InTech
ISBN 978-953-51-2802-1, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2801-4, November 30, 2016
We focus on the “damage” side of geohazards (GHZ) rather than on their genesis. Risk assessments oftentimes neglect and oversimplify potential damage evaluations. As a result, the probability or likelihood of an adverse event expresses the risk. Numerous real‐life examples illustrate among other subjects: technical glossary, damages, crises, multidimensional consequences, and finally the definition of risk tolerance. In addition we focus on ethical issues linked to GHZs and their mitigation decisions and finally on possible unintended consequences. The discussion includes the sometimes excessive and lacking perception of risks by the public, corporate, and finally public officers. The root cause of some odd human behaviors like survivor bias is discussed. GHZs cast a long and often misunderstood shadow on human activities, development, and finally survival. By understanding how to model consequences and better evaluating risks and crises, we will alleviate human and environmental suffering and finally foster sustainable development.
Improving Sustainability through Reasonable Risk and Crisis Management
By Franco Oboni and Cesar Oboni
ISBN 978-0-9784462-0-8 Switzerland, 2007
You will learn how to:
Prepare a risk assessment
Select the option of management best suited to you
Evaluate and prepare for crises
Define acceptable and tolerable risks
Make better, sustainable and well documented decisions and finally
How other organizations have behaved in the past
Format: soft cover, printed book. Here are the titles of the Sections:
Hazards, Crises, Assessments, and Tolerance
Examples of Risk Assessment and Their Use
Risk and Decision Making and finally
Examples of Comparative Risk-Based Decision Making Use