Presentation Title

Oregon Pollutant Risk Database: A Tool for Supporting Risk Assessment of Oregon’s Water Quality

Start Date

2-3-2020 2:50 PM

End Date

2-3-2020 3:00 PM

Abstract

Many DEQ/EPA and other agency lists of pollutants exist, however, most are very specific to a particular concern such as carcinogenicity. The Pollutant Risk Database was created by Alix Danielsen as part of her PSU Master’s project in conjunction with Keri Handaly/City of Gresham as her community partner. The concept for this tool comes from Doug Mckenzie-Mohr - a leader in the social marketing field of behavior change. It is unique in that it looks at threats to humans, fish, and insects (part of the food chain for fish and food supply for humans) and creates an overall average risk score for toxicity. The end goal for this information is to aid decision-makers who are developing programs or campaigns to inform the public and/or business sources of major pollutants of concern in their waterways. The tool was also created to support the work of the Clean Rivers Coalition, working collaboratively on a Healthy Waters outreach campaign strategy for Oregon.

Subjects

Environmental education, Environmental social sciences, Water quality

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https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/33855

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Oregon Pollutant Risk Database: A Tool for Supporting Risk Assessment of Oregon’s Water Quality

Many DEQ/EPA and other agency lists of pollutants exist, however, most are very specific to a particular concern such as carcinogenicity. The Pollutant Risk Database was created by Alix Danielsen as part of her PSU Master’s project in conjunction with Keri Handaly/City of Gresham as her community partner. The concept for this tool comes from Doug Mckenzie-Mohr - a leader in the social marketing field of behavior change. It is unique in that it looks at threats to humans, fish, and insects (part of the food chain for fish and food supply for humans) and creates an overall average risk score for toxicity. The end goal for this information is to aid decision-makers who are developing programs or campaigns to inform the public and/or business sources of major pollutants of concern in their waterways. The tool was also created to support the work of the Clean Rivers Coalition, working collaboratively on a Healthy Waters outreach campaign strategy for Oregon.