Perspectives on Environmental Impact AssessmentPerspectives on Environmental Impact Assessment



Proceedings of the Annual WHO Training Courses on Environmental Impact Assessment, Centre for Environmental Management and Planning, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, 1980-1983 B.D. Clark, A. Gilad, R. Bisset, P. Tomlinson.

Author: B.D. Clark

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400963818

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The experience of highly industrialized countries demonstrates that single-minded pursuit of economic develop ment is self-defeating because, by disregarding the other components of what is cxmnonly called "the quality of life", it creates conditions which are not acceptable to large sectors of the population. In the recent past a number of projects, for example, major darns, have had unexpectedly deleterious social, envir onmental and health consequences. As a result, many govern ment department and agencies are investigating the impacts of specific projects and are examining the role impact analysis could play in project planning. The process of environmental impact analysis has been developed, tested and institutionalized in several countries. The objective of the process is a prior identification and definition of likely environmental impacts of projects such as public works, industrial developments and tourist develop ments, as well as the impact of policies and legislative proposals. The environmental impact analysis process also includes the definition of alternative courses of action which would achieve comparable economic objectives while eliminatir .. g some or all of the detrimental environmental consequences. Identification of preventive or precautionary measures, which would minimize the unavoidable impacts, fonn an integral part of the process. The aim should be for a balanced appraisal in which economic, technical, social, environmental and health aspects are fully evaluated. Thus viewed, environmental impact analysis emerges as one of the most powerful planning tools for the prevention of environmental pollution and degradation.

Perspectives on Environmental Impact AssessmentPerspectives on Environmental Impact Assessment



The experience of highly industrialized countries demonstrates that single-minded pursuit of economic develop ment is self-defeating because, by disregarding the other components of what is cxmnonly called "the quality of life", it creates ...

Author: B.D. Clark

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9400963831

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Page: 520

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The experience of highly industrialized countries demonstrates that single-minded pursuit of economic develop ment is self-defeating because, by disregarding the other components of what is cxmnonly called "the quality of life", it creates conditions which are not acceptable to large sectors of the population. In the recent past a number of projects, for example, major darns, have had unexpectedly deleterious social, envir onmental and health consequences. As a result, many govern ment department and agencies are investigating the impacts of specific projects and are examining the role impact analysis could play in project planning. The process of environmental impact analysis has been developed, tested and institutionalized in several countries. The objective of the process is a prior identification and definition of likely environmental impacts of projects such as public works, industrial developments and tourist develop ments, as well as the impact of policies and legislative proposals. The environmental impact analysis process also includes the definition of alternative courses of action which would achieve comparable economic objectives while eliminatir .. g some or all of the detrimental environmental consequences. Identification of preventive or precautionary measures, which would minimize the unavoidable impacts, fonn an integral part of the process. The aim should be for a balanced appraisal in which economic, technical, social, environmental and health aspects are fully evaluated. Thus viewed, environmental impact analysis emerges as one of the most powerful planning tools for the prevention of environmental pollution and degradation.

Perspectives on Strategic Environmental AssessmentPerspectives on Strategic Environmental Assessment



No other source provides you with as much information on the applications of SEA as a policy assessment and management tool. This book provides a blueprint for environmental assessments that safeguards you from the oversights of others.

Author: Maria Rosario Partidario

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1566703603

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Page: 310

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An environmental assessment must be performed whenever a property transaction takes place. Those who donít may find themselves responsible for the past misdeeds of others. This book contains contributions by professionals from various locations who use Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) as a tool applied to water management issues. SEA helps make decisions that increase sustainability. Because of its procedural nature, it necessarily becomes tailor-made to different applications. Easily understood and geographic in scope, this book presents leading edge thinking and first hand knowledge on the applications of SEA in water management. Perspectives on Strategic Environmental Assessment is a comprehensive guidebook for performing environmental assessments all over the world. No other source provides you with as much information on the applications of SEA as a policy assessment and management tool. This book provides a blueprint for environmental assessments that safeguards you from the oversights of others.

Perspectives in Life Cycle Impact AssessmentPerspectives in Life Cycle Impact Assessment



The research presented in this book goes beyond the scope of presently used methods for Life Cycle Assessment and may stimulate new developments in a variety of areas.

Author: Patrick Hofstetter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 079238377X

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Page: 510

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Perspectives in Life Cycle Impact Assessment: A Structured Approach to Combine Models of the Technosphere, Ecosphere, and Valuesphere presents a proposal for a second generation framework and method for Life Cycle Impact Assessment. Many of the suggested elements are either based on other tools for environmental analysis, e.g. risk assessment, or fit in well with tools and concepts such as industrial ecology, technology assessment, or environmental impact assessment. The research presented in this book goes beyond the scope of presently used methods for Life Cycle Assessment and may stimulate new developments in a variety of areas.

Environmental Impact AssessmentEnvironmental Impact Assessment



This book challenges the prevailing assumption that Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) should be structured around a unitary EIA process. The book begins by identifying, through a scenario, eight recurrent problems in EIA practice.

Author: David P. Lawrence

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471465720

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Page: 579

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This book challenges the prevailing assumption that Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) should be structured around a unitary EIA process. The book begins by identifying, through a scenario, eight recurrent problems in EIA practice. The characteristics of multiple variations of conventional EIA processes, at both the regulatory and applied levels, are then presented. The residual problems that remain after the conventional processes are described and assessed providing the springboard for a description and analysis of eight alternative EIA processes.

Environmental Impact AssessmentEnvironmental Impact Assessment



Health impacts of the Volta Dam, Ghana. In Perspectives on environmental impact assessment, B. Clark, A. Gilad, R. Bisset & P. Tomlinson (eds), 105– 20. Dordrecht: Reidel. Donaldson, R.J. 1984. Medical effects of atmospheric pollution ...

Author: Peter Wathern

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134897711

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Page: 352

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This comprehensive treatment of environmental impact assessment (EIA) provides an authoritative contemporary review of theory and practice over the past ten years. EIA is viewed as both science and art, reflecting the concern both with technical aspects of appraisal and the effects of EIA on the decision-making process. Adopted in many countries, with different degrees of enthusiasm, since its inception in the early 1970's, EIA is established as a major procedure for assessing the environmental implications of legislation, the implementation of policy and plans and the initiation of development projects. EIA is increasingly an essential part of environmental management

Perspectives on Environmental Impact AssessmentPerspectives on Environmental Impact Assessment



Objectives and procedures: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA): scope and objectives; The role of environmental health assessment; Assessment methods and techniques; Case studies.

Author: B.D. Clark

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9027717532

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Page: 540

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Objectives and procedures: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA): scope and objectives; The role of environmental health assessment; Assessment methods and techniques; Case studies.

Environmental Impact AssessmentEnvironmental Impact Assessment



In EIA Methodology in the Netherlands : Views of the Commission for EIA . Utrecht : Environmental Impact Assessment Commission . van Eck , M. and Scholten , J.J. ( 1996 ) EIA – added value for decision - making . In Environmental Impact ...

Author: Christopher Wood

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 058236969X

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Page: 436

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This work presents an accessible, comparative, step-by-step review of international EIA procedures and practice.

Methods of Environmental Impact AssessmentMethods of Environmental Impact Assessment



Methods for assessing direct impacts . In Perspectives on environmental impact assessment , B. D. Clark , A. Gilad , R. Bisset , P. Tomlinson ( eds ) , 195-212 . Dordrecht : Reidel . & P. Tomlinson 1988. Monitoring and auditing of ...

Author: Peter Morris

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774805269

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Page: 402

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Very few books exist on how EIA should be carried out for specific environmental components. Whereas its sister volume, Introduction to environmental impact assessment, concentrates on the EIA principles, procedures and prospects, Methods of environmental impact assessment concentrates on the methods applied for the environmental components. It does not attempt to make specialists of its readers, but aims to foster better communication between experts, a better understanding of how EIAs should be carried out, and better EIA-related decisions. Taken together, the two books provide a comprehensive coverage of the theory and practice of EIA.

Perspectives in Environmental ManagementPerspectives in Environmental Management



This presents some special planning problems, e.g. in relation to infrastructure development, which are best tackled from a regional perspective. Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental impact assessment in the orthodox sense ...

Author: Ralf Buckley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642765025

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Page: 276

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The author, experienced in industry and academia, presents a set of 15 recent review essays which identify and examine critical current issues of environmental management. Topics covered include environmental accounting, economics and taxation, environmental audit and insurance, institutional and administrative frameworks, regional environmental planning, international aid and trade, and the growth of ecotourism. The book concludes with a summary of likely trends for the 1990's. Readable, concise, practical, and well-referenced, these essays will be essential reading for corporate and governmental executives, engineers, accountants, and lawyers with any responsibility for environmental management. It will also be an invaluable resource book for university ecologists and environmental scientists and for anyone concerned with the practicalities of today's environmental problems.