Environmental Impact Assessment: Theory and Practice

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Peter Wathern
Routledge, Feb 1, 2013 - Science - 352 pages
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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

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4 Use of EIA methods in four federal agencies
1 Critical decision stages in project planning
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1 Uncertainty and its reduction in different elements of
2 Objectives and description of techniques for handling
1 Personneltraining needs matrix
5 A classification of EIA tasks and associated methods
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4 Approaches for handling uncertainty in prediction
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1 Possible effects of environmental health factors
4 Examples of environmental health factors and related
Environmental lmloaot assessment and bilateral development aid
1 Development aid projects most in need of
Fitting USAD to tze environmental assessment provisions

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