Economic, social and environmental change is inherent to development. Whilst development aims to bring about positive change it can lead to conflicts. In the past, the promotion of economic growth as the motor for increased wellbeing was the main development thrust with little sensitivity to adverse social or environmental impacts. The need to avoid adverse impacts and to ensure long term benefits led to the concept of sustainability. This has become accepted as an essential feature of development if the aim of increased wellbeing and greater equity in fulfilling basic needs to be met for this and future generations. In order to predict environmental impacts of any development activity and to provide an opportunity to mitigate negative impacts and enhance positive impacts, the environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedure was developed in the 1970s.This course aims to assist staff from different disciplines and backgrounds (government officials, consultants and planners) to incorporate environmental considerations into planning, designing, implementing and regulating programs, plans and projects: thus leading to sustainable development.
Discussion and definition of environmental issues and concerns.
Coverage of baseline environment setting.
Discussion of the environmental problems and their adverse impacts.
Coverage of related laws, decrees and international conventions.
Discussion of political, economical and social aspects.
Description of the methodology, procedures, techniques and outputs of EIA.
Discussion of development potential impacts and mitigation measures.
Demonstration of the integrated environmental management plan.
Providing inter-disciplinary advice to those engaged in preparing EIAs.
Enhancing institutional capacity for carrying out an EIA.
Who Should attend?
This course is designed for:
Project managers and engineers
Project control personnel
Consultants whose primary responsibilities are in
Planning, supervising and executing major projects will gain insights into the nature and challenges of environment preserve and adverse impact assessment.
Introduction, definitions, concepts and objectives Origins of EIA
Valuing the environment and justification for EIA
Related Laws and Decrees
International Conventions Political, social, institutional and economical frameworks
Building institutional capacity Group discussion
IA Process I
Sensitive area criteria
Baseline setting without project description
EIA Process II
Impacts prediction and evaluation
Pollution hazards and nuisance control
Prediction methods and interpretation
Assessment of comparisons
Concept of alternatives
Management, Monitoring and Auditing
Implementation of action plan
Auditing Public participation
EIA Techniques: Baseline studies
Final report: Environmental Impact Statement
Discussion and guidance
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