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Environmental impact assessment : theory and practice

Author: Peter Wathern; Internationales Institut für Umwelt und Gesellschaft.
Publisher: London ; Boston : Unwin Hyman, 1988.
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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  Read more...
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Environmental impact assessment.
London ; Boston : Unwin Hyman, 1988
(DLC) 87033336
(OCoLC)17105171
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Wathern; Internationales Institut für Umwelt und Gesellschaft.
ISBN: 0203409973 9780203409978 1138137448 9781138137448 9786610322398 6610322392
OCLC Number: 568640915
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 332 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT; Title Page; Copyright Page; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Table of Contents; List of Tables; List of Contributors; I INTRODUCTION; 1 An introductory guide to EIA; Some terms; Major issues in the EIA process; The EIA process; EIA in the decision-making process; Conclusions; II METHODOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF EIA; 2 Scoping methods and baseline studies in EIA; Introduction; Scoping in EIA; Baseline studies in EIA; Conclusion; 3 Developments in EIA methods; Introduction; Index approaches; Multi-attribute utility theory; Systems diagrams; Simulation modelling Sound ecological principles: the new approach to EIAConclusions; 4 Uncertainty in EIA; Introduction; The relationship between uncertainty and EIA-a first glance; Uncertainty and EIA-further exploration; Uncertainty in prediction; Uncertainty in the 'EIA approach'; Concluding remarks; 5 Environmental impact assessment and risk assessment: learning from each other; Professional communities; Substance; Process; Prospects for unified analysis; Substance, process and outcomes; Acknowledgement; 6 EIA in plan making; Introduction; The plan-making process; Integration of EIA and plan-making processes Methods for the EIA of plansCase studies of EIA in plan making; Conclusions; III EFFICACY OF EIA; 7 Monitoring and auditing of impacts; Introduction; Impact monitoring schemes; Uses of monitoring data; Audit studies; The CEMP audit study; Implications of results from EIA audit studies; Conclusion; 8 The evaluation of assessment: post-EIS research and process development; Introduction; Organizing perspectives; The role and scope of post-EIS evaluation; A strategy for the application of research; Canadian trends in research and development; Retrospect and prospect; Acknowledgements 9 Training requirements for environmental impact assessmentThe case for training; Identifying training needs; Existing training provision and its deficiencies; Improving training provision; Acknowledgements; IV APPLICATION OF EIA; 10 The co-evolution of politics and policy: elections, entrepreneurship and EIA in the United States; Introduction: EIA scholarship transformed; The entrepreneurial origins of policy change; EIA and the reformation of continuing relations: the Taylor thesis on co-evolution in the USA; Entrepreneurship and the impact assessment strategy in California; Conclusions 11 The EIA directive of the European CommunityIntroduction; EC policy and Community institutions; Environmental assessment provisions in member states; Evolution of the EC directive; Content of the directive; Implementation in the United Kingdom; Conclusions; Postscript; 12 The legislative framework for EIA in centrally planned economies; Introduction; Constitutional foundations of environmental protection; Legal aspects of environmental protection; Environmental protection in the planning system; The scope for adopting EIA in centrally planned economies; EIA procedures in Poland; Conclusions
Responsibility: [edited by] Peter Wathern (Internationales Institut für Umwelt und Gesellschaft).

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Provides an authoritative contemporary review of both the science and art of EIA, reflecting concern both with the technical aspects of appraisal and the effects of EIA on the decision-making process.

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