A Practical Guide to Environmental Impact Assessment

A Practical Guide to Environmental Impact Assessment

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Impact assessment has become a crucial element of the interface between society and the environment. This practical guide to the assessment process will help ecologists, environmental scientists and civil engineers to identify the conceptual foundation of the assessments they are preparing. The guide is also intended for policy makers so they can also understand the scientific basis for these surveys and descriptions of biotic and abiotic parameters. This guide should appeal to a broad cross-section of those pondering land use decisions.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 296 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 19mm | 554g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0122415558
  • 9780122415555

Table of contents

Part 1 Principles of environmental impact assessment: overview of environmental impact assessment; environmental compartments and dynamics; methodologies for assessing impacts; environmental standards; resource interactions; the assessment process. Part 2 The physical environment: aquatic resources; terrestrial resources; wetland resources; special issues - physical environment. Part 3 The social environment: overview of components and dynamics; personal and interpersonal impacts; impacts on public health and safety; economic impacts; cultural impacts; special issues - social environment. Part 4 Issues of special concern: chemical risk and hazard assessment; cumulative impacts; mitigation and enhancement.
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