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  • Environmental impact assessment - a practical guide for the discerning practitioner
  • Aucamp PJ
  • ISBN: 9780627026799
  • eISBN: 9780627028564
  • ePub ISBN: N/A
  • 160 Pages | Published: 2009

Environmental impact assessment: a practical guide for the discerning practitioner collates most of the existing important information regarding the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process in one compact volume. It follows the logical progression of an EIA using international best practice techniques and principles, and now includes the most up-to-date 2012 regulatory information.
Environmental impact assessment sets a baseline for EIA in South Africa. It is the first book on this topic written specifically for the South African context, although it is applicable to all developing countries.
Contents include the following:
  • EIA legislation
  • Screening
  • Scoping
  • Stakeholder involvement process
  • Identification and comparative assessment of alternatives
  • Environmental risk assessment and management
  • Legally required authorisations
  • Social impact variables
  • Heritage specialist input
  • Health impact assessment
  • Evaluation of an EIA
Environmental impact assessment was written for environmental professionals and students entering the field for the first time, but it will also provide practical advice for advanced students and experienced consultants working in related fields.

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Screening
Chapter 3 Scoping
Chapter 4 Stakeholder involvement
Chapter 5 Environmental impact assessment
Chapter 6 Draft environmental management plan
Chapter 7 Related legal aspects
Chapter 8 Social impact assessments
Chapter 9 Heritage impact assessments
Chapter 10: Health impact assessments
Chapter 11 Evaluation of the environmental impact assessment

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