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Assessing Impact: Handbook of EIA and SEA Follow-Up

Edited By: Angus Morrison-Saunders and Jos Arts

338 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Dec 2006 | #157938 | ISBN: 1844073378
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About this book

Written and edited by an authoritative team of internationally known experts in environmental impact assessment (EIA), this is the first book to present in a coherent manner the theory and practice of EIA and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) follow-up.

Without some form of follow-up, the consequences of impact assessments and the environmental outcomes of development projects will remain unknown. Assessing Impact examines both EIA follow-up and the emerging practice of SEA follow-up, and showcases follow-up procedures in various countries throughout Europe, North America and Australasia. Theoretical and legislative perspectives are examined in the light of detailed case study examples, and the authors present a micro-, macro- and meta scale analysis of EIA practice ranging from individual plan and project level through to the jurisdictional level, as well as an analysis of the concept of EIA. Full coverage is given to the roles of proponents, both private and governmental, EIA regulators and the affected public in designing and executing follow-up programmes.

?This book will prove to be an invaluable reference and guide for EIA practitioners in industry, consultancies and regulatory agencies, as well as in the education and training sector? Paula Caldwell, Director General, Environmental Protection Service, Environment Canada


Introduction to EIA Follow-up; Theoretical Perspectives; A Practical Framework; Designing for EIA Follow-up; Appraising Effects of Mitigation Measures; Can Industry Benefit From Participation in EIA Follow-up? EIA Follow-up and Adaptive Management; The Independent Environmental Watchdog; Learning by Doing; Follow-up in Current SEA Understanding; Dimensions of Success and Scales of Evaluation of EIA and SEA Processes; Lessons for EIA Follow-up; Bibliography, Index

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Angus Morrison-Saunders, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Assessment at Murdoch University, Australia, has published extensively on EIA follow-up. Jos Arts, Manager of the EIA/Transportation Centre of the Dutch Ministry of Transport, has a PhD on EIA follow-up from Groningen University, The Netherlands

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