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Impact Assessment and Sustainable Resource Management


Series: Themes in Resource Management

By: LG Smith

210 pages, Illus, maps

Addison Wesley Longman (Pearson Education)

Paperback | Feb 1993 | #22156 | ISBN: 058204653X
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About this book

Present practices in resource management and environmental planning appear unable to help in preventing disasters such as oil spillages or the destruction of the Amazon rainforests. This book explores some of the fundamental issues associated with impact assessment, identifies current strengths and weaknesses, and suggests changes necessary to ensure impact assessment contributes fully to the achievement of sustainable resource management.


1.The need for redefinition 2.Impact assessment methods and methodology 3.Institutional arrangements for impact assessment 4.Public policy and interest representation 5.Planning and the role of impact assessment 6.Impact assessment redefined 7.Frontier developments 8.Linear facilities 9.Waste management 10.Implications for sustainable resource management Conclusions References

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