Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 17:57
Environmental impact assessment (EIA) is a process for providing information about likely effects of certain human activities on ‘the environment’, and for identifying ways of minimising adverse effects and enhancing any positive effects.
Case studies, workshops and field visits are used to encourage participative learning related to components of the EIA process.
Oral presentations and written reports provide opportunities to develop your communication skills and to master the theory, policy and implementation elements to EIA.
Visiting speakers from the local area provide practitioner perspectives on the role of EIA in development decisions.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The aim of the course is to provide training in policies, methods and application of EIA in the UK (as a member state of the EU) and elsewhere. The course also aims to foster balanced judgement of the strengths and weaknesses of EIA.
By the end of the course, you should be able to:
Explain the origins and development of EIA, including key policy drivers and statutes;
Describe the different stages of the EIA process, the types of activity involved, and main participants;
Explain the environmental effects of a selection of development types, taking account of the scientific evidence base;
Critically review impact identification, impact analysis, and proposed mitigation measures in case studies;
Describe the typical content and structure of scoping reports and environmental statements;
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.