Impact Assessment (EIA)
environmental impact assessment (EIA) is an assessment of the impact or
potential impact (positive or negative) that an activity or project has
or may have on the environment. The purpose is to provide in as far as
possible an impartial view of the overall impact in what may be a very
complex system involving both damages and benefits to the environment,
many of which interact with each other. Having done so, it provides the
basis on which to make sound management or policy decisions. The
International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) defines an
environmental impact assessment as "the process of identifying,
predicting, evaluating and mitigating the biophysical, social, and
other relevant effects of development proposals prior to major
decisions being taken and commitments made."
used this approach to provide regulators (in particular) with the
information they need in their decision making processes, and relevant
on these and other relevant projects can be found on our Projects page.