Environmental Impact Assessment is intended to be used as a textbook by the beginners in Civil/Environmental Engineering. The book comprises of 7 chapters covering all the important topics related to EIA. It covers EIA concepts, principles and procedures alongwith case studies.The contents are prepared by using latest codes of various countries. The book is intended for students of B.E/B.Tech (Civil Engineering), M.E/M.Tech (Environmental Engineering), B.Sc/M.Se (Environmental) practicing professionals and candidates preparing for competitive examinations. Probable questions are provided at the end of each chapter. The book is prepared in a simplified manner with figures wherever necessary for better understanding.
Additional Info
  • Publisher: Laxmi Publications
  • Language: English
  • ISBN : 978-93-5274-092-5
  • Chapter 1

    Prologue Price 9.00  |  9 Rewards Points

    Before discussing the subject of Environmental Impact Assessment for Developmental projects in India, it is necessary to review the overall scenario of industrial growth and environmental management in the country, and the changes that have occurred from time to time.

  • Chapter 2

    Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) In Practice Price 9.00  |  9 Rewards Points

    The Environmental Assessment terminology used in the countries of Asia, Australia, N. America and Europe tends to vary both in the meaning of terms and scope of their application. The American system uses the terms EIA and EIS while the British system uses the terms EA and ES for Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Impact Statement respectively.

  • Chapter 3

    Baseline Scenario Price 9.00  |  9 Rewards Points

    A proper description of environmental setting can provide baseline information necessary to predict impacts associated with the various alternatives under consideration. There is no single list of environmental items that is appropriate for every environmental assessment. A list of environmental items should be developed on a project-by-project basis or at least on a project type-by-project type basis. Four bases are available for listing the items to be included in environmental setting viz., knowledge of impacts, guidelines, other EISs and methodologies for EIA.

  • Chapter 4

    Stages For Environmental Assessment Price 9.00  |  9 Rewards Points

    Prediction is a crucial element in the procedure of EIA. Prediction is the process of determining the nature and extent of the environmental changes that will result from a proposed activity. The predicted values for environmental variables form the objective basis for the assessment of the environmental feasibility of the proposed activity, for the judgment of alternatives and for the evaluation of the effectiveness of mitigating measures.

  • Chapter 5

    Projection Decision Price 9.00  |  9 Rewards Points

    Assessment or interpretation of predicted environmental quality status is vital in an environmental impact study. Decisions based on interpretation include whether or not to approve a proposed project, whether or not to prepare an environmental impact statement, and the necessity for identification and inclusion of mitigation measures. Impact assessment requires the considerable exercise of professional judgment along with environmental standards or criteria and other scientific information.

  • Chapter 6

    Monitoring Price 9.00  |  9 Rewards Points

    Only the actual implementation of an activity will be able to give rise to an environmental effect or impact. The decision about the activity has to be based on the prediction of effects. Monitoring and evaluation of the actual impact of the implemented activity is therefore considered as the utmost importance.

  • Chapter 7

    Case Studies Price 9.00  |  9 Rewards Points

    Case Studies including:

    • Pulp and Paper industry
    • Siting of Energy Facilities (International)
       
  • Chapter 8

    Bibliography Price 9.00  |  9 Rewards Points

    Bibliography

  • Chapter 9

    Appendix Price 9.00  |  9 Rewards Points

    Appendix I - Criteria for Environmental Components (Air Quality, Water Quality, Flora & Fauna & Soil Quality)

    Appendix 2 - Leopold Interaction Matrix

    Appendix 3 - Examples Of Water Quality Prediction

    Appendix 4 - The Battelle Environmental Evaluation System

    Appendix 5 - Institutional Mechanism

  • Chapter 10

    Annexure Price 9.00  |  9 Rewards Points

    ANNEXURE 1 -  APPLICATION FOR OBTAINING EIA CLEARANCE

    ANNEXURE 2 - LEGAL INSTRUMENTS

    ANNEXURE 3 -  STANDARDS FOR DISCHARGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS

    ANNEXURE 4 - PRE-FEASIBILITY REPORT: POINTS FOR CONSIDERATION

    ANNEXURE 5 -  DESIGN OF MONITORING NETWORKS

About the Author

Deputy Director & Head, Environmental Audit Cell (EAC), National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur, India view complete profile

Principal, Dr. Pauls Engineering College, Tamil Nadu, India view complete profile