Environmental Impact
Assessment, 2nd Edition
A Comparative Review

By Christopher Wood
Pearson Education
August 2003
ISBN: 058236969X
429 Pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9 "
$69.50 Paper Original

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has become a vital management tool worldwide. EIA is a means of evaluating the likely consequences of a proposed major action which will significantly affect the environment, before that action is taken. This new edition of Wood's key text provides an authoritative, international review of environmental impact assessment, comparing systems used in the UK, USA, the Netherlands, Canada, the Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand and South Africa.

" Provides a unique introduction to the nature and history of EIA.
" Explores the nature of best practice in EIA.
" Describes national EIA procedures in detail.
" Indicates the direction of future development in EIA.
" Covers strategic environmental assessment.

1. Introduction
2. EIA in the United States of America
3. The European Directives on EIA
4. EIA in the United Kingdom
5. EIA in the Netherlands, Canada, the Commonwealth of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa
6. Legal Basis of EIA Systems
7. Coverage of EIA Systems
8. Consideration of Alternatives in EIA Systems
9. Screening of Actions
10. Scoping of Impacts
11. EIA Report Preparation
12. EIA Report Review
13. Decision Making
14. Monitoring and Auditing of Actions
15. Mitigation of Impacts
16. Consultation and Participation
17. Monitoring of EIA Systems
18. Costs and Benefits of EIA Systems
19. Strategic Environmental Assessment
20. Conclusions.

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