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Introduction to Environmental Assessment: A Guide to Principles and Practice (4th edition)

ISBN : 9780199028894

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¥8,382
Author: 
Bram F. Noble
Pages
312 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
155 x 234 mm
Pub date
Nov 2020
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This practical, step-by-step introduction to environmental assessment examines EA tools, procedures, and methodology while taking into account both physical and human environments. With its interdisciplinary approach and extensive Canadian case studies, this text exposes students to EA at work in the real world.

Index: 

List of Boxes, Boxed Features, Figures, and Tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
1. Aims and Objectives of Environmental Assessment
Introduction
Environmental Assessment
The EA Process
Purpose and Objectives of EA
Who's Who in the EA Process
Getting the Big Picture
Key Terms
Review Questions and Exercises
References
2. Environmental Assessment in Canada
Overview of Environmental Assessment in Canada
Provincial EA Systems
Northern EA
Origins and Development of EA in Canada
Continuous Learning Process
Key Terms
Review Questions and Exercises
References
3. Pre-project Planning and Public Engagement
Introduction
Roles and Responsibilities
Project Need and Consideration of Alternatives
Public Engagement
Project Description
Key Terms
Review Questions and Exercises
References
4. Determining the Need for Assessment
Screening
Screening Approaches
Level of Assessment Required
Screening and the Precautionary Principle
Key Terms
Review Questions and Exercises
References
5. Scoping and Baseline Assessment
Scoping
Baseline Assessment
Knowledge to Support Baseline Assessments
Key Terms
Review Questions and Exercises
References
6. Impact Prediction and Characterization
Impact Prediction
Change and Project Effects
What to Predict
How to Predict
Characterizing Predicted Impacts
Addressing Uncertainty
Key Terms
Review Questions and Exercises
References
7. Managing Project Impacts
Impact Management
Mitigation Hierarchy
Checklist for Management Prescriptions
Adaptive Management
Creating and Enhancing Positive Impacts
Key Terms
Review Questions and Exercises
References
8. Significance Determination
Impact Significance
Measurement and Meaning: Components of Significance
Approaches to Significance Determination
Key Principles for Determining Significance
Key Terms
Review Questions and Exercises
References
9. Follow-Up and Monitoring
Follow-Up
Rationale for Post-decision Monitoring
Effective Follow-Up and Monitoring
Monitoring Methods and Techniques
Key Terms
Review Questions and Exercises
References
10. Indigenous Consultation and Engagement
Indigenous Engagement
Duty to Consult
Indigenous and Local Knowledge Systems
Enduring Challenges to Indigenous Engagement
Toward Meaningful Indigenous Engagement in EA
Key Terms
Review Questions and Exercises
References
11. Cumulative Effects Assessment
Cumulative Effects
Assessing Cumulative Environmental Effects
Regional Assessment
Basic Science Components of a CEA Framework
Governance for Cumulative Effects Management
Key Terms
Review Questions and Exercises
References
12. Strategic Environmental Assessment
Higher-Order Assessment
Defining Strategic EA
Origins and Evolution
Foundational Principles of Strategic EA
SEA Benefits
SEA Design
Enduring Challenges
Key Terms
Review Questions and Exercises
References
13. Professional Practice and Ethics
Professional Practice
Ethical Conduct
Key Terms
Review Questions and Exercises
References
14. Environmental Assessment Prospects
References
Glossary
Index

About the author: 

Bram F. Noble is a professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Saskatchewan.

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