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Impact Assessment

Author : David P. Lawrence
ISBN : 9781118678732
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Offers solutions and best practices to respond to recurrentproblems and contemporary challenges in the field Since the publication of the first edition of EnvironmentalImpact Assessment in 2003, both the practice and theory ofimpact assessment have changed substantially. Not only has thefield been subject to a great deal of new regulations andguidelines, it has also evolved tremendously, with a greateremphasis on strategic environmental, sustainability, and humanhealth impact assessments. Moreover, there is a greater call forimpact assessments from a global perspective. This SecondEdition, now titled Impact Assessment to reflect itsbroader scope and the breadth of these many changes, offersstudents and practitioners a current guide to today's impactassessment practice. Impact Assessment begins with an introduction and then achapter reviewing conventional approaches to the field. Next, thebook is organized around recurrent problems and contemporarychallenges in impact assessment process design and management,enabling readers to quickly find the material they need to solvetough problems, including: How to make impact assessments more influential, rigorous,rational, substantive, practical, democratic, collaborative,ethical, and adaptive How each problem and challenge-reducing process would operateat the regulatory and applied levels How each problem can be approached for different impactassessment types—sustainability assessment, strategicenvironmental assessment, project-level EIA, social impactassessment, ecological impact assessment, and health impactassessment How to link and combine impact assessment processes to operatein situations with multiple overlapping problems, challenges, andimpact assessment types How to connect and combine impact assessment processes Each chapter first addresses the topic with current theory andthen demonstrates how that theory is applied, presentingrequirements, guidelines, and best practices. Summaries at the endof each chapter provide a handy tool for structuring the design andevaluation of impact assessment processes and documents. Readerswill find analyses and new case studies that address such issues asmulti-jurisdictional impact assessment, climate change, cumulativeeffects assessment, follow-up, capacity building, interpretingsignificance, and the siting of major industrial and wastefacilities. Reflecting current theory and standards of practice, ImpactAssessment is appropriate for both students and practitionersin the field, enabling them to confidently respond to a myriad ofnew challenges in the field.

Advanced Introduction To Environmental Impact Assessment

Author : Angus Morrison-Saunders
ISBN : 9781785369704
Genre : Business & Economics
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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by the world's leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas. The Advanced Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment explores the unifying and universal principles at the heart of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) wherever it may be practiced worldwide. This overview of the field by Angus Morrison-Saunders emphasizes the big ideas upon which EIA was founded and which remain central to theory and practice today. In a nutshell, EIA is essentially about thinking before acting. Key Features include:* A reminder of the fundamental ideas promoted by the pioneers and early writers about EIA* Consideration of environment and development and how the two come together in EIA* A short and concise overview of international best practice EIA principles as they apply today* Reflections on the increasing need to adopt a holistic, sustainability-oriented approach to EIA.This book is relevant to all stakeholders involved in EIA including practitioners, researchers, and teachers. It will also appeal to university students studying engineering, environmental science, geography, sustainability, and policy studies.

Cedem Asia 2014

Author : Skoric, Marko M.
ISBN : 9783902505712
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Reforming Water Law And Governance

Author : Cameron Holley
ISBN : 9789811089770
Genre : Law
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This book identifies the most effective water policy tools and innovations, and the circumstances that foster their successful implementation by taking a comparative look at a world-leading ‘laboratory’ of water law and governance: Australia. In particular, the book analyses Australia’s 20-year experience implementing a hybrid governance system of markets, hierarchical regulation, and collaborative integrated water planning. Australia is acknowledged as a world leader in water governance reform, and an examination of its relatively mature water law and governance system has great significance for many international academics and jurisdictions. This book synthesises practical lessons and theoretical insights from Australia, as well as recommendations from comparative analysis with countries such as the United States to provide useful guidance for policymakers and scholars seeking to apply water instruments in a wide range of policy contexts. The book also advances our understanding of water and broader environmental governance theory and is a valuable reference for scholars, researchers and students working in law, regulation and governance studies – especially in the field of water and environmental law.

European And International Experiences Of Strategic Environmental Assessment

Author : Barry Sadler
ISBN : 9781317391234
Genre : Architecture
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This book brings together the latest thinking in Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and considers the key question of whether the processes are having a positive impact on strategic decision making, both in Europe and worldwide. As governments move to develop green agendas, the book explores the challenges of working within national systems, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of sector-specific SEA. The importance of stakeholder engagement is considered, as is the question of how to turn NIMBYs into WIMBYs – that is, creating positive reasons to encourage development and allow local stakeholders to profit. In assessing ways in which the practice of SEA can provide a new agenda for the 21st Century, the chapters explore current and emerging approaches, procedures and methods, along with ways in which SEA can be linked with other planning tools. The role of research and academia is considered, and the book looks beyond the current status of SEA to address the question of how practitioners can capitalise on the potential of SEA to become integrated into high-level policy as a key element of climate change mitigation strategies. Each chapter is written by internationally renowned authors and based on many years of experience in the field. The book will be essential reading for forward-thinking practitioners and students of SEA.

Environmental Impact Assessment

Author : David P. Lawrence
ISBN : UOM:39015060025742
Genre : Political Science
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Take the EIA challenge: Eight scenarios show you how to design and implement more effective EIA processes When a proposed action threatens the physical, biological, social, or economic environment, a thorough assessment is done and measures are identified to prevent and offset the adverse environmental impacts. This practice is called an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), which has regularly been treated, studied, and practiced as a singular process . . . until now. Environmental Impact Assessment challenges the deep-rooted assumption that EIA should be structured around a unitary assessment process. In this groundbreaking new book, author David Lawrence addresses eight recurrent problems in EIA practice, describes and assesses residual problems, and provides details to solve these persistent problems. Developed to help you cope with the many competing demands and recurrent problems encountered in your day-to-day work, Environmental Impact Assessment: Discusses conventional choices for controlling and shaping the EIA process Shows how each problem-reducing process would operate at the regulatory level as well as at the applied level Addresses how well each process satisfies ideal EIA process characteristics Offers summary overviews after each analysis Demonstrates links between the conceptual analysis and practice examples Examines how to link and combine EIA processes to operate in situations with multiple, overlapping problems Compares requirements in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia

Unsere Gemeinsame Zukunft

Author : Volker Hauff
ISBN : 3923166168
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Author : Rose Arny
ISBN : UOM:39015058394100
Genre : American literature
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Laudato Si

Author : Franziskus (Papst),
ISBN : 9783451807367
Genre : Religion
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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.

The Design Of Everyday Things

Author : Norman Don
ISBN : 9783800648108
Genre : Business & Economics
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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

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