EIA - Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Introduction...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–8. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Introduction Historical development Legislative requirements Basic technical approach Summary & concluding remarks
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
What is EIA? Assessment of environmental impacts due to an activity (e.g. OC) or accident (e.g. chemical spill) Assessment of environmental impacts due to a proposed project, e.g. construction or operation of airport, power plant, Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, etc.
Background image of page 2
EIA Possible Definition interdisciplinary evaluation of the potential effects (including mitigation measures and residual effects) of the proposed projects on the physical-chemical, biological, cultural, socio-economic attributes of a particular geographical area. Systematic, reproducible , and
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Issues Generally Studied in EIA a) b) Air, water, and noise quality c) e) f) Socio-economic, cultural, archaeological and historical impacts g) Environmental monitoring and audit h) Environmental risk
Background image of page 4
Clarification of Concepts Environmental Impacts Environmental risks Environmental audit – deterministic prediction – deterministic (consequence) + !! statistical estimation (probability) – checking against !! agreed standards and !! verify predictions
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
History of EIA in the world 1st EIA uncertain, possibly began in US NEPA (1969):plan before you act, stimulated by Rachel Carson’s book “Silent Spring” which made public aware of the dramatic ecological consequences of excessive use of pesticides
Background image of page 6
Came to HK around the end of 1970. Formal EIA carried out by power companies for development of Castle Peak Power Station and Lamma Power Station. Normally imposed as a land lease
Background image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 8
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 12/01/2010 for the course CHEM yscn0027 taught by Professor Drtong during the Spring '10 term at HKU.

Page1 / 35

EIA - Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Introduction...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 8. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online