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Impact Assessment: Practical Solutions to Recurrent Problems and Contemporary Challenges, 2nd Edition

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Impact Assessment: Practical Solutions to Recurrent Problems and Contemporary Challenges, 2nd Edition

David P. Lawrence

ISBN: 978-1-118-09737-3 October 2013 490 Pages

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Taking a problem-oriented approach, Environmental Impact Assessment provides an in-depth, practical, and comprehensive guide for designing and implementing effective Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) processes. Easily adaptable for application in other jurisdictions, this thoroughly updated second edition addresses a much broader range of practice-related problems, issues, and challenges in EIA. The text also includes a new set of practice-based stories to provide a real-world context for the conceptual and applied analyses. End-of-chapter checklists provide a handy tool for structuring the design and evaluation of EIA processes and documents.

Preface ix

1. Introduction 1

1.1 Highlights 1

1.2 A “Not So Hypothetical” Scenario 1

1.3 The Basics 5

1.4 A Structure 12

1.5 A Strategy 16

1.6 A Road Map 19

1.7 Summing Up 20

2. Conventional IA Processes 22

2.1 Highlights 22

2.2 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 22

2.3 Conventional EIA Choices 23

2.4 Choices for Other IATypes 34

2.5 Contemporary Challenge—SEA Good Practice Guidance 46

2.6 Summing Up 49

3. How to Make IAs More Influential 52

3.1 Highlights 52

3.2 Insights from Practice 52

3.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 56

3.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 62

3.5 Instituting an Influential IA Process 75

3.6 Contemporary Challenge—IA Influence—Good Practice Guidance 84

3.7 Summing Up 84

4. How to Make IAs More Rigorous 91

4.1 Highlights 91

4.2 Insights from Practice 91

4.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 94

4.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 94

4.5 Instituting a Rigorous IA Process 100

4.6 Contemporary Challenge—Good Practice IA Follow-up 111

4.7 Summing Up 114

5. How to Make IAs More Rational 116

5.1 Highlights 116

5.2 Insights from Practice 116

5.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 119

5.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 121

5.5 Instituting a Rational IA Process 129

5.6 Contemporary Challenge—Siting “Locally Unwanted Land Uses” 139

5.7 Summing Up 148

6. How to Make IAs More Substantive 150

6.1 Highlights 150

6.2 Insights from Practice 150

6.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 153

6.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 156

6.5 Instituting a Substantive IA Process 169

6.6 Contemporary Challenge—Horizontal IA Integration 179

6.7 Summing Up 183

7. How to Make IAs More Practical 186

7.1 Highlights 186

7.2 Insights from Practice 186

7.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 190

7.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 194

7.5 Instituting a Practical IA Process 213

7.6 Contempory Challenge—CEA Good Practice 222

7.7 Summing Up 225

8. How to Make IAs More Democratic 227

8.1 Highlights 227

8.2 Insights from Practice 227

8.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 230

8.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 233

8.5 Instituting a Democratic IA Process 244

8.6 Contemporary Challenge—Multijurisdictional IA 252

8.7 Summing Up 258

9. How to Make IAs More Collaborative 261

9.1 Highlights 261

9.2 Insights from Practice 261

9.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 264

9.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 269

9.5 Instituting a Collaborative IA Process 299

9.6 Contemporary Challenge—IA Capacity Building 308

9.7 Summing Up 312

10. How to Make IAs More Ethical 315

10.1 Highlights 315

10.2 Insights from Practice 315

10.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 318

10.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 319

10.5 Instituting an Ethical IA Process 330

10.6 Contemporary Challenge—Significance Determination 337

10.7 Summing Up 344

11. How to Make IAs More Adaptable 346

11.1 Highlights 346

11.2 Insights from Practice 346

11.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 349

11.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 352

11.5 Instituting an Adaptive IA Process 383

11.6 Contemporary Challenge—Climate Change 391

11.7 Summing Up 392

12. How to Connect and Combine IA Processes 399

12.1 Highlights 399

12.2 Insights from Practice 399

12.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 404

12.4 Composite Regulatory Frameworks 405

12.5 Recurrent Problems 406

12.6 IATypes 415

12.7 Contemporary Challenge—Matching Process and Context 418

12.8 Contemporary Challenges 423

12.9 Composite IA Processes 423

12.10 Limits and Priorities 431

12.11 Summing Up 433

References 435

Index 469

“It highlights all aspects of IA that should be considered or understood before trying to complete an assessment, and for this reason, it will very likely become a ‘go-to’ reference text for the IA community around the world.”  (Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 3 July 2014)

"Overall, Impact Assessment: Practical Solutions to Recurrent Problems and Contemporary Challenges provides a thorough discussion of some of the key problems and challenges represented in impact assessment research and practice.  Specifically aimed at practitioners, this text allows for those already with a basis in impact assessment theory and practice to consider problems and challenges, and possible responses in detail."  (Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, 1 March 2014)