impact assessment Articles

  • Environmental impact assessment in Thailand

    Developers in Thailand often regard EIA as a necessary evil but this does not do the process justice as it also makes sound economic sense. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) refers to the formal process used to predict the environmental consequences of a proposed project such as a new condominium or resort development. The primary objective of an EIA is to ensure that the potential impacts, ...

  • Increasing the Impact of Risk Assessment

    Improve your risk management programs over time and increase employee safety by making risk assessment a living part of your organisation. By implementing a ‘living’ risk assessment cycle and developing a safety culture, you can: Manage risk more effectively Be better prepared for litigation Reduce overall risk This paper will identify a ...


    By Medgate, Inc

  • Assessment of relative impact of reservoir location

    Reallocation of reservoir storage capacity for different water use purposes is regarded as one of the representative strategies for supplying water for human and environmental needs under the difficult situation of new reservoir construction. However, there are impacts of reservoir storage reallocation on river/reservoir systems because each reservoir in a multiple reservoir system is operated ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Environmental impact assessment of bathroom products

    It has been recognised worldwide that previous patterns of industrial production have been causing resource depletion and waste accumulation. To address the issue, not only the selection of materials, but also the cycle of stages in the life of a product, are subject to scrutiny. These stages may include resource extraction, manufacturing, packaging and shipping, use and refurbishment. This paper ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A contextual approach to environmental impact assessment

    This paper presents an environmental impact assessment method implemented in a computational tool for the environmental evaluation of building designs. The method is an extension of a traditional material-focused life cycle analysis (LCA), and is based on a spatial allocation for emissions and resource usage. The implementation described here uses a model of an evaluative environment, which ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Including ecotoxic impacts on warm‐blooded predators in life cycle impact assessment

    In current life cycle impact assessment, the focus of ecotoxicity is on cold‐blooded species. We developed a method to calculate characterization factors (CFs) for the impact assessment of chemical emissions on warm‐blooded predators in freshwater food chains. The method was applied to 329 organic chemicals. The CF for these predators was defined as a multiplication of the fate factor (FF), ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Application of neural network on environmental impact assessment tools

    Intended to provide an applicable evaluation methodology for product environmental impacts, this paper presents a survey of the current Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) methodologies. As a proposed remedy for existing tools, an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) approach is developed to estimate the missing data. To provide updated Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) information for major components used ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Socioeconomic Impact Assessment in Saudi Arabia: problems and perspectives

    The Socioeconomic Impact Assessment (SIA) specialists face a host of challenges in interpreting the importance of social and economic impacts. Evidence is abundant in the literature about the serious implications resulting from incomplete or prejudiced SIA analyses during execution of the projects and beyond. This paper conceptualises the significance of social and economic impacts, and discusses ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Atmospheric environment impact assessment of thermal power plant

    Due to the excess consumption of natural resources and the severe deterioration of the environment, people are having a growing consciousness of environmental protection and more concerned of air pollution problems. However, the thermal power plant, as one of the main pollution sources, burns a large amount of fossil fuels and discharge pollutants which cause serious atmospheric pollution. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessing the Impacts of the Iran Nuclear Deal on Climate Change

    Introduction On July 14, 2015, the international economic boycott levied against Iran was scheduled to conclude. In concert with the European Union and the P5+1, the Islamic Republic agreed to a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) whereby its capacity for nuclear development would be dramatically curtailed. Among other requirements, Iran is mandated, for a period of 15 years, to ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Age of onset in health impact assessment of chemical substances

    The age at which a disability starts is important information when performing a quantitative health impact assessment of any particular chemical substance. From the fields of epidemiology and toxicology it is known that this age of onset may be influenced by chemical exposure and that this influence is dose (or exposure) dependent, i.e. effects will occur at younger ages when dose is increased. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Regulatory impact assessment and its evolution in Greece and Cyprus

    During the recent years an increasing demand emerged to improve the existing law systems through procedures that support the standards of better regulation. Such processes are the regulatory impact assessment (RIA) systems through which researchers, administrators and decision/policy makers can assess the economic, social and environmental impacts of any given legislation. Every country ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - The need for child impact assessments

    Introduction Forced child labor in the Uzbek agriculture sector, primarily in the harvesting and weeding of cotton, Uzbekistan’s most important cash crop, costs the nation’s children tens of millions of hours of school time annually and exposes the children to serious health and safety risks. The systemic, government orchestrated forced child labor in Uzbekistan has been widely ...

  • Assessing the environmental impact of the water footprint in Beijing, China

    Beijing is experiencing a shortage of water resources. Its rapid development and dense population have caused an extreme demand for water. This study quantifies the water footprint of Beijing at the sectoral level using a modified input–output model and estimates the impacts of freshwater use by life cycle impact assessment. The results suggest that the main water source of Beijing industries ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • BIO assesses impact of EPA delays on RFS investment

    BIO examined the impact of EPA's recent inability in administering the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on investment in advanced and cellulosic biofuels. It has found that EPA's delay in issuing the final 2013 and 2014 RFS rules, among other delays in RFS administration, is responsible for most of the "$13.7 billion shortfall in necessary investments for capacity to meet the RFS goals." ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Model to assess economic impact of hot environments on productivity

    In sectors as mining, smelting or food production, workers are constantly subjected to hot environmental conditions that affect them somehow. In this paper, a quantitative model that aims at relating the effects of such environments on labour productivity is presented. Simultaneously, the proposed model allows the evaluation of the economic balance between the loss of productivity and the energy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An evaluation of the environmental impact assessment system in Turkey

    In Turkey, as a developing country, environmental impact assessment (EIA) is a critical key for environmental protection. EIA is not regulated in Turkey by means of law, but through a decree put into force on the basis of the relevant provision of the Environmental Law. The EIA Regulation that is currently in effect was rearranged to eliminate operational problems and ensure harmony with European ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EEB and WWF critical evaluation of REACH Impact Assessment

    REACH has been designed to establish a more uniform, more transparent and safer management of chemicals in the European Union. Unacceptable chemicals are to be identified and gradually substituted for safer alternatives, implementing the precautionary principle. At the same time REACH should enhance the functioning of Europe’s internal market, creates a level playing field, fosters innovation and ...

  • Quarry impact assessment at Cornelly quarry: tarmac

    The planning permissions for the Cornelly Group of Quarries were subject to review under the provisions of the Environment Act 1995 (ROMP).  They were called in by the National Assembly for Wales (NAW) due to the potential impacts of further working of the quarries; the regulators had particular concern about the potential for dewatering to affect Kenfig Pool and Dunes SSSI (a Special Area ...

  • Assessing the impacts of local and imported produce on the public and the environment

    European environmental groups have been calling to switch from imported agricultural produce to locally grown produce, citing positive social and economic impacts as well as environmental ones; and especially the benefit of reducing the environmental pollution and greenhouse gas emissions caused by long-distance food transportation. In Israel, in contrast, there have been calls to increase ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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