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Ongoing environmental impact assessment as a force for change

Bailey, J. and Saunders, A. (1988) Ongoing environmental impact assessment as a force for change. Project Appraisal, 3 . pp. 37-42.

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Environmental impact assessment should be an ongoing process, not one that starts with the formulation of a proposal and ends with the decision to go ahead. A simple iterative model is proposed, with four tasks (identification, prediction, summarization, and evaluation), occurring during screening, scoping, assessment, and implementation.

The model is illustrated using a case study from Western Australia from the mineral processing industry. It shows the importance of continual monitoring in guiding the evolution of a project.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental and Life Sciences
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