Evaluating Environmental and Social Impact Assessment in Developing Countries, Second Edition outlines an evaluation framework that supports environmental professionals, researchers and academics in evaluating the effectiveness of impact assessment within limited budgets, promotes standardization across the field, and helps determine if Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is achieving its intended goal of sustainable development.
Using Bangladesh as a case study, it begins by introducing the key issues surrounding processes for evaluating the effectiveness of EIA, highlighting the need for an integrated, holistic approach. The book then goes on to outline the current institutional framework and discusses the quality of environmental impact statements, evaluation of social impact assessment (SIA) and community participation, and the implementation of mitigation measures, before presenting a framework for an effective EIA system.
This new edition provides a fully updated picture of both recent changes and ongoing developments under way, such as the growth in social wellbeing, community participation and enhanced auditing, to ensure the challenges still facing EIA and SIA evaluation are addressed as robustly as possible.
- Outlines the latest updates on how EIA and SIA outcome assessment systems are being incorporated
- Highlights the surge in growth of community participation in EIA and gives valuable insights into the methods and techniques being used to successfully harness this phenomenon
- Provides updated case studies showing how the evaluation framework has been applied, revealing the challenges, changes, failures and successes that have taken place on these projects since the first edition
Scientists, engineers, researchers, planners and legislators involved with environmental planning, sustainability, social impact, disaster management and resilient communities, as well as academics working in these areas
2. Evaluating the effectiveness of environmental impact assessment system in developing countries: the need for an integrated holistic approach
3. Institutional framework of the environmental impact assessment system
4. The quality of environmental impact statements
5. Evaluating social impact assessment
6. Evaluating community participation in environmental impact assessment
7. Implementation of Mitigation Measures: EIA Practice at Post-EIS Stage
8. Evaluating Environmental and Social Impact Assessment: Framework for Effective EIA System
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Dr Salim Momtaz is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He teaches in the area of Sustainable Resource Management. He received his BSc and MSc degrees in Geography from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He did a PhD in Regional Planning and Development from the University of London under a Commonwealth Scholarship, working under the supervision of Professor Richard Munton. His academic career started at the University of Dhaka in 1986. Salim moved to Australia in 1994 as an independent migrant. From 1995 to 1998 Salim taught Geography and Environmental Studies at Central Queensland University. He joined the University of Newcastle in 1999 where he has been teaching since. He had a stint in the US teaching Environmental and Social Impact Assessment at Georgetown University, Washington D.C., as a Visiting Professor. He received Rotary International Ambassadorial Fellowship to teach and conduct research in Bangladesh. Salim’s current research interests include development and environment, climate change adaptation, environmental governance, and social impact assessment. Salim led the team that conducted one of the first social impact assessment studies in Australia titled "Independent Social Impact Assessment: Proposed Castle Hope Dam and Awoonga Dam, Queensland". Salim published five books and many articles in international journals. He was a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee, Netherlands Government Research Organization, between 2007 and 2010. Salim currently lives in a coastal outer suburb of Sydney, Australia with his wife and two daughters.
Centre for Sustainable Use of Coasts and Catchments, School of Environmental & Life Sciences, University of Newcastle, Australia
Dr. S.M. Zobaidul Kabir is currently working at the Centre for Environmental Management (CEM), CQUniversity, Australia, as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the area of environmental and social impact assessment. In addition to research, he teaches social and economic impact assessment at CQUniversity under Environmental Management program. Recently, he has obtained Doctor of Philosophy on Sustainable Resource Management from the University of Newcastle, Australia, under the prestigious Endeavour Postgraduate Award. Earlier, he obtained Master of Environmental Management and Master of Diplomacy from the Australian National University under AusAID scholarship.
Dr. Kabir has more than 7 years of research experience in the area of ex-post evaluation of environmental performance of development projects, environmental policy analysis, environmental and social impact assessment of development projects, and social appraisal of mine closure plan. He worked for the Government of Bangladesh as a civil servant and held various positions. He also worked for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Bangladesh, as a National Project Professional Personnel (NPPP).
He has more than 12 publications as scholarly journal articles and peer-reviewed conference proceedings. His research interests include impact assessment, greening business, community engagement, liveability assessment, environmental governance and sustainability assessment. He is a member of International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA) and Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Environmental Management, Central Queensland University, Australia