Conducting Environmental Impact Assessment in Developing Countries

By Prasad Modak; Asit K. Biswas | Go to book overview

8
Writing and reviewing an
EIA report

8.1 Writing an EIA report

Report writing is an important part of any EIA study to enable communication of the findings of the study to a wide range of professionals, decision makers, administrators, and the general public. It is essential that the report be concise; the format and the presentation of the report may vary with EIA teams and practitioners.


8.1.1 Guidelines for preparing EIA reports

Each individual EIA report should ideally be tailored to fit the circumstances of the project. However, it is useful to follow certain general guidelines to fit together the essential components of the study so as to generate a coherent advisory report helpful to the decision makers as well as the general public. A brief description of the typical contents of each section of an EIA report is given below.


Chapter 1 Introduction

This chapter would be introductory in nature and should provide a background of the project. It presents a review of the existing situation and demonstrates the need for the proposed project. Details regarding 177

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Abbreviations ix
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • Further Reading 11
  • 2 - Introduction to Eia 12
  • 3 - Eia Process 21
  • Further Reading *
  • 4 - Eia Methods 70
  • Further Reading *
  • 5 - Eia Tools 98
  • Further Reading *
  • 6 - Environmental Management Measures and Monitoring 124
  • Further Reading *
  • 7 - Eia Communication 165
  • Further Reading *
  • 8 - Writing and Reviewing an Eia Report 177
  • Further Reading *
  • 9 - Emerging Developments in Eia 196
  • Further Reading *
  • Annex 9.1: Case Study for Risk Assessments 272
  • 10 - Case Studies to Illustrate Environmental Impact Assessment Studies 278
  • Case Study 10.1 Tongonan Geothermal Power Plant, Leyte, Philippines *
  • Further Reading *
  • Case Study 10.2 Accelerated Mahaweli Development Programme *
  • Case Study 10.3 Tin Smelter Project in Thailand *
  • References *
  • Case Study 10.4 Thai National Fertilizer Corporation Project *
  • References *
  • Case Study 10.5 Map Ta Phut Port Project *
  • References *
  • Case Study 10.6 Eia at Work: A Hydroelectric Project in Indonesia *
  • Case Study 10.7 the Greater Cairo Wastewater Project *
  • Index 348
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