Name: Environmental Impact Assessment
Sectors: Health, Safety And Environment
Environmental Studies 305: Environmental Impact Assessment, a three-credit, seniorlevel course is designed to introduce you to a systematic process for predicting, and evaluating the significant environmental consequences of a proposed action or undertaking.
This process—environmental impact assessment—has been applied primarily to new infrastructure projects, such as power plants, highways, pipelines, dams, mines, airports, incinerators and landfills. Assessment processes have also been used to consider the implications of new technologies, plans, and policies that may result in significant social and biophysical effects.
This course focuses on environmental assessment processes—what they are meant to accomplish, and how they are designed or should be designed to be effective, efficient and fair.
History and Key Features of Environmental Assessment
Setting a Standard for Environmental Assessment in Canada: The Berger Inquiry on the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline
Setting a Standard for Environmental Assessment in Canada: The Ecosystem Approach
Legislated Environmental Assessment at the Federal Level in Canada
Legislated Environmental Assessment at the Provincial Level in Canada
The Role of the Public in Environmental Assessment
Biophysical Impact Assessment and Cumulative Environmental Effects
Social Impact Assessment
Case Study: Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Red Hill Creek Expressway
The Prospects for Advancement of Environmental Assessment