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Course Information

About this Course

This course focuses on the examination of the purpose, principles and practical application of the EIA. The course will explores the development of Environmental Impact Assessment as a tool for preventing environmental problems in a proposed development. It also investigates the development of EIA guidelines and policies as well as its connections to ecologically sustainable development. In addition, the course takes a look at impact evaluation in terms of environmental and social-economic criteria; EIA implementation and the attendant issues; common practice problems; future directions; and the critical role of public throughout the due processes. This course is designed for students who wants to learn more about the assessment of environmental impact due to proposed development. It is recommended to take the course for 4 weeks.

Course Syllabus

ENVIRONMENTAL TYPES, ISSUES AND DEVELOPMENT IMPACT
- Natural, built and social environment
- Issues pertaining to physical and social environment and development

TYPES OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (EIA,SIA,HIA,LVIA)
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Social Impact Assessment
- Health Impact Assessment
- Landscape Visual and Impact Assessment

CONCEPT AND EVALUATION OF EIA
- Advantages and disadvantages
- Requirements and Policies
- Objectives of EIA
- Organizational of EIA
- Scope and Procedural Framework

EIA METHODOLOGIES
- Preliminary Assessment
- Detailed Assessment
- EIA Review Process

FORMAT OF EIA
- Introduction
- Statement of Requirement
- Project Brief
- Project Option
- Existing Environment Study
- Impact Assessment
- Environmental Potential
- Mitigation Method
- Monitoring
- Environmental Management Plan

MITIGATING METHOD
- Environmental Impact Mitigating Measures
- Cost Benefit Analysis
- Briefing for Assignment 1 (Case Studies)

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING
- Environmental Monitoring Systems
- Monitoring EIA

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLAN (EMP)
- Definition of EMP
-Objectives
- The Plan
- Framework
- Proposal and Conclusion
- Review of the EIA Report

ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT
- Definition of EA
- Objectives
- EA Plan
- Framework
- Review of the EIA and EMP

EIA PRACTICES IN MALAYSIA / REGION
- Procedures and requirements
- Legislative and Institutional Status
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Framework/ Organizational Structure
- EIA Practices and Trend in the Region

IMPROVISATION OF EIA
- Rules and procedures undertaken
- Method of assessments
- Roles and function of relevant stakeholders
- Incorporation of other related fields to the Environmental Assessment

PRESENTATION ASSIGNMENT 1
- Students'' presentations of Assignment 1 (Relevant EIA Case Studies)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1 : Who should enroll a course
A1 : Students lecturers or anyone who interested in learning the process of EIA