Courses Catalogue

Environmental Impact Assessment

COURSE CODE: ENV3102
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

 

TOPIC

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Principles and Concepts of Environmental Impact Assessment

  • Definitions of EIA and common terminologies in the process
  • Objectives of EIA
  • Elements of EIA Process

 

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Data Acquisition for EIA studies

  • Objectives of baseline Data Acquisition in EIA
  • Advantages of Baseline Data Acquisition in EIA
  • Sampling Collection and Handling in EIA process
  • Desk Studies
  • Reconnaissance studies
  • Field studies

 

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Phases of Projects in EIA

  • Planning/ Design Phase
  • Construction Phase
  • Operational Phase
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Elements of EIA Process

  • Elements of EIA process
  • EIA mandatory projects

 

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Impact Prediction/Identification in EIA and Mitigation Methods in EIA

  • Identification of impacts
  • Impact Quantification
  • Impact screening.
  • Definition of Mitigation and its usefulness in EIA
  • Identification of probable mitigation approaches.

 

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Environmental Monitoring

  • Baseline Monitoring
  • Impact Monitoring
  • Compliance Monitoring
  • Environmental Management System (EMS)

 

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Public Participation in EIA

  • Principles of Consultation and Participation
  • Methods of Participation

 

3

Case Studies (EIA)

  • Analysis of EIA needed for proposed projects such as a Landfill or oil exploration

 

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Environmental Audit

  • Types of Environmental Audit
  • Stages of Environmental Audit.

 

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 Report Format

  • EIA report format
  • EA report format
  • Writing EIA and EA

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MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Hands-on work in the industry

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes