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Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Environmental Impact Assessment

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and NPTEL via Swayam

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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a process of evaluating the likely environmental impacts of a proposed project or development, taking into account inter-related socio-economic, cultural and human-health impacts, both beneficial and adverse. EIA is basically a tool used to assess the positive and negative environmental, economic and social impacts of a project. This is used to predict the environmental impacts of a project in the pre-planning stage itself so that decisions can be taken to reduce the adverse impacts. In this course students will develop basic understanding of the history, need, structure, process, involved methods and challenges. Students will also learn criteria for selecting method for impact assessment, overview of methods, parameters for public participation ad technique for writing reports.PRE-REQUISITE: None.INDUSRTY SUPPORT: NEERI, NABET, GREEN Ultratech Environmental Consultancy and Laboratory, Green India Consulting, SECON, SLR, MANVIT, AEPPL, Umwelt Technologies India Pvt. Ltd Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.INTENDED AUDIENCE: UG, PG, PhDStudents, academicians and professionals.


Week 1:Introduction to Environment Management & EIAWeek 2:Legal, Policy & Regulatory FrameworkWeek 3:EIA Procedure - Scoping & Screening and Establishing Baseline ConditionsWeek 4:EIA MethodologiesWeek 5:Connectedness: connected spaces and subspaces, Connectedness of the real line, Intermediate value theoremWeek 6:EIA Methods, Tools and TechniquesWeek 7:Public Involvement in EIAWeek 8:Impact Management - Mitigation & Preparation of Environment Management Plans (EMP)Week 9:EIA Reporting & Review of EIA QualityWeek 10:Decision Making & Project ManagementWeek 11:Implementation & Follow upWeek 12: EIA Case Examples

Taught by

Prof. Harshit Sosan Lakra



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  • Anonymous
    I want to study the environmental impact assessment but I don't have money since I'm not working t so do i pay any money after completing the course for me to get tge certificate.??
  • Md. Nazrul Islam
    I am interested to take part to complete this online Environmental Impact Assessment course. I am from Bangladesh, is it possible to participate in this course from Bangladesh? If so would you please suggest me to how I could participate? I am an Individual consultant working on a World Bank-funded project as a Social Specialist.

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