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MEVE-001: Environmental Impact Assessment for Environmental Health

IGNOU via Swayam


The MEVE-001 deals with Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for Environmental Health. This course comprehended the various steps involved for various developmental activities in EIA. Environmental Impact assessment is an essential part of every developmental and industrial activity with an objective to ensure the developmental activities should not have any adverse effects. To achieve this objective, it is important to ensure the quality of EIA is of high order in order to assess the future adverse implications and adopt mitigation measures. This course comprises of four blocks describing EIA in detail. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) can be defined as the systematic identification and evaluation of the potential impacts of proposed projects, plans, programs or legislative actions relative to the physical, chemical, biological, cultural and socio-economic components of the total environment. Environment in EIA context mainly focuses physical, chemical, biological, geological, social, economic, and aesthetic dimensions along with their complex interactions, which affects individuals, communities and ultimately determines their forms, character, relationship, and survival. Air Pollution can cause significant effects on environment and subsequently on human, animals, vegetation and minerals. It primarily affects the respiratory, Circulatory olfactory systems in human. In most cases air pollution aggravates preexisting diseases or degrades health status making people more susceptible to other infections or development of chronic respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. The sustainable development of water resources is a multi-dimensional way of thinking about the connections or interdependencies among natural, social, and economic systems in the use of water. The purpose of environmental impact assessment is to guarantee a sustainable development that is in harmony with human welfare and the conservation of ecosystems and hence it should be clearly understood by all concerned. This course provides an understanding of environmental impact assessment of water resources development; to assess the major challenges to sustainable environmental systems from water resources development perspectives, and to identify major environmental issues that need to be considered in sustainable water resources planning and development.Course Credits- 4


Week-1: Basic Concepts of EIAWeek-2: Environmental AppraisalWeek-3: Measurement of EIAWeek-4: Comprehensive Environmental Impact StudiesWeek-5: Air Quality Impact Analysis&Water Quality Impact Analysis
Week-6: Socio-economic Impact AnalysisWeek-7: Noise Impact AnalysisWeek-8: Energy Impact Analysis & Vegetation and Wildlife Impact AnalysisWeek-9: Environmental Siting
Week-10: Impact Assessment MethodsWeek-11: Life Cycle AssessmentWeek-12: Regulations in India

Taught by

Prof. B. Rupini & Dr. Sushmitha Baskar



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