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SWE 452 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT - ENGINEERING (1+1)

THEORY
Unit I Environmental impacts
Impact of development on environment and environmental impact assessment (EIA) and environmental impact
statement (EIS), objectives- historical development – EIA capability and limitations.
Unit II Methods of Impact statements
Methods of EIA – strengths, weaknesses and applicability – appropriate methodology – matrices and networks - Check
list of identification methods.
Unit III Methods of Impact Assessments
Socio economic impact – assessment of impact on land, water and air, energy impact; impact on flora and fauna; public
participation – reports – exchange of information – post audit – rapid EIA.
Unit IV Models of Impact Assessments
Prediction and assessment of impact on water quality, air quality and noise; assumptions and limitations.

Unit V Impacts Mitigation


Plan for mitigation of adverse impact on environment – options for mitigation of impact on water, air and land, flora and
fauna; addressing the issues related to the project affected people.
PRACTICAL
EIA methods – legal provisions on EIA – case studies of water resources projects – industrial projects - sample data
needs and collection - mathematical analysis – models in EIA – rapid EIA methodology – community participation indicators.
LECTURE SCHEDULE
1. Assessment of environmental impact – introduction – methods of EIA.
2. Scope, utility of the EIA process and EIS.
3. Planning of impact studies – Preparation of EIS – methodology, limitations and legal provision on EIA.
4. Simple impact identification methods – matrices and networks - Check list of identification methods.
5. Description of environmental setting (affected environment).
6. Environmental indices and indicators for affected environment.
7. Public participation in environmental decision-making including post audit and rapid EIA.
8. Prediction and assessment of impacts on the air environment.
9. Mid Semester Examination.
10. Prediction and assessment on the surface water environment.
11. Prediction and assessment of impact on soil environment.
12. Prediction and assessment of impact on ground water environment.
13. Prediction and assessment of impact on noise environment.
14. Prediction and assessment of impact on biological environment.
15. Habitat – based methods for biological – impact prediction and assessment- Comparison of HEP and HES methods.
16. Methods of preparation of written documentation and co-oridinating with EIA team.
17. Environmental monitoring – purpose planning considerations and guidelines.
PRACTICAL SCHEDULE
1. EIA in India.
2. Indian standards of air pollution.
3. Indian standards of noise pollution.
4. Indian standards of water pollution.
5. Indian standards of land pollution.
6. ISO code:14000 for EIA.
7. Study of EIS of a selected air pollution project.
8. Study of EIS of a selected noise pollution project.
9. Study of EIS of a selected surface water pollution project.
10. Study of EIS of a selected ground water pollution project.
11. Study of EIS of a selected land pollution project.
12. Questionnaires preparation of checklist of irrigation projects and land development projects.
13. Public participation methods in EIA- Practicing PRA methods
14. Air quality dispersion models.
15. Habitat evaluation system for aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
16. Visit to TN pollution control board – policies / environmental acts / environment monitoring.
17. Final Practical Examination
TEXT BOOK
Anjaneyalu.Y and Vallimanickam 2010, Environment impact assessment methodologies, BS Publishers, Hyderabad.
REFERENCE BOOKS
1. Canter, R.L., 1996. Environmental impact assessment, McGraw Hill Inc., New Delhi.
2. Shukla, S.K. and P.R. Srivastava, 1992.Concepts in environmental impact analysis. Common Wealth publishers, New Delhi.
3. John G. Rao and David C Hooten (Ed), 1990. Environmental impact analysis Handbook. McGraw Hill book company, New
Delhi.
4. World Bank Reports, 1991. Environmental assessment source book, Vol. I, II & III. Washington, D.C.
5. Judith Petts, 1999. Hand book of environmental impact assessment Vol. I & II, Blackwell science, London.
E-REFERENCES
http://cce.iisc.ernet.in, www.nwl.ac.uk/ih