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Environmental Impact Assessment—State of the Art

  • Martina ZeleňákováEmail author
  • Lenka Zvijáková
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Abstract

Environmental impact assessment (EIA) is now 44 years old (beginning on 1 January 1970 when President Richard Nixon signed the National Environmental Policy Act in the USA). EIA is a systematic approach to identifying and evaluating positive and negative impacts on components of the environment that may arise from the implementation of infrastructure projects or policies (Petts 1999; Wang et al. 2006; Gilbuena et al. 2013). EIA is a mandatory process before approval of infrastructure projects with significant impacts on the environment (Tamura et al. 1994), such as roads (Zhou and Sheate 2011), water supply systems (Al-agha and Mortaja 2005) and flood protection constructions (Ludwig et al. 1995). Flood protection structures (FPS) have been created throughout the centuries to mitigate flood damage (Poulard et al. 2010; Gilbuena et al. 2013).

Keywords

Risk Analysis Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessment Health Impact Assessment 
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