Environmental impact assessment of irrigation and drainage projects.

Abstract

The guide aims to be of general application to irrigation professionals throughout the developing world. It meets three objectives:

  • It describes the methodology and output of an EIA

  • It provides inter-disciplinary advice related to irrigation and drainage to those engaged in preparing EIAs

  • It supports institutional capacity building for carrying out an EIA

The guide provides a brief reference text, which will be of most benefit to non-specialists in developing countries who may be facing the need to carry out an environmental assessment for the first time.

Technical and engineering content is kept to a minimum throughout the report.

The guidelines are divided into six parts:

  • An introduction to EIA

  • The social, institutional and legal issues concerned with effective use of EIA.

  • The EIA process, including:

Screening, scoping, prediction and mitigation, management and monitoring, auditing, public participation and managing uncertainty.

  • Possible major environmental impacts of irrigation and drainage projects

  • Guidance on how to prepare terms of reference

  • A guide to other publications and recommended texts.

Citation

Dougherty, T.C.; Hall, A.W. Environmental impact assessment of irrigation and drainage projects. FAO Irrigation and Drainage Paper , no. 53. FAO - Rome, Italy. 92 5 103731 0 pp. 73 (1995)

Environmental impact assessment of irrigation and drainage projects.

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