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Title: Ecological risk assessment as a framework for environmental impact assessments
Authors: Claassen, M
Keywords: Ecological risk assessment
Environmental assessments
Integrated environmental management
Environment
Ecology
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Citation: Claassen, M. 1999. Ecological risk assessment as a framework for environmental impact assessments. Water Science and Technology, Vol.39(10-11), pp 151-154
Abstract: Environmental impact assessments in South Africa are usually conducted according to the integrated environmental management (IEM) procedure. The preliminary investigation reported here, indicated that most of the ecological requirements specified in the IEM procedure are supported in the ecological risk assessment (ERA) framework. The main concern about the ERA process is that it might not allow for scientific feedback and consultation during impact quantification. A lack of appropriate techniques and expertise has also been identified in the collation and integration of the various disciplines involved in an environmental impact assessment. The outcome of this preliminary investigation suggests the need for a more detailed evaluation of the applicability of the ERA framework in the IEM procedure.
Description: Copyright: 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd on behalf of the IAWQ
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3905
ISSN: 0273-1223
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