Mechanisms by which information is collected and organized , evaluated and presented.
Concerned with predicting the future states of environmental parameters and may involve mathematical modeling.
Purposes of EIA methods:
Identify the main environmental issues and aspects.
Agree the relative significance of the environmental aspects.
Assess the environmental performance of the proposed scheme against the significant aspects.
Identify significant positive and negative impacts.
Evaluate the overall environmental impact of the scheme to enable comparison between alternative proposals.
Facilitate an inclusive approach with the project stakeholders.