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Environmental impact assessment: A case study of hydropower project

Kumar, Bimlesh and Rao, Achanta Ramakrishna (2008) Environmental impact assessment: A case study of hydropower project. In: Environmental Science - An Indian Journal, 3 (1). pp. 1-6.

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Although hydropower is very environmentally and economically sound project, it has effects on a local or regional scale. Present work addresses these issues and presents a viable procedural layout on environmental impact assessment (EIA) for implementing such project to the upcoming environmental engineers. The rapid impact assessment matrix (Pastakia, 1998) was used to get numerical impacts (adverse or beneficial) of different parameters. This method analyses and presents in a structured, friendly and transparent environment the numerous parameters and alternatives of an EIA. It considers all 4 components: physical/chemical, biological/ecological, social/cultural, economic /operational. Based on the analysis, it is shown that such a project will be positive economically but negative otherwise considering the other three components.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Environmental Science - An Indian Journal
Publisher: Trade Science Inc
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Trade Science Inc.
Keywords: Environmental impact assessment;Land environment;Hydropower;Rapid impact assessment matrix;River pollution;Water resources
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:42
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/12941

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