EIA Course/Consultancy

There has been growing public awareness of the interaction between development actions and their environmental consequences.

EIA systems have become established in both developed and developing countries, usually as a legal requirement of the development control process.
CSS Nigeria Pvt. Ltd. has experience of providing EIA training to a wide range of international clients such as Africa and Asia

Aim: The aim of the course is to provide an insight to learners within the industry about the processes of EIA and the requirements within these processes.

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this course.
Course Duration:
Typically delivered over 3 days.
This course can be tailored for your organisation and provided as in-house training or candidates can attend an open course where they can learn from and share experiences with candidates from other organisations.

Who Should Attend:
The course has been designed to be applicable to candidates working in the environmental industry or have some exposure to environmental impact assessments.
Course Structure:

Day 1:

  • Origins of EIA.
  • Applications across the world including world bank and developing nations.
  • EC Directives and UK EIA regulations including the changed regulations.
  • Screening and Scoping.

Day 2:

  • The depths of the environmental statement including:
  • How to undertake baseline surveys.
  • Use of prediction methods.
  • How to use significance criteria.
  • Application of mitigation measures and monitoring regimes.

Day 3:

  • Project management of EIA including:
  • Best practice applications to the IEMA Quality Mark.
  • How to assess the quality of Environmental Statements including technical content.
  • Strategic Environmental Assessment.
  • Application of Environmental Management Systems in EIA and SEA.

Course Outcomes:
The overall aim of this course is to develop the learner’s understanding of the principals of environmental impact assessment. On completion of the course the student should be able to:

Understand and be familiar with EIA procedures;

Select and use appropriate techniques in impact identification, prediction, evaluation, mitigation and monitoring;

Critically assess the quality of Environmental Statements / EIA reports;

Understand the role of different practitioners in the EIA process, and identify practical difficulties in the application of EIA;

Understand the role and application of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA).