WIRE’s environmental experts utilize their vast experience and provide quality input to the assessment process which effectively helps the stakeholders in understanding environmental impacts & potential hazards and finally drafting an effective policy.
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is process in which information for an envisaged project is collected both by the project owner & concerned agency through various means to understand the environmental impacts & potential hazards arising because of same. Later these findings are used in planning & decision making for whether the project has to be given a go ahead or not.
EIA is implemented on eminent projects execution of which shall come at the cost of mass mobilization, deforestation or any other event affecting the socio-environment status quo of a region. It helps the decision makers in finalizing whether to invest, carry out or permit the envisaged project & also identify the measures required to mitigate the impacts of project.
Flow of the study
Screening: Identification and collection of relevant information to confirm if the detailed & comprehensive exercise like Environment impact assessment is required for the project.
Scoping: Marking relevant information to be identified and assessed in the complete assessment with respect to key impacts on the environment because of the proposed development.
Final stage: The findings of Environment impact assessment are reviewed and its output serves as a basis for the competent authority to make the decision on “development conditions.”
Findings of environment impact assessment are used to understand the efforts required for mitigating the negative impact of project. Hence, a policy in concurrence with technical, economic, environmental and social aspects of projects is decided.