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Integrating Resilience Assessment in Environmental Impact Assessment.

Authors
  • Mahmoudi, Hossein1
  • Sayahnia, Romina1
  • Esmaeilzadeh, Hassan1
  • Azadi, Hossein2, 3, 4
  • 1 Environmental Sciences Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran. , (Iran)
  • 2 Research Group Climate Change and Security, Institute of Geography, University of Hamburg, Germany. , (Germany)
  • 3 Department of Engineering Management, University of Antwerp, Belgium. , (Belgium)
  • 4 Department of Geography, Ghent University, Belgium. , (Belgium)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
Publisher
Wiley (John Wiley & Sons)
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2018
Volume
14
Issue
5
Pages
567–570
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1002/ieam.4075
PMID: 30489024
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

It has become important in the fields of environmental impact assessment (EIA) and resilience assessment that both disciplines begin to be considered together as complementary approaches aimed at achieving the same goals. There is a great advantage to combining the EIA methodology with a synergetic concept such as resilience, and thereby contributing to a more insightful and effective EIA process. A comprehensive approach is vital for effective assessment and management of environmental impacts and to support better decision making with regard to different planned interventions and socioecological systems. In this paper, we advocate for a hybrid environmental assessment model that combines EIA and resilience assessment. This proposed assessment approach expands the capacity of EIA to evaluate and manage the uncertainties and unexpected outcomes associated with human and natural environmental impacts. Integr Environ Assess Manag 2018;14:567-570. © 2018 SETAC. © 2018 SETAC.

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