Forum no. 22 : Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Forum no.22 : Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Keynote Speakers:

1. Dr. Mahgoup Hassan – Ministry of Environment and Physical Development
2. Mr. Abubaker A.Wahab – Ministry of Agriculture-Nile river state
3. Prof. A.Hafeez Ali Mohammed – (Forum Chairman) Sudan University for Science and Technology

Summary:       
EIA include environmental technical study with data collections, impacts prediction and alternative solutions.
Definition of Environmental Impact Report (EIR).
Policy, legal and administrative framework.
The Environmental Protection Act (EPA) 2001.
Liability is the main gap of EIA in EPA 2001.
The role of Ministry of Environment and the Higher Council for Environment & Natural Resources.
The EIA steps: (screening, scoping, prediction, evaluation and measure proposals. The evaluation methodology  visits the site, review the project documents, etc). While EIA techniques can be in matrix or by using GIS) etc.
Positive and negative declarations for projects.
The EIA standard report contents.
Case study: ‘Alseteen’ street construction- no EIA, no landscaping, not organized stages of work and no even safety for users and workers!
Road map, purpose and salient features of the EIA, which results in money saving.
EIA is a continuous process commencing prior to the project and proceeds with it.
EIA is not limited in mitigation of negative impacts but endeavours to enhance the positive impacts.
EIA could be such a strong tool that, if the (EI) statement revealed that a project could have severe environmental impacts, it could recommend the cancellation of the project, so it’s a good tool for governance.
Benefits of EIA conductance to the government and public.
EIA serve sustainable development hence it Contribute to high level of efficiency in utilizing the natural resources.
The EIA history: (from NEPA1969 and Brundtland in 1987 to Rio in 1992), they have all highlighted the need for effective EIA process.
EIA development and limitations in Sudan/ the existing procedure.

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