An environmental assessment must be performed whenever a property transaction takes place. Those who donít may find themselves responsible for the past misdeeds of others. This book contains contributions by professionals from various locations who use Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) as a tool applied to water management issues.
SEA helps make decisions that increase sustainability. Because of its procedural nature, it necessarily becomes tailor-made to different applications. Easily understood and geographic in scope, this book presents leading edge thinking and first hand knowledge on the applications of SEA in water management.
Perspectives on Strategic Environmental Assessment is a comprehensive guidebook for performing environmental assessments all over the world. No other source provides you with as much information on the applications of SEA as a policy assessment and management tool. This book provides a blueprint for environmental assessments that safeguards you from the oversights of others.
Table of Contents
Introduction, M. Partadario and R. Clark
SEA IN A SUSTAINABILITY PERSPECTIVE
Making EIA Count in Decision-Making, R. Clark
Strategic Sustainability Appraissal - One Way of Using SEA in the Move Toward Sustainability, M. Partadario and F. Moura
PROCEDURAL APPROACHES TO SEA AT A POLICY LEVEL
Toward a Legal Framework for SEA in Canada, S. Hazell and H. Benevides
SEA Within the Government of Canada and Specifically Within the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, J. Shuttleworth and J. Howell
SEA in the Czech Republic, M. D. Machac, V. Rimmel and L. Zenaty
Evaluating Trade Agreements for Environmental Impacts: A Review and Analysis, W.E. Schramm
Criteria for Evaluation of SEA, W. Thissen
PROCEDURAL APPROACHES TO SEA AT A PLAN AND PROGRAM LEVEL
SEA Experience in Development Assistance Using the Environmental Overview, S.L. Brown
SEA of Parks Canada Management Plans, S.Therrien-Richards
Environmental Assessment and Planning in South Africa: The SEA Connection, K. Wiseman
METHODS AND APPLICATIONS - ROLE OF SEA IN DECISION-MAKING
Strategic EA and Water Resource Planning in Europe, C. Brooke
The Use of SEA and EIA in Decision-Making on Drinking Water Management and Production in the Netherlands, R. Verheem
SEA of the Neiafu Master Plan, Vava'u, Tonga, R.K. Morgan and K.R. Onorio
SEA of Water Management Plans and Programs: Lessons from California, R. Bass and A. Herson
SEA in the Selection of Projects to Restore Louisiana's Coast, L. Wilson and A. Hamilton
SEA: The Principles of Negotiation, the Disaggregative Decision-Making Method, and Parallel Organization in Regional Development, H. Tortto
SEA: The Context for Ex-ante Public Participation in Transportation Planning: The Quebec Experience (Canada), P. Andre and J. Gagne
The Future of SEA, R. Therivel and M.R. Partidario
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