AECL is a pioneer organization in Bangladesh to prepare Environmental & Social Impact Assessment for different sectors. AECL has prepared more than 100 EIA & ESIA reports since the last 15 years period. In recent time, AECL has conducted some ESIA report which comply the Environmental & social guideline of IFC/WB.
Environmental Impact Assessment
General procedure of conducting Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA):
Existing Baseline Studies:
Baseline data on environment is important to understand existing physical, biological, cultural, economic and social environmental characteristics. This information serves as the basis for identification, prediction and evaluation of impacts of the project activities. Mainly there are two principal objectives in examining and defining the existing environment:
The baseline environmental quality is assessed through field studies within the impact zone for various components of the environment, viz. air, noise, water, and land and socio-economic. Primary and Secondary data are generated and collected for conducting Baseline Study:
AECL team collects sample from the site and assesses the air and noise quality, surface & ground water quality, soil characteristics of the project area in their own laboratory.
In short, AECL analyzes the environmental and social baseline condition of a project in respect of water resources, air quality, noise level, land resources including land use/land cover, agriculture, fisheries, ecosystems and socio-economic condition.
Prediction of Impacts & Modeling:
“Public Consultation”(Stakeholder Consultation):
Public involvement is a fundamental principle of the EIA process. Specifically public involvement is a valuable source of information on key impacts, potential mitigation measures and the identification and selection of alternatives. It also ensures the EIA process is open and transparent.
The public has various rights: right to access to information, right to contribute to information and right to challenge decisions.
Therefore, communication between the assessment team and the public is the key to public participation.
AECL arranges “Public Consultation” meetings for conducting EIA / ESIA.
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