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Environmental Impact Assessment

Barthwal, R.R. , Former Prof. of Economics, Deptt. of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kanpur, U.P., India.
ISBN : 978-81-224-3227-5
Publication Year : 2012
Edition : 2nd
Reprint : 2020
Pages : 416
Price : $ 46.60
Binding : Hardbound

About the Book:

This book provides a systematic exposure of EIA principles and procedures. Its focus is on the methodology of EIA so that it becomes a viable applications oriented exercise. Major dimensions of environmental pollution like air and water quality, noise, soil and geology, aesthetics, indoor climate and socio-economic factors are highlighted. Measurement of environmental indicators and economists' approaches to EIA are also discussed. An assessment of impact of sectors like rural, urban, energy, transport and industrial environment is given.

The book would serve as an excellent reference source to senior students of environmental engineering and management, architecture and town planning, economics and projects planning. Practising engineers, professionals and policy makers involved in these areas would also find this book to be extremely useful.

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About the Author:

Dr. R.R. Barthwal
obtained his B.Sc. and M.A. degrees from Agra University, and Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He joined the faculty I.I.T. Kanpur in 1972. He served the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Institute in various positions and retired from the active service in June, 2001. Currently he is a visiting faculty in the same department.

His major fields of study are Industrial Economics, Economic Development, Econometrics and Environmental Impact Assessment. He has published a number of papers and books in these areas and has guided Ph.D. research work of several students.


  • Introduction

  • Measurement of Environmental Impacts

  • Air Quality Impact Assessment

  • Noise Impact Analysis

  • Water Quality Impact Analysis

  • Soil and Geological Impact Assessment

  • Biotic Impact Assessment

  • Assessment of Socio-economic Impacts

  • Assessment of Aesthetic Environmental Impacts

  • Economic Approaches to Environmental Impact Assessment

  • The Human Environment: Indoor Climate of Pollution

  • Sectoral Analysis of Environmental Impacts
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