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Handbook of cumulative impact assessment, edited by Jill A. E. Blakley and Daniel M. Franks

"This important Handbook is an essential guide to the state-of-the-art concepts, debates and innovative practices in the field of cumulative impact assessment. It helps to strengthen the foundations of this challenging field, identify key issues demanding solutions and summarize recent trends in forward progress, particularly through the use of illustrative case examples. Taking an international and transdisciplinary approach, this Handbook provides readers with frameworks and methodologies currently in use by leading academics, consultants and many others involved in cumulative impact assessment and management. This wide-ranging body of work demonstrates increased application of relevant, cross-disciplinary science to cumulative impact assessment problems, as well as a continued commitment to bridge the theory and practice gap for more effective and efficient assessments. Chapters also address contemporary and often controversial issues across a variety of sectors including agriculture, energy, watershed management, regional land use planning, and transport. This cutting-edge Handbook will be of great interest to academics and students who wish to further develop their understanding of key concepts within the field. It will also be beneficial to practitioners, industry, government officials and the many organizations involved in cumulative impact assessment processes"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Contents: Foreword xv thomas r. Berger foreword xx sara bice foreword xxiii peter croal foreword xxvi reneÌ e pelletier -- Part I: Foundations and development: 1. Introduction: foundations, issues and contemporary challenges in cumulative impact assessment / Jill Blakley -- 2. Cumulative effects assessment requirements in selected developed and developing countries / Ayodele Olagunju, Divine Odame Appiah, Paulina Maria Porto Silva Cavalcanti, Bridget Durning, Juan Carlos Tejeda-GonzaÌ lez, Jason McLean, Richard Morgan, and Rebecca Nelson -- 3. Anatomy of a cumulative effects issue: Farmland drainage, watershed landscape change and wetland loss in east-central saskatchewan, Canada / Jeff Olson -- 4. The challenge of cumulative effects assessment at the project level / George Hegmann -- Part II: Approaches and tools -- 5. Conceptualizing cumulative social impacts in complex development environments / Ilse Aucamp and Stephan Woodborne -- 6. Scenario planning in cumulative effects assessment / Peter N. Duinker and Lorne A. Greig -- 7. Measures to effectively forecast potential cumulative effects / Chris Sunderland -- 8. Cumulative impacts and strategic environmental assessment: Policy development for australia's great barrier reef / Evan Hamman, Karen Vella, and Umberto Baresi -- 9. The challenge and opportunity of applying ecological thresholds to environmental assessment decision making / Chris J. Johnson and Justina C. Ray -- 10. Assessing cumulative effects in regional and strategic assessment / Bram Noble and Jill Blakley -- 11. A systems approach to cumulative social impact assessment / Bill Grace and Jenny Pope -- Part III: Cumulative impact assessment in practice -- 12. Mitigating cumulative biodiversity impacts / Riki TheÌ rivel, Jill Blakley, and Jo Treweek -- 13. 'Green' is good, but is more 'green' always better? Wind farm development and cumulative social impact assessment / James Baines -- 14. Cumulative impact assessment for groundwater / Sue Vink, Paul Howe, and Chris Moran -- 15. Fourteen lessons from road ecology for cumulative effect assessments / Jochen A. G. Jaeger and Aurora Torres -- 16. Cumulative effects assessment and management in alberta / Chris Powter and Dallas Johnson -- 17. Holistic cumulative effects assessments for watershed risk assessment / Barry J. Wilson -- Part IV: Cumulative impact management -- 18. The limitations of utilizing collaborative governance for cumulative effects assessment and management / Richard D. Margerum -- 19. Using indicators to measure outcomes: Adaptive assessment / Will Rifkin -- 20. Cumulative effects and governance in the yukon: Honouring the treaty relationship / Kiri Staples and Lindsay Staples -- 21. Monitoring that matters: Towards effective ecological monitoring to address cumulative impacts on biodiversity / A. Cole Burton and Cheryl-Lesley B. Chetkiewicz -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Includes index
Physical Description
1 online resource (416 pages).
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