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Advancing the theory and practice of impact assessment: Setting the research agenda
Impact assessment has been in place for over 40 years and is now practised in some form in all but two of the world's nations. In this paper we reflect on the state of the art of impact assessmentExpand
Does enhanced regulation improve EIA report quality? Lessons from South Africa
Abstract Recently, various EIA systems have been subjected to system review processes with a view to improve performance. Many of these reviews resulted in some form of legislative reform. The SouthExpand
Strengthening impact assessment: a call for integration and focus
We suggest that the impact assessment community has lost its way based on our observation that impact assessment is under attack because of a perceived lack of efficiency. Specifically, we contendExpand
A performance evaluation of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) processes within the South African context
Abstract SEA has been described as being more about process than about product. Yet very little research has been conducted to gain a better understanding of how SEA processes perform withinExpand
The eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 and the death of Gaius Plinius Secundus
The effect of the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79, which led inter alia to the death of Pliny the Elder, is reviewed. Pliny, the admiral of the Roman imperial fleet, wished as scientist toExpand
Walking the sustainability assessment talk — Progressing the practice of environmental impact assessment (EIA)
Internationally there is a growing demand for environmental impact assessment (EIA) to move away from its traditional focus towards delivering more sustainable outcomes. South Africa is an example ofExpand
EFFECTIVENESS OF STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (SEA) IN SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa is regarded as a leading developing country in terms of SEA practice. However, the lack of empirical research to evaluate and learn from this wealth of practical experience can beExpand
Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal
Demonstrating the benefits of impact assessment for proponents Angus Morrison-Saunders, Alan Bond, Jenny Pope & Francois Retief a Environmental and Conservation Sciences, Murdoch University, SouthExpand
The emperor's new clothes ? Reflections on strategic environmental assessment (SEA) practice in South Africa
Abstract This paper presents the results of research which evaluated the performance of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) practice in South Africa in order to develop understanding of how SEAExpand
THE COST OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) IN SOUTH AFRICA
The wide adoption of EIA internationally is implicitly or explicitly based on the assumption that the benefits of EIA outweigh the costs. However, there has been surprisingly little empiricalExpand
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