A note on the use of the analytic hierarchy process for environmental impact assessment.

  title={A note on the use of the analytic hierarchy process for environmental impact assessment.},
  author={Ramakrishnan Ramanathan},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
  volume={63 1},
  • R. Ramanathan
  • Published 1 September 2001
  • Economics, Sociology
  • Journal of environmental management
Environmental impact assessment (EIA) is an intrinsically complex multi-dimensional process, involving multiple criteria and multiple actors. Multi-criteria methods can serve as useful decision aids for carrying out the EIA. This paper proposes the use of a multi-criteria technique, namely the analytic hierarchy process (AHP), for the purpose. AHP has the flexibility to combine quantitative and qualitative factors, to handle different groups of actors, to combine the opinions expressed by many… 

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