Welcome!

This companion website is designed to be used alongside Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment 4th edition.  To give further help and guidance to students studying the EIA topics, the editors have provided:

  • sample answers to chapter questions from the book
  • weblinks for more information on EIA and legislation, arranged by type
  • flashcards to aid revision. 

Information from Series Editor – Professor John Glasson, Oxford Brookes University

We have been very pleased with the excellent response, by both students and practitioners alike, in Europe and worldwide, to earlier versions of our book on EIA. This was neatly summed up by one Australian reviewer ‘Probably the highest endorsement I can give this book is that I have used the first edition in my teaching of environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a number of years now and have subsequently changed over to this new (third) version. It presents an excellent introduction to the theory and practice of EIA……….Overall this is an informative book and probably the best introductory text on EIA available; it is well worth purchasing a copy.’ Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal

We believe we have moved the book on much further in this 4th edition, reflecting the continuing evolution of this most important topic. It is a comprehensive, but also a critical, introduction to EIA, drawing on the major teaching, academic research, and especially the wide consultancy experience, of the authors. Major updates include, in particular: experience of the implementation of the evolving EC and UK EIA procedures; best practice in the EIA process; an extended case-studies section which explores more key issues in the process; comparative EIA system worldwide; the development of SEA/SA legislation and practice; and changing, and widening, prospects for EIA.

About the Book

Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment provides students and practitioners with a clearly structured overview of the subject, as well as critical analysis and support for further studies. Written by three authors with extensive research, training and practical experience in EIA, the book covers the latest EIA legislation, guidance and good practice.

This edition updates essential information on:

  • the evolving nature of EIA
  • experience of the implementation of the changing EU and UK EIprocedures
  • best practice in the EIA process
  • extended case studies section which explores more key issues in the process
  • comparative EIA systems worldwide
  • development of SEA/SA legislation and practice
  • prospects for the future of EIA.

Focussing on the UK and the EU, the principles and techniques it describes are applicable internationally. With colour images and a new modern design, the book provides an essential introduction to EIA for undergraduate and postgraduate students on planning courses, as well as those studying environmental management and policy, environmental sciences, geography and the built environment. Planners, developers, community groups and decision-makers in government and business will also welcome the book as an effective way to get to grips with this important and evolving subject which affects a wide range of development projects.