Salim Vohra
ICMM

publication: briefing report

Integrating Health into Environmental Impact Assessment

Living Knowledge Consulting, 2005

This briefing report is made up of two sections:

Section 1 looks at HIA, EIA and integrated environmental and health impact assessment:
  • Chapter 2 describes the background, philosophy and methodology of health impact assessment.
  • Chapter 3 describes the background, philosophy and methodology of environmental impact assessment.
  • Chapter 4 shows why and how health should be integrated into environmental impact assessment.

Section 2 looks at four important themes that need to be thought through:
  • Chapter 5 examines the issue of having insufficient and contradictory evidence and how this should be managed.
  • Chapter 6 examines the value of stakeholder involvement and engagement in impact assessment.
  • Chapter 7 examines how to commission and scrutinise an integrated environmental and health impact assessment.
  • Chapter 8 examines the wider contextual factors that have a significant influence on the integrated environmental and health impact assessment process.