Enhancing impact: visualization of an integrated impact assessment strategy

  • Gary R. Krieger | gkrieger@newfields.com NewFields, LLC, Denver, CO, United States.
  • Michel A. Bouchard McGill-UNEP Collaborating Centre on Environmental Assessment, Montreal, QC, Canada.
  • Isabel Marques de Sa International Finance Corporation, Washington DC, United States.
  • Isabelle Paris International Finance Corporation, Washington DC, United States.
  • Zachary Balge NewFields, LLC, Denver, CO, United States.
  • Dane Williams NewFields, LLC, Sacramento, CA, United States.
  • Burton H. Singer Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States.
  • Mirko S. Winkler Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel; University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
  • Jürg Utzinger Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel; University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

Abstract

The environmental impact assessment process is over 40 years old and has dramatically expanded. Topics, such as social, health and human rights impact are now included. The main body of an impact analysis is generally hundreds of pages long and supported by countless technical appendices. For large, oil/gas, mining and water resources projects both the volume and technical sophistication of the reports has far exceeded the processing ability of host communities. Instead of informing and empowering, the reports are abstruse and overwhelming. Reinvention is required. The development of a visual integrated impact assessment strategy that utilizes remote sensing and spatial analyses is described.

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2012-05-01
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Keywords:
extractive industry, impact assessment, remote sensing, spatio-temporal visualization.
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Krieger, G. R., Bouchard, M. A., Marques de Sa, I., Paris, I., Balge, Z., Williams, D., Singer, B. H., Winkler, M. S., & Utzinger, J. (2012). Enhancing impact: visualization of an integrated impact assessment strategy. Geospatial Health, 6(2), 303-306. https://doi.org/10.4081/gh.2012.149

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