Mekong-Kampong Cham Bridge - EIA critical review

This case study critically evaluates the comprehensiveness and quality of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) completed for the Mekong- Kampong Cham bridge in Cambodia. Course participants will have the opportunity to consider potential environmental impacts of this type of infrastructure project during both the construction and operational phases and to evaluate how EIA findings supported decision making related to the project. Particular attention is given to: (i) the role of monitoring in informing the EIA and follow-up process; (ii) the intention of screening and scoping in determining the coverage of an EIA; (ii) assessing the magnitude and significance of environmental impacts; (iv) adopting appropriate mitigative measures; and (v) deciding what impacts are acceptable.

14 pages