The course is intended to provide participants basic skills for conducting environment impact assessment (EIA). The course will provide the participants the knowledge of the principles of EIA, and the steps for conducting an EIA. Case studies will be presented to the participants and an introductory course on the use of rapid impact assessment matrix software to carry out an EIA study. It will be useful for graduates, researchers, mid-level management involved either in undertaking EIA or in EIA evaluation.

Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Definition, history, timing and rational for conducting EIA
  • Steps involved in developing an EIA
  • Data needs for EIA
  • Introduction to RIAM with case studies
  • Preparation of an EIA Report

Participants

Professionals, researchers and mid management staff will be the most suited audience. However, anyone who is currently interested in environmental issues or plans a career in environmental sciences can also participate.

Pre-requisites

Bachelor degree and computer literacy

KISR is a pioneering, independent, national institute of scientific excellence. KISR’s initial role was dedicated to developing three fields of national importance: petroleum, desert agriculture, and marine biology. Since then, KISR’s role and responsibilities have expanded greatly to include the advancement of national industry and the undertaking of studies to address key challenges, such as the preservation of the environment, sustainable management of Kuwait’s natural resources, responsible management of water and energy, and development of innovative methods of agriculture.

KISR’s approach to meeting challenges is distinguished by a culture of openness, a commitment to our clients, and an integrated, cross-disciplinary approach. KISR routinely embarks on strategic partnerships with other regional and international institutes, agencies, and academic bodies, allowing an exchange of knowledge and expertise. Today, KISR is home to over 580 researchers and engineers and over 100 laboratories, housed at 8 locations, with growth expected through the implementation of a new strategic plan. KISR conducts scientific research and performs technological consultations, often in partnership with other regional and international institutions, for governmental and industrial clients in Kuwait, the Gulf region, and the rest of the world. These partnerships, driven by a philosophy of collaboration that runs deep within our culture, help build up our knowledge base, and facilitate the free flow of information, data, and expertise. This adds value to our clients’ business and ensures that the resources needed to confront the challenges They face are always available on demand.

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