Reference & User Manual
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EIA: environmental screeningThe EIA tools supports a checklist-based screening level EIA for water resources development project; the checklists are based on the Guidelines of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Environment Unit. The individual potential problems are evaluated with a backward chaining rule based expert system.
PLease note that the EIA system is an open "shell" that must be configured for any specific region, set of projects and problems, and regulatory guidelines for EIA. Dedicated editors are available to define new Project Tpes, Descriptors (the variables used in the expert system) and Rules to process the variable and derive the problem assessments.
The EIA tool works for individual PROJECTS or development plans.
Projects are of a given TYPE, which defines the applicable Checklist of potential problems. Checklists are project type specific.
Each Checklist consists of several Problems or potential problems, which are grouped into Problem Classes
The project assessment consists in compiling an assessment or classification of each of the possible problems in the checklist.
PROJECT TYPES supported are:
Editing PROJECT TYPESThe list of Project Types is open (data driven) and can be extended by the user in the EIA Problem Editor, accessible from the WaterWare application main menue.
All Checklists use a sequential structure of PROBLEM CLASSES or goups to organise the individual PROBLEMS in the checklists, reflecting the logic of a project implementation cycle:
Each potential PROBLEM that is evaluated as part of a checklist can be classified into one of the following assessment classes: