Protecting the environment is a priority for Consolidated Consultants Group as an influential organization within our industry. Prior to construction we conduct thorough Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies in order to measure the effect our projects will have on their natural surroundings to assist in the design phase of each project and inform decisions that will be made later in the process.
Our extensive experience in EIA studies has come from conducting research and analysis in a variety of areas, including water conveyance and irrigation systems. Each EIA begins by defining the scope of the project and its possible environmental impact. An exhaustive inventory of local natural resources is made, followed by local and stakeholder regulations and guidelines compiled and reviewed. Other factors we consider are size and scope of a project, sensitivity of local eco-systems, and building materials being used. From this we are able to accurately asses the impact a development will have on its surroundings. This assessment assists the relevant decision makers in moving forward with the development, reevaluating the design, or postponing the project.
Reducing the Impacts
CC Group’s team of engineers and designers are expert at developing ways to minimize potential adverse effects on the environment. From our EIA we can help redesign a development to mitigate the negative impacts and highlight the positive results on the environment. Upon completion of the project we audit our initial EIA to see how our assessment has become a reality.
Assessment According to Guidelines & Standards
We carry out our EIA studies based on the specific requirements of each project according to the guidelines provided by all stakeholders. We consult with each stakeholder and carry out scoping sessions based on the project needs. Our studies follow national requirements, World Bank Guidelines and/or USAID Guidelines, again depending on the project requirements. We do this in partnership with industry experts, both freelancers and those associated with universities.