Course code VidZ3005

Credit points 2

Environmental Impact Assessment

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures24

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes8

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation18.12.2013

Responsible UnitDepartment of Environmental Engineering and Water Management

Course developer

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Inga Grīnfelde


Course abstract

Students are introduced to meaning and challenge of environmental impact assessment. They acquire methods of environmental impact assessment and get insight of environmental indicators, social participation in decision making and alternative solutions.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Knowledge about theoretical and practical questions of environmental impact assessment.
• Skills to evaluate and analyse environmental quality and to plan and organize environmental impact assessment procedure.
• Competence to attend in environmental impact assessment procedure as expert of specific field.

Compulsory reading

1. Red. M. Kļaviņš, J. Zaļoksnis. Vide un ilgtspējīga attīstība. Rīga: LU Akadēmiskais apgāds, 2010. 334 lpp.
2. Ietekmes uz vidi novērtējums. Rīga: Ietekmes uz vidi novērtējuma valsts birojs, 2002. 208 lpp.
3. Vircavs M. Ietekmes uz vidi novērtējums. Rīga: Biznesa augstskola Turība, 2001. 123 lpp.
4. Canter Larry W. . Environmental Impact Assessment. McGraw - Hill, Inc., 1996. 660 P.

Further reading

1. LR likums "Par ietekmes uz vidi novērtējumu". [tiešsaiste]. [skatīts 27.05.2014.]. Pieejams:

Periodicals and other sources

1. Vides vēstis: Vides aizsardzības kluba žurnāls.Rīga : Vides aizsardzības klubs. ISSN 1407-2939.
2. National Geographic. [tiešsaiste]. Official Journal of the National Geographic Society. ISSN: 0027-9358. [skatīts 27.05.2014.]. Pieejams: