Course code VidZ5001

Credit points 2

Environmental Impact Assessment

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures18

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes6

Independent study hours56

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 legislation of environmental impact assessment, the procedure of environmental impact assessment, methods of environmental impact assessment, environmental quality indicators. Students develop their skills to predict and assess changes of water, air, soil and biological environment under anthropogenic impact.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Consolidated and improved knowledge and insight of environmental impact assessment theoretical and practical sights.
• 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: