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May 2019

enguri dam 5

22 May 2019

The NCEA at the World Hydropower congress

Paris, 14-16 May - The NCEA attended the World Hydropower congress to raise awareness on the added value of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in the Hydropower sector. In cooperation the The Nature Conservancy (TNC) we prepared an Advocacy…

Lake Kivu - by Sonja Beekmans

13 May 2019

ESIA for ports in Lake Kivu - Rwanda

Lake Kivu, 13-16 May 2019 - As part of the Dutch funded DRIVE facility, the NCEA has been requested to review an ESIA for four small ports along Lake Kivu. To gain better understanding of the environmental and social circumstances of the project, an…

led zinc group

13 May 2019

Presentation for UN Lead-Zinc study group

Lisbon - Responsible mining is key to the future of the mining industry. In which way does environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) or strategic environmental assessment (SEA) (already) contribute to this objective? At the recent annual…

logo iaia brisbane

2 May 2019

The NCEA at IAIA19

Brisbane - At the annual conference of IAIA (International Association for Impact Assessment) NCEA's Rob Verheem led two theme fora.

April 2019

bunee SEA workshop april

23 April 2019

SEA introduction in Burkina Faso?

Ouagadougou - Following up on the fruitful working session last December, the NCEA recently returned to BUNEE (the environmental assessment agency) for an introductory SEA workshop. The workshop was requested by BUNEE staff to discuss the potential…

uganda srjs april 2019

23 April 2019

Oil impacts, districts are prepared - Uganda

Kampala/Hoima - What are the impacts of oil developments in your district? And how can local government authorities respond to them through their role in ESIA's? And what are points of attention when reviewing ESIA's?

zanzibar april 2019

18 April 2019

Workshop Review ESIA's for Oil and Gas - Zanzibar

Zanzibar, 26-28 March – Are there commercially viable oil and gas reserves in Zanzibar? Investors have shown interest, and seismic surveys are underway. If this sector develops further, the Zanzibar Environmental Management Authority will have…

egypt dutch water panel

17 April 2019

High level Egypt - Netherlands Water Panel

The Hague - In the presence of Dutch Minister Ms. Van Nieuwenhuizen (Infrastructure and Watermanagement) and the Egyptian Minister Dr. Mohamed Abdel Aty (Water Resources and Irrigation) NCEA's Rob Verheem gave a presentation on impact assessment for…

March 2019

Infographic SEA process Land Use

27 March 2019

Infographic SEA process

A visual can sometimes say more than a 1000 words, so we have developed an infographic of what a typical good SEA process would look like in practice. We intend to use it in our training. But anyone is free to use it if felt useful. Please contact…

kingfisher

25 March 2019

Review ESIA Kingfisher oil development - Uganda

24-28 February, Hoima - The Kingfisher oil development project is located at the borders of Lake Albert, Uganda, and consists of oil production facilities, supporting infrastructure and a feeder pipeline to a planned refinery and oil export…

mandalay water

18 March 2019

Review ESIA Mandalay Pyigyitagon Water Supply Project

The Pyigyitagon township in Mandalay, Myanmar currently has 250.000 inhabitants. The Mandalay City Development Council is proposing a Water Supply Project to sustainably and continuously provide potable water according to WHO and Myanmar standards.…

SEA steering committe breedbeeld

11 March 2019

Next phase: SEA Development plan Sourou - Mali

Bamako, 1-5 March - After adopting the SEA scoping decision in February, the Steering Committee of the Sourou region development plan is moving on to the next phase: prioritising the issues at stake and assessing their impact on sustainable…

5-46 Sebaya minihydropower - kopie

11 March 2019

National SEA seminars with SEA training alumni

In the past weeks, the NCEA staff joined SIDA/Niras in some of their closing seminars of the international Strategic Environmental Assessment training programme. In Mozambique, Uganda, Rwanda, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Cambodia we gave various…