An Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment Procedures Short Course are presented annually in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Science, Rhodes University. The number of delegates attending the course is usually around 30. The course is usually over-subscribed; therefore registration is encouraged as soon as open. Lecturers are highly qualified and experienced and specialised in their relevant subject/lecture content. They range from the Head of Department of Environmental Science, presenting the South African environmental challenges and future, the Managing Director of Coastal & EOH Environmental Services presenting an introduction to integrated Environmental Management and the EIA process. He has 27 years of academic and consulting experience. Other lecturers are consultants working in the industry who understand the practical implementation of procedures within the relevant legislation. The course is amended annually to ensure it remains aligned with the relevant legislation and feedback from delegates is considered to ensure the relevant needs are met. Lecturers also include the Managing Director of IMBEWU Sustainability Legal Specialists (Pty) Ltd.
The course will introduce you to the field of environmental management by focusing on the procedures for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Integrated Environmental Management (IEM). Emphasis is therefore placed on the study of human impacts on the environment, and how to evaluate the importance of these impacts and regulate their effects, using EIA as the management tool. On completion of the course, participants should be able to demonstrate the following:
CES will be holding a workshop discussing the environmental legislation which affects landowners. This workshop is aimed at landowners/farmers to promote the understanding of applicable environmental legislation as well as guide compliance when undertaking a development. The National Water Act, the EIA Regulations, the MPRDA, the Heritage Act as well as the National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act will be discussed. Landowners will have a better understanding of when the above mentioned legislation affects them, the process that needs to be followed as well as actions against non-compliance.