Environmental impact assessment as a tool for environmental restoration: the case study of Copşa-Mică area, romania

  • Octavian-Liviu Muntean
  • Lucian Drăgut
  • Nicolae Baciu
  • Titus Man
  • Liviu Buzilă
  • Ioan Ferencik
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)

This paper presents the roots and the consequences of the environmental degradation in Copşa Mică Area (Romania), as well as mitigation measures. The environmental impact assessment (EIA) and territorial analysis were applied on this environmental area. The assessment of the environmental decline was based on four categories of indicators: environmental, economic, social, and landscape structure and quality. We have established a set of relational environmental indicators, viewed as a tool for community development and enhancement of the environmental security. The methodology and results of the assessment (i.e. assessment matrix and a plan of environmental restoration) will be implemented into the process of local environmental planning.

Keywords: EIA; Copşa Mică; Rapid Impact Assessment Matrix; SWOT analysis; restoration; Romania

Keywords

Zinc Methane Cadmium Arsenic Income 

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© Springer 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Octavian-Liviu Muntean
    • 1
  • Lucian Drăgut
    • 2
  • Nicolae Baciu
    • 3
  • Titus Man
    • 3
  • Liviu Buzilă
    • 3
  • Ioan Ferencik
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Environmental Science“Babes-Bolyai” UniversityRomania
  2. 2.Z_GIS – Centre of GeoinformaticsRomania Salzburg UniversityAustria
  3. 3.Faculty of Geography“Babes-Bolyai” UniversityRomania
  4. 4.CISD, Geo-TeamNetherlands

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