Environmental Impact Assessment

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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a process for anticipating the effects on the environment caused by a proposed development or project at a particular site. Where effects are unacceptable, design or other measures can be taken to avoid or reduce these to acceptable levels. The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is a document produced in the course of this process.

AWN offers consultancy services in the consideration & identification of potential surface water impacts on proposed developments for the purpose of EIA. We have extensive experience in the investigation & reporting for Surface Water Quality and Water (Hydrology & Hydrogeology) chapters of Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) for planning consultants and commercial clients. Our range of services includes:

  • Pre-EIS screening & scoping studies
  • Baseline assessments in relation to hydrology and surface water quality
  • Impact identification & assessment
  • Mitigation measure identification & assessment
  • Preparation of EIS chapters
  • Response to requests for Further Information or Additional Clarification
  • Provision of expert witness for An Bord Pleanala oral hearings or court cases


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