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Unit I: Basics of Environment and Management

Introduction to Resources: Water-Land-Forest-Minerals-Energy. Principles of Ecotourism – Types of Ecotourism. Impacts of Ecotourism. Public health: communicable diseases, mode of transmission (epidemic and endemic diseases) Occupational health and safety Industrial safety and management techniques Safety management system EMS ISO14001

Unit II: Solid Waste Management

Classification of solid wastes, waste characteristics and quantitative estimation of municipalsolidwaste,factorsaffectingsolidwastemanagement,wastehierarchy,solid waste generation, storage, handling, transport, and disposal. Disposal Methods: (i) composting, (ii) sanitary landfill, (iii) waste to energy, leachate management for landfills, Integrated waste management, Hazardous waste management, other wastes, andtheirmanagement-constructionanddemolitionwaste,bio-medicalwaste,e-waste, plastics waste, nuclear and radioactive waste, legal provisions for wasteManagement

Unit III: Environmental Impact Assessment

EnvironmentalImpactAssessment-Environmentalchangeandeffects,EIAtheoryand objective – EIA output and outcome objectives- origins and development of EIA. Environmental Impact Assessment Practice: screening procedures, screening approaches – Is EIA required? – Type of EIA, Scoping and environmental baseline assessments: Scoping requisites -identification of projectalternatives, predicting

environmental impacts: Impact prediction- predicting impacts on the biophysical environment, managing project impacts, determining impact significance, public participation in EIA.

Course Objectives

  • To provide awareness of the processes involved in environmental resource
  • To learn about the concepts of environmental impact assessment and environmental management plan

Course Outcome (COs)

CO1: Study the concepts of resource management and safety
CO2: Train the students on the processing and management of different types of waste like municipal solid waste, electronic waste, hazardous waste, and biomedical waste CO3: Understand the overview of environmental impact analysis

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CO1 1 2 3 3 2 2
CO2 3 1 3 3 3 2 1 1 2
CO3 2 1 3 3 2 1 2


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  11. J.,1998.Handbookofoccupationalsafetyandhealth,JohnWilley, NewYork

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Internal External
Continuous Evaluation 20%  
Mid-Term 30%  
End Semester exam   50%

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