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.