A framework for combining social impact assessment and risk assessment

Hossein Mahmoudi*, Ortwin Renn, Frank Vanclay, Volker Hoffmann, Ezatollah Karami

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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An increasing focus on integrative approaches is one of the current trends in impact assessment. There is potential to combine impact assessment with various other forms of assessment, such as risk assessment, to make impact assessment and the management of social risks more effective. We identify the common features of social impact assessment (SIA) and social risk assessment (SRA), and discuss the merits of a combined approach. A hybrid model combining SIA and SRA to form a new approach called, 'risk and social impact assessment' (RSIA) is introduced. RSIA expands the capacity of SIA to evaluate and manage the social impacts of risky projects such as nuclear energy as well as natural hazards and disasters such as droughts and floods. We outline the three stages of RSIA, namely: impact identification, impact assessment, and impact management. (C) 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)1-8
Aantal pagina's8
TijdschriftEnvironmental Impact Assessment Review
Volume43
DOI's
StatusPublished - nov-2013

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