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A note on the use of the analytic hierarchy process for environmental impact assessment

A note on the use of the analytic hierarchy process for environmental impact assessment,10.1006/jema.2001.0455,Journal of Environmental Management,R.

A note on the use of the analytic hierarchy process for environmental impact assessment   (Citations: 68)
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Environmental impact assessment (EIA) is an intrinsically complex multi-dimensional process, involving multiple criteria and multiple actors. Multi-criteria methods can serve as useful decision aids for carrying out the EIA. This paper proposes the use of a multi-criteria technique, namely the analytic hierarchy process (AHP), for the purpose. AHP has the flexibility to combine quantitative and qualitative factors, to handle different groups of actors, to combine the opinions expressed by many experts, and can help in stakeholder analysis. The main shortcomings of AHP and some modifications to it to overcome the shortcomings are briefly described. Finally, the use of AHP is illustrated for a case study involving socio-economic impact assessment. In this case study, AHP has been used for capturing the perceptions of stakeholders on the relative severity of different socio-economic impacts, which will help the authorities in prioritizing their environmental management plan, and can also help in allocating the budget available for mitigating adverse socio-economic impacts.
Journal: Journal of Environmental Management - J ENVIRON MANAGE , vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 27-35, 2001
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