Environmental Management Tools and Methods

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This course examines the origins, application and use of a variety of tools that an organisation can employ to identify and manage the environmental impacts of its current and planned operations, or the products and services it provides. The tools studied typically include environmental impact assessment, strategic environmental assessment, environmental review, life-cycle assessment, environmental risk assessment and environmental accounting methods. The module also provides an introduction to the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for environmental management, including a hands-on practical in our GIS Laboratory. The module encourages students to put the range of methods they learn into practice and to critically evaluate the effectiveness of each tool in different situations. The module considers approaches needed to ensure each tool can be applied rigorously and the factors which can affect reliability, such as data quality. Course participants are encouraged to identify the synergies between the tools, so that the best combination of tools can be employed for any given situation.

Environmental Management Tools and Methods introduces you to a range of tools used to understand and manage the environmental impacts of developments, processes and products.

Dates

2019

Start DateEnd DateDay and TimeCostLink
05/12/201907/12/2019Thur to Sat 9-5£250Apply online