Participatory Process Featured Projects
Government of Guimaras, Philippines - Environmental Impact Assessment Training
DPRA was retained by the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) through the Canada-Philippines Program for Environmental Protection to train provincial and local environmental officials on environmental impact assessment, public consultation and negotiation skills. The project involved the assessment of environmental impacts and cost-benefits associated with a proposed 13,000 tons/day cement plant. Training of provincial and local officials was conducted to transfer knowledge and skills in impact assessment and negotiation, and to enable them to secure impact mitigation measures from the proponents of the project. It involved direct day-to-day work with provincial and local environmental officials through a two month period to design, develop and deliver the training and to conduct the impact study.
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Environmental Auditing Policy Workshop
Senior DPRA staff were involved in the design of a multi-stakeholder consultation process focused on improvements in the EPA environmental auditing policy. In addition to activity design, DPRA staff provided facilitation orientation and training to key EPA staff. DPRA also provided the lead facilitator services for the consultation workshops, and was responsible for workshop documentation and final report preparation.
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Public Consultation Guidelines for Hazardous Waste Management Facility Siting Processes
DPRA was retained by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to assist with the design of public consultation strategies, guidelines and procedures for siting of hazardous waste management facilities. Part of the assignment involved design and delivery of a five-day training course for agencies responsible for siting and operating hazardous waste management facilities. Under a separate, but related contract, DPRA was retained to identify and assess relevant issues in the design of public consultation programs in support of U.S. EPA Regulatory and Approvals Processes related to hazardous waste management facilities.
Melamchi River Diversion Scheme Socio - Economic Impact Assessment (Nepal)
In 1999 DPRA was involved in conducting a socioeconomic assessment of the Melamchi Diversion Scheme (MDS) - a major inter-basin water transfer project in the Kathmandu region. The socioeconomic assessment focused on the magnitude and nature of impacts of the proposed water diversion on people, their use of resources and potential change to their culture , institutions and way of life. The study identified potential impacts and suggested mitigation and monitoring measures for those impacts that will occur as a result of the implementation of the MDS project. DPRA collaborated with NORPLANS and IUCN (Nepal) in this project.