Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA): Alternatives Development for Household Waste Management

Final Report for the ERTDI-funded project: 2004-LA-FS-21-M2

Summary: STRIVE Report 18 - Margaret Desmond

Published: 2008

ISBN: 978-1-84095-132-5

Pages: 53

Filesize: 1,006 KB

Format: pdf


The development of decision criteria and a decision support framework for alternatives within environmental planning has been undertaken to assist practitioners to meet their obligations under the EU Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Directive (2001/42/EC) (European Commission, 2001) and Irish environmental regulations. This work is one of a number of projects funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Environmental Research Technological Development and Innovation (ERTDI) Programme (2000–2006) to work on different aspects of the SEA methodology.

The primary aims of the research are to develop guidance on the identification and development of alternatives within SEA for use in land-use planning and waste management planning. Specifically, this involves:

  1. The development of generic alternatives decision criteria
  2. The development of alternatives decision-support framework, and
  3. Application of the approach to waste management planning.

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