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Call for applications for Integrated Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Audit Training at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies

Call for applications for Integrated Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Audit Training at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies

Admission Requirements:

Holders of at least a first degree or equivalent (related to Natural Resource Management) from a recognized Institution

Commencement Date: August 12, 2019 - September 13, 2019

Mode of Study: Full time / Evening classes

Application Deadline: August 9, 2019

Venue: WMI Green Campus

Cost per participant: KSh 50,000 (Postgraduate Students KSh 45,000)

Application Fee: Ksh 1,500 (non-refundable)

 

Call for applications for Integrated Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Audit Training at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies

Influence of Environmental Impact Assessment in minimizing climate change impacts on transport infrastructure in Kenya

Transport sector infrastructure is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Over the past few decades, Kenya has witnessed a number of extreme rainfall events with consequent damage on transport infrastructure. This calls for a paradigm shift in the planning, design and construction of infrastructure. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) as a planning tool has the potential to minimize climate change impacts on transport infrastructure. This study therefore aimed at reviewing the impact of extreme rainfall on Kenyan road infrastructure, analyze the contribution of EIA practise in the minimization of these impacts and examine the barriers to the integration of climate change issues into EIA practice. Mean monthly rainfall anomalies were computed using data from nine representative meteorological stations in Kenya covering the period 1980 to 2017.

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