Environment impact assesment
Provide EIA Services to customers to:
- Ensure environment sustainability.
- Compliance with national environmental laws and standards.
- Maximize environmental benefits.
- Minimize environmental costs for EIAs.
We believe in teamwork
- Department of Environment (Authorizing Body), Ministry of i-Taukei Affairs and other government ministries
- Regional and International Agencies
- ADB, World Bank, SPREP, Landcare Research (NZ).
- Local Communities
- Other members of the USP Academic Staff
IAS EIA services, include the following disciplines:
- Water Quality Analyses
- Reef Health
- Ecological Survey
- Marine Biodiversity
- Sedimentation Studies
- River Water Quality
- Freshwater Invertebrate Survey
- Mammal Survey
- Flora Identification
- Vegetation Ecology
- Social Impact Assessment (SIA)
- Cultural and Heritage Sites
- Community Consultation
Client: Namosi Joint Venture. Project: Waisoi copper project Status and work done in 2013: Additional terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity surveys and social baseline around proposed Bulk Handling Facility.
Client: Golder Associates Pty Ltd (Australia) as lead consultant to Sumitomo Solomons Metal Mining Company. Project: Isabel Island Nickel project. Status and work done in 2013: Social baseline and community consultation. ESIA report submitted to Solomon Islands Government early 2014.
Other completed EIAs conducted by IAS:
- Tonga – Fiji Cable – Landcare NZ & IAS (2011)
- Review of Tuna Processing Plant EIA – Vila, Vanuatu (2010)
- Rewa River Dredging EIA (2009)
- USP Lower Campus Foreshore Reclamation (2007)
- New Resort EIA Report Review (Royal Davui, 2003)
- Wharf and port expansion-Vava’u, Tonga (1996)
- PAFCO Effluent Outfall extension, Levuka (1995)
- Construction of EC-Funded road- Rural Vanuatu (1994)
Example: Rewa River Study
The constant flooding of Fiji’s widest river has prompted authorities to propose dredging of the river delta. To understand the current situation, the history of the river environment and community needs, IAS was contracted to conduct an EIA prior to dredging.
The assessment showed high levels of bacterial and heavy metal pollution occur during and immediately after heavy rainfall and flooding. There were concerns for the loss of kai beds and roosting sites for migratory birds during the dredging.
- Biological Consultants (Fiji) Ltd
- Nature (Fiji) Consultants Ltd
- Golder Associates (Australia)
- Erasito Consultants (Fiji) Ltd