The level of biophysical and socio-economic impact scrutiny for projects and investments are becoming more stringent with commensurate legislations that require rigorous assessment and holistic impact mitigation strategies. Funding agencies such as the World Bank Group (IFC, IDA, IBRD) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation are also becoming insistent on the need to meet beneficiary country requirements, and in many cases their international standards to facilitate timely approvals, disbursement of funds and community acceptance.
Complying with these requirements and standards requires a strategic and objective approach to environmental assessments that are systematic, internationally acceptable, documented and defensible. These requires intricate levels of field study, data acquisition, analyses and engagements that will ensure objective identification and context specific management of local and regional based impacts. By leveraging on new technologies, such as geospatial analysis, geostatistics and remote sensing, we are able to optimize the environmental assessment process and provide more objective, holistic and context relevant analyses.