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Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Year: 2017 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 6 SI | Page No.: 7759-7764
DOI: 10.36478/jeasci.2017.7759.7764  
Quantitative Estimation of an Environmental Impact Factor as Technical Support for the Appropriation of Decisions
Edgar Ricardo Monroy Vargas and Nora Pouey
 
Abstract: The environmental impact assessment is intrinsic activity for every long term project and its estimation is usually done qualitatively through an EIA Environmental Impact Assessment matrix. When there are several activities within a river basin, it is beneficial to estimate the indicator of environmental value or impact factor that occurs in an entire basin. However, the IVAFIC methodology allows quantitative estimation of this value through the IF (Impact Factor), using three attributes: duration, reversibility and nature which are associated with all environmental factors and anthropic activities, using the structural language of MATLAB and geographic information systems. This new indicator undoubtedly facilitates the decision-making of the environmental authority and the prioritization of the territorial ordering of watersheds.
 
How to cite this article:
Edgar Ricardo Monroy Vargas and Nora Pouey, 2017. Quantitative Estimation of an Environmental Impact Factor as Technical Support for the Appropriation of Decisions. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 12: 7759-7764.
DOI: 10.36478/jeasci.2017.7759.7764
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=jeasci.2017.7759.7764