Program Image Environmental and Social Impact Assessment at Project and Strategic Levels

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment at Project and Strategic Levels

Short or summer course

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education mapmarker icon Delft Institute for international education
Institution Logo IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

The course introduces impact assessment as an integrated and interdisciplinary process. It discusses how it supports sustainable development by informing stakeholders about the trade-offs among (negative) impacts and benefits expected from human interventions on the environment and their consequences on people. Participant’s case studies and experiences are used to discuss and experience how the conventional disciplinary approach for conducting the assessments contributes to externalities that affect the environment and society, and how a system thinking approach can reduce externalities to increase sustainable outcomes. Skills are developed use cumulative effects and ecosystem services as key methodological tools for EIA and SEA, to identify trade-offs among environmental and socio-economic impacts and benefits for stakeholders at different scales. Main concerns to be integrated (methods to apply, depending on the case study) include climate change, biodiversity, ecosystem services and water quality/environmental flows. Conceptual models are used to analyse linkages to wellbeing and livelihood, human rights, vulnerability, and other cultural and socio-economic aspects. Participants are trained to use a qualitative and quantitative methods to determine the significance of impacts and discuss how the methods influence the determination.






12 days

ECTS credits


Information not available

Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 3,500

€ 3,500


Application requirements

Information not available

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 3,500
€ 3,500
Information not available
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
24 Jun '24 24 May '24 24 May '24


You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

Orange Knowledge Programma (OKP)

The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to contribute to a society's sustainable and inclusive development. Its scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries.

MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP)

The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) offers scholarships to professionals for short courses in the Netherlands.


IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Main address
Westvest 7
2611 AX Delft
015 - 2151715

Ready to apply?

Visit course website chevron icon
IHE Delft Institute for Water Education institution image
IHE Delft Institute for Water Education institution image