Study of environmental impact is on the list of items to be performed in a geothermal field development and necessarily involves scientists and engineers but in different point of view. Frequently asked questions by community regarding geothermal development, such as effects on the geothermal surface manifestations, ground water and air quality, possible induced seismicity and ground subsidence, are subjects to be assessed. In addition, potential social impact should also be investigated before everthing started. Our experts are ready to support for providing several services, including preparing the following documents:
- Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA)
For the exploration phase, an ESIA is carried out in compliance with the World Bank Safeguard Policies. The process covers identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the biophysical, social, and other relevant effects of development proposals prior to major decisions being taken and commitments made.
- Land Acquisition and Resettlement Action Plan (LARAP)
The scope and level of detail of the resettlement plan vary with the magnitude and complexity of community condition. The document covers potential impacts, assessment of the project affected persons, legal analysis, assessment of assets and compensation, cost and budget estimation, implementation schedule and monitoring.