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close this bookConducting Environmental Impact Assessment in Developing Countries (United Nations University, 1999, 375 p.)
close this folder4. EIA methods
close this folder4.4 Networks
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View the document4.4.1 Advantages of the network method
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4.4.2 Limitations of the network method

• One of the main limitations of the network method is that since impacts are not scored in any quantitative way, the comparison of project alternatives is not readily achieved.

• Spatial representation of impacts is not possible.

Figure 4.4 An example of a network diagram for analysing probable environmental impacts

Source: Guidelines for Environmental Impact Assessment in Development Assistance, FINNIDA, 1989.