2nd Brazilian Congress on Impact Assessment

Nemus attended the 2nd Brazilian Impact Assessment Congress, which took place between the 13th and the 18th October, in Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The company was represented by Pedro Bettencourt (CEO) and Maria Grade (Senior Environmental Engineer) who did four presentations on Nemus’ most representative experience in the scope of the event’s central theme ‘The New Directions in Environmental Impact Assessments’.

The communications fell into four distinct sub-themes in which Nemus has been working on both nationally and internationally; therefore Nemus took the opportunity to share its experience in these areas through the following presentations:

  • ‘Integrated Environmental Assessment of the Urban Recovery of Salvador, Brazil’ (sub-theme Impact Assessment of Major Projects)
  • ‘Identification and prediction of a large project’s impacts – Port of Sines – in Portugal’ (sub-theme Impact Assessment of Major Projects)
  • ‘Assessment of cumulative impacts of a major urban expansion project in Maputo (Mozambique)’ (sub-topic Assessment of cumulative effects)
  • ‘Environmental Studies for the Implementation of a road connection system between Salvador and the Itaparica Island, across the Baía de Todos os Santos bay (BA), integrated in the West Transport System’ (sub-theme Methods for identification, prediction and evaluation of impacts)

The main objetive of the 2nd Brazilian Impact Assessment Congress was to promote a discussion on the trends of the Brazilian impact assessment and environmental licensing system.

Since Nemus has been involved in several projects in this country, its presence was early scheduled for this event, which was also attended by representatives of the public and private setor, consultants from various areas, funding agents and financial institutions, directors and technicians from environmental and planning agencies, academics and researchers from different fields.