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Nicaragua - Geothermal Resource Risk Mitigation Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social impact assessment (English)

The development objective of the Geothermal Resource Risk Mitigation Project for Nicaragua is to help confirm resources and speed-up geothermal development in the field by mitigating risks and leveraging funds through a PPP arrangement. Some of the negative impacts and mitigation measures include: (1) prepare and implement a biodiversity management and action plan (BMAP); (2) provide support for the reserva natural complejo volcánico san cristobal-casita; (3) implement awareness raising and education for local communities through educational programs; (4) minimize habitat loss and degradation, prohibit off-road driving, reduce dust levels by using water sprays and misting; (5) implement noise reduction measures; (6) protect excavation and trenches and monitor for any trapped wildlife; and (7) install road signs to highlight the risk of collision with animals and limit speed.


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    Berman,Laura Wendell

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    Environmental Assessment

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    Latin America & Caribbean,

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    Environmental and social impact assessment

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Berman,Laura Wendell

Nicaragua - Geothermal Resource Risk Mitigation Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social impact assessment (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.