Social Science and Services

The human dimensions of environmental management and resource development are complex. Increasingly, society demands that they be addressed to the same depth and degree as environmental issues. Identifying social risks, understanding community concerns, and fostering social acceptance are critical path issues for efficient, sustainable development of projects. Hatfield’s Human Environment Group brings together our international and domestic experience with social impact assessments, community-based monitoring and management, facilitation, consultation and engagement. Our experts provide analysis and advice on a broad range of social issues and develop innovative, targeted and inclusive solutions to help ensure your project is socially acceptable and environmentally sustainable. We apply the theories, methods, and research techniques of contemporary social science to manage impacts of planned programmes and projects on social systems, culture, local economy, and indigenous communities.

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