founded in 1994, the sichuan environment and engineering appraisal center (seeac) is an institution directly under the sichuan environmental protection bureau. it is one of the first provincial-level environmental impact appraisal institutes nationwide.
the center mainly undertakes technological appraisal, consultation, and training of the environmental impact assessment (eia) of provincial construction projects, environmental supervision, environmental protection check & acceptance inspection for completion of construction projects, business of environmental technologies and products, as well as scientific research and international collaboration.
the center currently has ten provincial research projects undergoing, including research on environmental management system of green hydropower at daduhe river basin, a project cooperated between seeac and daduhe branch company of china guodian corporation; research on hydropower and ecological environmental protection at the upstream of river min; environmental impact tracking assessment on shuangliu economic development zone; industrial technical requirements and environmental outlook on titanium dioxide cleaning production by sulfate process; research on low-carbon development mode and pathway of industrial low-carbonization; research on environmental information integration and management solutions based on gis in tianfu new area; technology and demonstration research on wastewater reuse in tianfu new area, and another six researches related to tianfu new area. besides, we are actively in the preparation for applying to set up the engineering and technology center on comprehensive environmental decision-making and management under sichuan environmental protection department.
the center has been much engaged in international cooperation on environmental technology and sciences. the goal is to build on the center’s appraisal work and explore other fields in environmental consultation businesses. the center has participated and undertaken many international cooperation projects, including “the eu-asia pro eco ii project”, academic exchange and workshops with the rwth aachen university (germany), karlsruhe institute for technology (germany), german water association, world resources institute (usa), oregon state university (usa) etc, in the fields of biodiversity protection, water resources management, planning environmental impact assessment, watershed ecological compensation, hydropower development and environmental and ecological protection. in the meantime, the center has actively participated in the reconstruction, ecological restoration and sustainable development of ya’an city after the 5.12 earthquake in 2008, and signed a “strategic cooperation agreement on environmental protection” with the people’s government of shimian county, exploring the vast space of strategic collaboration on regional environmental protection.