IAIA17 Submitted Paper & Presentation Abstracts

Following is a list of IAIA17 Annual Conference paper & presentation abstracts.

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  • Climate Change, Disaster Impacts and the Evidence


    Abstract ID# 327

    Presenting Author: Charles   Kelly

    Summary Statement: The presentation looks at the evidence that climate change is causing or contributing to disaster impacts..

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Integrating Climate Risk and Vulnerability in EIA


    Abstract ID# 463

    Presenting Author: David  Lapp

    Summary Statement: This presentation discusses and proposes how climate risk and vulnerability assessment tools like the PIEVC Protocol can be integrated into the EIA process at policy and implementation levels.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Perceptions, Probability and Planning Policy


    Abstract ID# 605

    Presenting Author: Charlotte  Beattie

    Summary Statement: Perceptions of uncertainty and probability in flood risks creates barriers of language and communication issues for planners involved in preparation sustainability appraisals and decision making.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Riverine watershed response to Climate climate


    Abstract ID# 666

    Presenting Author: Nimi  Dan-Jumbo

    Summary Statement: This study focuses on the effects of climate change and urbanization on the river hydraulics and hydrology of GPH watershed

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • "Restoring" rural livelihoods in an economic zone


    Abstract ID# 464

    Presenting Author: Alison  Stockwell |  Coauthor(s):  Janis Shandro

    Summary Statement: Lessons learned in assessing and transitioning livelihoods amid involuntary resettlement, rapid industrialization, worker influx, and the shift to a cash economy.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • "Yes, Prime Minister"


    Abstract ID# 154

    Presenting Author: Corey  Dekker |  Coauthor(s):  Ross Neil

    Summary Statement: As Crown consultation leads for a controversial pipeline project in Western Canada, the authors describe their efforts to effect Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new commitment to Indigenous Peoples.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • A civil society view on good practice


    Abstract ID# 655

    Presenting Author: Zachary  Wells |  Coauthor(s):  Marielle Weikel ,   Paula   Diaz

    Summary Statement: Drawing from Conservation International’s experiences, presentation will explore challenges and benefits of civil society engagement in IA on biodiversity / ecosystem services within project finance.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • A Lenders view of EIA best practice and challenges


    Abstract ID# 230

    Presenting Author: Christopher  Pullen

    Summary Statement: Lending institutions are becoming more effective in ensuring the projects they support lead to positive outcomes while managing EIA, developer and financing timelines.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • A methodology for an integrated LCA-EIA procedure


    Abstract ID# 199

    Presenting Author: Pyrene  Larrey-Lassalle |  Coauthor(s):  Laureline Catel ,   Philippe   Roux ,   Ralph K. Rosenbaum ,   Miguel Lopez-Ferber & Eléonore Loiseau

    Summary Statement: A methodology for a practical implementation of LCA in four EIA steps was proposed and applied on two case studies. LCA provided valuable additional information on global and off-site impacts.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • A Multi-Option Impact Assessment of a Dam Removal


    Abstract ID# 449

    Presenting Author: Gordon  Yamazaki |  Coauthor(s):  Gregory Gillis ,   Matthew   Kinnie

    Summary Statement: A multi-option impact assessment approach was successfully applied to the Petitcodiac dam removal project in New Brunswick, Canada. Mitigation addressed flooding and climate change concerns.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • A place’s past guides a healthier future


    Abstract ID# 274

    Presenting Author: Peter  Herring

    Summary Statement: Historic landscape characterisation serves as a framework for assessment of how the valued histories of places make them differently sensitive to different change scenarios.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • A Review of Methods for Determining Significance


    Abstract ID# 544

    Presenting Author: Jordan  Tam |  Coauthor(s):  Alistair Macdonald

    Summary Statement: We review methods for assessing the significance of effects on the current use of lands and resources for traditional purposes to better understand tradeoffs in the choice of methodologies.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • A Substation’s Wetland and Forest Offsets


    Abstract ID# 461

    Presenting Author: Benoit  Gagnon |  Coauthor(s):  Carole Charest

    Summary Statement: The unreleased steps of a Hydro-Québec 315-kV substation's wetlands and forest compensation project are discussed with focus on lessons learned and best practices with stakeholders.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Aboriginal Participation in BC EAs


    Abstract ID# 296

    Presenting Author: Kevin  Jardine

    Summary Statement: Using examples drawn from provincial EA processes, this presentation will discuss the mechanisms that B.C. EAO uses to promote the active participation of Indigenous groups in EA.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Accommodation of Labrador Inuit in EA


    Abstract ID# 494

    Presenting Author: Carl  McLean

    Summary Statement: Practical insights from the Labrador Inuit experience in EAs, monitoring and follow-up for major projects, implementation of land claims agreements and development of Nunatsiavut’s EA legislation.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Achieving social licence - New Zealand experience


    Abstract ID# 162

    Presenting Author: James  BAINES |  Coauthor(s):  Peter Edwards ,   Gail   Tipa ,   Jim Sinner

    Summary Statement: The presentation will highlight experience gleaned from some 25-30 interviews covering various perspectives - business, cultural, community, environment.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Adapting Project Descriptions for Climate Change


    Abstract ID# 659

    Presenting Author: Isaac   Voyageur |  Coauthor(s):  Cameron McLean ,   Cameron   McLean

    Summary Statement: The drafting of a project statement that deals with climate change considerations is important for projects during the approval process.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Adaptive Thinking on PS6 Compliance&Linear Project


    Abstract ID# 644

    Presenting Author: Roberto  Roca |  Coauthor(s):  Frazer Lanier

    Summary Statement: Adaptive Thinking on PS6 Compliance of Linear Projects in High Biodiversity Areas

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Addressing food security in regional SEA


    Abstract ID# 354

    Presenting Author: Veronica  Rohr |  Coauthor(s):  Jill Blakley

    Summary Statement: Consistent with efforts to deliver a more effective and sustainability-driven SEA process, this research presents a conceptual framework to appropriately address food security in regional SEA.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Aligning mitigation strategies for positive outcom


    Abstract ID# 179

    Presenting Author: Jo  Treweek

    Summary Statement: Practical experiences of developing mitigation strategies will be used to illustrate the challenges of aligning IFI and national requirements to provide assurance of NNL/Net Gain outcomes

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • An economic valuation of climate change adaptation


    Abstract ID# 491

    Presenting Author: Filippo  Lechthaler |  Coauthor(s):  Alexandra Vinogradova ,   Moritz   Flubacher ,   Mario Rohrer ,   Gesabel Villar & Manuel Valverde

    Summary Statement: Economic valuation is applied to quantify the benefits of improved climate information for small-holder farmers in Peru.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • An impact assessor's role in reducing the dilemma


    Abstract ID# 492

    Presenting Author: Kristin  Eine |  Coauthor(s):  Arne Dalfelt

    Summary Statement: The session will address climate change issues relevant to impact assessments for oil and gas developments on project and program level.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • An objectives-led approach to SEA


    Abstract ID# 346

    Presenting Author: Charlotta  Faith-Ell

    Summary Statement: This paper aims at discussing the finding the results of an in-depth study of the application of the Swedish environmental quality goals in SEA of infrastructure plans.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Analysing 20 years of fish dynamics in reservoirs


    Abstract ID# 540

    Presenting Author: Katrine  Turgeon |  Coauthor(s):  Christian Turpin ,   Christopher T.   Solomon ,   Irene Gregory-Eaves

    Summary Statement: The non-equilibrium phase following impoundment can be long, and a multi-scale approach is critical in evaluating the effects of hydroelectricity production on fish in light of climate change.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Analysis of regional disaster prevention plan


    Abstract ID# 652

    Presenting Author: Hyemin  Na |  Coauthor(s):  Dalbyul Lee ,   Jungeun   Kang ,   Juchul Jung

    Summary Statement: This study analyzed the difference of Korean local governments’ disaster prevention plans, considering regional characteristics and climate change scenarios

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Anticipating future development scenarios in CEA


    Abstract ID# 516

    Presenting Author: Jackie  Lerner |  Coauthor(s):  Hadi Dowlatabadi

    Summary Statement: To better anticipate “reasonably foreseeable future projects” for consideration in CEAs, we develop a statistical model of probable future scenarios based on historical development patterns.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Anticipatory adaptation and the Mauri Model


    Abstract ID# 380

    Presenting Author: Te Kipa Kepa  Morgan

    Summary Statement: Can an indigenous epistemology, Mauri Model Decision Making Framework, foster precautionary behavioural change by communities, and facilitate incorporation of community level anticipatory adaptation?

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Applying indigenous knowledge to design fauna cros


    Abstract ID# 602

    Presenting Author: Juan  Quintero |  Coauthor(s):  Rodrigo Botero

    Summary Statement: Using indigenous knowledge provided critical information for defining mitigation and compensation strategies, and improving the design of fauna crossings for a road in a sensitive habitat in Colombia

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Applying PS6’s risk-based approach in Guinea


    Abstract ID# 161

    Presenting Author: Emma  Tatum-Hume

    Summary Statement: We describe the process and tools used to build on regulatory EIAs to identify and prioritise actions for meeting PS6 requirements for biodiversity for mining projects in the bauxite region of Guinea.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Applying SEA to Predator Free New Zealand


    Abstract ID# 329

    Presenting Author: Nick  Taylor |  Coauthor(s):  James Russell

    Summary Statement: SEA can assist the Predator-Free New Zealand initiative through a systematic framework of collaborative assessment, participatory planning and monitoring. It aims to establish tangible assessment goal

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Appraisal of Scotland’s National Marine Plan


    Abstract ID# 600

    Presenting Author: Amanda  Chisholm

    Summary Statement: This paper focuses on the sustainability appraisal of Scotland’s National Marine Plan, challenges encountered and lessons learned, including data collection and dealing with data gaps and uncertainty.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Aral Sea: Lessons for Bioregional Health


    Abstract ID# 368

    Presenting Author: Michael  Edelstein |  Coauthor(s):  Ramona Lall

    Summary Statement: The loss of the Aral Sea resulted in significant ecosystem, social, economic, health and climate impacts. The disaster’s lessons include need for bioregional assessment and early action.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Assessing impacts of lead pollution


    Abstract ID# 542

    Presenting Author: Ernesto  Sanchez-Triana |  Coauthor(s):  Yewande Awe ,   Ana Luisa   Lima ,   Shafick Hoossein

    Summary Statement: The paper identifies sources of lead pollution and their impacts as well as alternative interventions to present and mitigate lead poisoning in developing countries.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Assessing project vulnerabilities


    Abstract ID# 27

    Presenting Author: Philip   Byer

    Summary Statement: Process to assess vulnerabilities including: scoping of vulnerable components; vulnerability assessments of components; addressing uncertainties; communication of results; and monitoring.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Assessing the Effect of Climate Change on Projects


    Abstract ID# 149

    Presenting Author: Jessica  Wentz

    Summary Statement: This presentation will explain why consideration of climate change impacts falls within the purview of EIA mandates, and describe protocols for conducting a climate change impact analysis.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Assessing the health impacts of severe weather


    Abstract ID# 359

    Presenting Author: Patrick  Saunders-Hastings |  Coauthor(s):  Anne Wiles ,   Erik   Sparling ,   Heather Auld ,   Neil Comer & Don Mattison

    Summary Statement: This presentation presents the results of a literature-based, all-hazards approach to the health impact assessment of severe weather events in the Toronto area.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • “I’ll never stay off the land”


    Abstract ID# 438

    Presenting Author: Marc  Dunn |  Coauthor(s):  Robbie Tapiatic

    Summary Statement: Remedying the Cumulative Impacts of Climate, Environmental and Project-induced Change

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Baseline GHG and Climate Change Conditions in EIAs


    Abstract ID# 300

    Presenting Author: Tamer  Alexan |  Coauthor(s):  Margaret Scott

    Summary Statement: Provide an overview of the approaches in different EIAs to set assessment boundaries, determine and assess GHG baseline conditions, and define significance-of-effect-thresholds.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Beyond Command and Control approach in disasters


    Abstract ID# 545

    Presenting Author: Angelo Jonas  Imperiale |  Coauthor(s):  Frank Vanclay

    Summary Statement: This research analyses the failures of the Command and Control approach in disaster areas and underlines the role social sciences can play in the disaster management cycle by introducing SIA.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Biodiversity in EIAs in development cooperation


    Abstract ID# 248

    Presenting Author: Jean  Hugé

    Summary Statement: By studying EIAs in West Africa, we propose and apply a framework for biodiversity integration, consisting of discourse, representation & decision-making context.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Biodiversity Offsets within Protected Areas


    Abstract ID# 29

    Presenting Author: Jared  Hardner

    Summary Statement: We will present arguments for and against biodiversity offsets within protected areas in developing countries to meet lender standards and propose criteria to help determine their appropriateness.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Biodiversity Offsets: A User Guide


    Abstract ID# 688

    Presenting Author: George  Ledec

    Summary Statement: The new Biodiversity Offsets User Guide, a World Bank Group technical report, provides step-by-step guidance on whether, when, and especially how to prepare and implement offsets for large-scale development projects.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Boomtowns: Adapting Existing Planning Models to IA


    Abstract ID# 237

    Presenting Author: Julia  Haggerty

    Summary Statement: The MAPP public health planning model is an example of an existing planning solution that can accommodate oil and gas IA.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Building climate change resilience in Mozambique


    Abstract ID# 507

    Presenting Author: Pedro  Bettencourt |  Coauthor(s):  Diogo Maia ,   Ana   Dias

    Summary Statement: Mozambique being particularly vulnerable to climate change, the paper discusses possible contributions towards strengthening the country climate resilience.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • building net gain feasibility credible rationales


    Abstract ID# 593

    Presenting Author: Robin  Mitchell

    Summary Statement: The NNL-NG mitigation design phase should be a semi-quantitative decision-making process focusing on optimal stakeholder buy-in and ensuring quantitative rigor for the most vulnerable features

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Can it be done? - Making FPIC a reality in EA


    Abstract ID# 65

    Presenting Author: Somia  Sadiq

    Summary Statement: Reflecting on areas of reform, this presentation discusses how Free, Prior, and Informed Consent can be implemented within the Federal Environmental Assessment process.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Can SEA influence Regional Planning in Indonesia?


    Abstract ID# 177

    Presenting Author: David  Annandale |  Coauthor(s):  Miguel Coutinho ,   Martin   Smutny

    Summary Statement: This paper examines the pre-conditions for SEA to be effective in influencing the design of regional development plans in Indonesia.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Canada/U.S. Transmission Line Impact Assessment


    Abstract ID# 55

    Presenting Author: Leigh  Hagan |  Coauthor(s):  Patrick Solomon

    Summary Statement: Evaluation of impact assessment for Canada/U.S. electric transmission line project that highlights international and U.S. coordination and interjurisdictional consultation.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Canada’s Energy Outlook - Energy Futures 2016


    Abstract ID# 589

    Presenting Author: Bryce  van Sluys |  Coauthor(s):  Chris Doleman ,   Michael   Nadew

    Summary Statement: Understanding future energy use patterns requires a rigorous examination of the complex interactions between all actors in the energy system. This presentation covers the National Energy Board’s lates

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Capacity Building in IA: Abu Dhabi Case Study


    Abstract ID# 548

    Presenting Author: Saif  Dulaimi |  Coauthor(s):  Hani Abdalla ,   Zied   Bousserouel ,   Lina Abdalla

    Summary Statement: Capacity building in impact assessment supported by RTI has helped EAD raise standards in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and face new and changing challenges.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Case Studies of EIA for Smart Rail Development


    Abstract ID# 455

    Presenting Author: AC  Chung |  Coauthor(s):  Henry Leung

    Summary Statement: This paper gives an overview on prevailing EIA practices for railway projects in Hong Kong and UK, with highlights on how key issues are addressed to make their cities smarter.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Case Study of Proactive Environmental Legislation


    Abstract ID# 357

    Presenting Author: Christopher  Ross

    Summary Statement: Proactive measures in environmental legislation are imperative to addressing environmental impacts before they become problematic.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Case Study: Experience of Combining Health Impact


    Abstract ID# 358

    Presenting Author: Filippo  Uberti |  Coauthor(s):  Erasmo Macera ,   Yina   Xiao ,   Simone Mortara ,   Giada Namer

    Summary Statement: Eni, based on its best practices, will present possible advantages and experience of this approach

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • CC in Canadian EA laws: review & recommendations


    Abstract ID# 539

    Presenting Author: Émilie  Godbout-Beaulieu

    Summary Statement: A Canadian EA legislative review and case study to support recommendations of legislative changes, including mitigation and adaptation thresholds for a climate sensitive EA process.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • CEA of Natural Gas Projects in British Columbia


    Abstract ID# 678

    Presenting Author: Anna  Vypovska |  Coauthor(s):  Laura Johnson ,   Dinara   Millington ,   Allan Fogwill

    Summary Statement: The study analyzes cumulative effects from natural gas and LNG projects in British Columbia where the EA process was completed. Indigenous Groups concerns about cumulative effects were also discussed.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Challenges & strategies - scenarios by EIA actors


    Abstract ID# 21

    Presenting Author: Alexandra  Jiricka-Pürrer |  Coauthor(s):  Thomas Fischer ,   Markus   Leitner ,   Thomas F. Wachter ,   Eva Margelik & Herbert Formayer

    Summary Statement: The results deriving from this paper are of relevance to facilitate the implementation of requirements of the new Directive on Environmental Impact Assessment (2014/52/EU) in Europe but can also be tr

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Challenges of integrating CC in the EA process


    Abstract ID# 692

    Presenting Author: Gilles  Cote

    Summary Statement: Environmental assessment (EA) processes as a tool to integrate the climate change in decision-making, methodological challenges integrating climate change into the EA processes.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Change Under Pressure


    Abstract ID# 299

    Presenting Author: Celesa  Horvath

    Summary Statement: One of the most egregious ethical dilemmas faced by the IA practitioner is pressure to change one’s assessment conclusions. This paper will examine the spectrum of solutions to such dilemmas.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Civil society, IA processes and ethics


    Abstract ID# 377

    Presenting Author: Sara  Bice

    Summary Statement: This paper explores the convergence of social media technologies with civil society advocacy/protest practices and considers implications for IA practice, drawing on Australian cases.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Climate adaptation in IA for Dutch infrastructure


    Abstract ID# 411

    Presenting Author: Bart  Barten |  Coauthor(s):  Paul Fortuin ,   Jos   Arts

    Summary Statement: A recent pilot study on IA’s of 4 Dutch infrastructure projects highlights lessons learned and factors for successful integration of climate adaptation.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Climate and community in sustainability-based EA


    Abstract ID# 127

    Presenting Author: Robert  Gibson

    Summary Statement: How to translate national commitments for climate change mitigation into implications for community scale project EA in the broader context of seeking positive contributions to lasting wellbeing.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Climate Change Adaption and Disaster Response in E


    Abstract ID# 700

    Presenting Author: Karl   Kim |  Coauthor(s):  Scott Glenn

    Summary Statement: An examination of Hawaiʻi’s efforts to incorporate climate adaptation into the EIA process from a disaster management framework, considering impacts of climate change on projects and projects on the environment.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Climate change and accountability of IFI's


    Abstract ID# 151

    Presenting Author: Dilek  Barlas

    Summary Statement: This session will focus on lessons learned in the course of investigations (related both to compliance and problem-solving) carried out by the Independent Accountability Mechanisms (IAMs) of Internat

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Climate change and development assistance


    Abstract ID# 407

    Presenting Author: Sibout  Nooteboom

    Summary Statement: Mainstreaming climate objectives into Dutch development assistance and private sector investments, contributing to the 100 billion / year commitment in the UNFCCC.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Climate change and project EA: What’s useful?


    Abstract ID# 618

    Presenting Author: Lorne  Greig

    Summary Statement: The dramatically different scales of project EA and global climate change, and challenges with CEA in a project EA context raise fundamental questions about what’s useful to do?

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Climate change and the Philippine mangroves


    Abstract ID# 378

    Presenting Author: Cassiophiea  Madid

    Summary Statement: Enhancing the ecosystem services of mangroves to provide resilience to the impacts of climate change to small coastal communities in the Philippines through EIA.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Climate change and urban renewal in Brazil


    Abstract ID# 502

    Presenting Author: Marcel   Scarton |  Coauthor(s):  Pedro Bettencourt ,   Maria   Grade

    Summary Statement: Urban renewal is one important trend in Brazil; the paper discuss the contribution of impact assessment and a case study – the city of Salvador – is presented.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Climate Change Impact on drinking water risks


    Abstract ID# 564

    Presenting Author: Emma  Hartnett |  Coauthor(s):  Wilson Margaret ,   Heather   Auld ,   Erik Sparling ,   Ben Smith

    Summary Statement: We developed a quantitative risk assessment model exploring the impact of climate change on drinking water health risks in small communities across Canada.

    Acceptance Status: approved




    Abstract ID# 91

    Presenting Author: Justine  Namara

    Summary Statement: Climate change has had adverse impacts on wildlife in Lake Mburo National Park resulting into wildlife mortality. Impact assessment tool can guide decisions on adaptation measures to curb the impacts.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Climate Change Incorporation into EP's EIA process


    Abstract ID# 158

    Presenting Author: Haniehalsadat  Aboutorabifard |  Coauthor(s):  Neil Craik

    Summary Statement: The Equator Principles incorporate climate change issues into EIA process; but this process is vague, affecting its likely effectiveness and causing implementation challenges for risks management.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Climate change on EIA: French experience


    Abstract ID# 681

    Presenting Author: Virginie  Defromont

    Summary Statement: By case studies, French experience will be presented in order to integrate the issue of climate change on EIA according two aspects: on the project itself and on the environment.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Climate mitigation & adaptation in Transport EIAs


    Abstract ID# 34

    Presenting Author: Stephanie  Hands |  Coauthor(s):  Malcolm Hudson

    Summary Statement: A review of current practice in incorporating climate change mitigation and adaptation into environmental impact assessment within transport projects in England through a criteria-based review.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Climate mitigation in infrastructure projects


    Abstract ID# 276

    Presenting Author: Cecilia  Kjellander |  Coauthor(s):  Malin Kotake

    Summary Statement: The presentation will introduce procurement requirements on reduced greenhouse gas emissions as well as climate mitigation in EA processes within the Swedish Transport Administration.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Climate Risk Informed Decision Analysis


    Abstract ID# 351

    Presenting Author: Ad  Jeuken |  Coauthor(s):  Guillermo Mendoza ,   John   Matthews

    Summary Statement: Planning for future uncertainty requires a shift in integrated assessment from best performing to most robust or flexible plan alternatives. The CRIDA approach guides planners how to do this.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Climate Scenarios and CEA


    Abstract ID# 315

    Presenting Author: Scott  Slocombe |  Coauthor(s):  Saba Qazi

    Summary Statement: We construct 4 alternative scenarios for the future of development and livelihood sources in southwest Yukon in light of climate change, with recommendations for improving regional and strategic CEA.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Climate smarter projects due to IA


    Abstract ID# 699

    Presenting Author: Rob  Verheem

    Summary Statement: Does the use of climate change considerations in Impact Assessment result climate smarter projects or plans? The findings of a worldwide inventory will be presented to answer this question.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Co-application of Indigenous Knowledge in EIA


    Abstract ID# 297

    Presenting Author: Carolyn  Dunn |  Coauthor(s):  Meagan Graham

    Summary Statement: Examines co-application of Indigenous knowledge in effects assessment, identifying baseline conditions and mitigation, and significance determinations. IK is useful for more than land use assessments

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Collaborative assessment of Great Lakes fisheries?


    Abstract ID# 538

    Presenting Author: Gordon  Hickey |  Coauthor(s):  Owen Temby ,   Andrew   Song

    Summary Statement: Analyzes the relationships between power and authority in the various organizations responsible for Great Lakes fisheries assessments and consider the implications for collaborative governance.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Commentary: Effectiveness of SE management plans.


    Abstract ID# 182

    Presenting Author: Keith  Storey

    Summary Statement: This paper is a commentary on the role of socio-economic and other management plans in optimizing the socio-economic effects of large projects.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Community Narratives and the EIA process


    Abstract ID# 23

    Presenting Author: Ashton  Sinamai

    Summary Statement: Narratives of place contain information that can be used to identify sacred places within landscapes. Understanding these narratives can enrich heritage impact assessment processes and lessen conflict

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Community-led human rights impact assessment in Me


    Abstract ID# 9

    Presenting Author: Benjamin  Cokelet

    Summary Statement: PODER and allies accompanied local communities to conduct Mexico's first community-led HRIA on a Canadian mining project. It adapted the Getting It Right tool to include training and advocacy phases.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Company-Community TK Partnerships in the Arctic


    Abstract ID# 471

    Presenting Author: Jason  Prno |  Coauthor(s):  Matthew Pickard ,   John   Kaiyogana

    Summary Statement: This presentation will describe two traditional knowledge partnerships Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. is participating in with local organizations in Nunavut, Canada to help advance a proposed gold mine.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Comparative analysis of vulnerabilities of coastal


    Abstract ID# 92

    Presenting Author: Meshach  Ojile |  Coauthor(s):  Cheikh Koulibaly ,   Chidi   Ibe

    Summary Statement: Study reports on comparative analysis of differential vulnerabilities and adaptation strategies of coastal communities & populations in Nigeria and Senegal requiring concerted actions at all levels .

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Compliance During Hydro Operations


    Abstract ID# 670

    Presenting Author: Miles  Scott-Brown

    Summary Statement: How to ensure the continuation of environmental and social commitments of the Reventazon Hydro Project during the transition from construction to operations.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Conflicting use of natural resources in Alcantara


    Abstract ID# 345

    Presenting Author: Carlos Eduardo  Caldarelli

    Summary Statement: The paper summarizes an environmental conflict between the builders’ of a rocket and satellite launching center, in Alcantara, Brazil and fishing villagers descendant of Brazilian black slaves.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Conflicts and social impacts: EIA of renewable ene


    Abstract ID# 106

    Presenting Author: Sanne  Vammen Larsen |  Coauthor(s):  Helle Nielsen ,   Anne   Merrild Hansen

    Summary Statement: The transition to renewable energy is often challenged by conflicts over specific projects. This paper presents results of a research project, analyzing these conflicts and the of role social impacts.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Confronting Climate Uncertainty in Water Investmen


    Abstract ID# 558

    Presenting Author: Guillermo  Mendoza |  Coauthor(s):  Casey Brown ,   Diego   Rodriguez ,   Luis Garcia

    Summary Statement: This talk demonstrates the World Bank decision tree for confronting uncertainty in water resources investments aiming at cost-effectiveness, sustainability, distributional equity and resilience.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Connecting the dots between IA, CC and SDGs


    Abstract ID# 384

    Presenting Author: Yunae  Yi

    Summary Statement: A2R--Anticipate, Absorb and Reshape--is a UN climate resilience initiative, which intends to build climate resilience in SDGs. Can impact assessment be a main vehicle in promoting A2R?

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Consent and SLO in Indigenous Communities


    Abstract ID# 660

    Presenting Author: Santiago  Olmos

    Summary Statement: Development of the concept of SLO, in the context of FPIC, is discussed. A case study from the oil and gas sector illustrates key issues of SLO in Indigenous communities.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Conservation and net gain for copper flora in DRC


    Abstract ID# 621

    Presenting Author: Terry  Enk |  Coauthor(s):  Robert Langstroth

    Summary Statement: This case study illustrates conservation of critical habitat at a copper mine in DRC and suggests a new paradigm for demonstrating PS6 alignment and no net loss.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Considering Wildlife in CEA


    Abstract ID# 625

    Presenting Author: Shailyn  Drukis |  Coauthor(s):  Scott Slocombe

    Summary Statement: Wildlife is a key part of best practice CEAs. Our Yukon case-study calls for institutional guidance, CEA guides and tools, monitoring and filling data gaps, and improved collaboration.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Contestation in China


    Abstract ID# 257

    Presenting Author: Bert  Enserink |  Coauthor(s):  Dimosthenis Michalakeas ,   Wenqi   Dang

    Summary Statement: Poor implementation of public participation provisions in environmental impact assessment in China gives rise to public contestation. Outbreaks of public protests may result in cancellation of project

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Contested knowledge and uncertainty in IA


    Abstract ID# 107

    Presenting Author: Sanne  Vammen Larsen

    Summary Statement: The role of uncertainty is explored in the case of a conflictual SEA of radioactive waste. This is based on a survey of citizens and theory about uncertainty and knowledge.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Contribution to CBD’s Aichi target through JICA


    Abstract ID# 197

    Presenting Author: Shingo  Takeda |  Coauthor(s):  Yoshiko Ohi ,   Naoko   Nagatomi ,   Noriaki Murase

    Summary Statement: This investigation aims to qualitatively reveal the mode of ecosystem conservation and the way of the contribution through JICA’s Environmental and Social Considerations to the AICHI targets in the co

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Corporate SEA Decisions: Lessons for SEA Guidance


    Abstract ID# 16

    Presenting Author: Steve  Bonnell

    Summary Statement: Presents the results of a study of corporate decision-making around the voluntarily adoption and use of SEA in the Canadian electricity sector, and discusses its implications for future SEA guidelines

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Cost and GHG impacts of new oil sands technologies


    Abstract ID# 311

    Presenting Author: Experience  Nduagu |  Coauthor(s):  Alpha Sow ,   Evar   Umeozor ,   Dinara Millington

    Summary Statement: This study shows how cost and greenhouse gas emissions challenges of the oil sands can be addressed through innovation by deploying emerging technologies that can be deployed between 5-7 years.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Costs & benefits of community resilience programs


    Abstract ID# 579

    Presenting Author: Gil   Yaron |  Coauthor(s):  Dave Wilson

    Summary Statement: We use case studies from the DFID BRACED programme Myanmar project to better understand the types and scale of economic returns from resilience building interventions.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Cree Knowledge and Cisco in the Rupert River


    Abstract ID# 295

    Presenting Author: Carine  Durocher |  Coauthor(s):  René Dion

    Summary Statement: This paper presents how the participation of a Cree community and the inclusion of their knowledge in a follow-up on an anadromous fish produced a unique corpus of information.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • CRFs for Korean HIA on Climate Change Impact


    Abstract ID# 364

    Presenting Author: Jongsik  Ha

    Summary Statement: This presentation introduces the methodology of HIA in South Korea, and suggests CRFs for AP-HRA a part of Korean HIA on climate change impact.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • CSBI Experience in Net Gain - No Net Loss


    Abstract ID# 159

    Presenting Author: Scott  Miller

    Summary Statement: CSBI Extractive Industry Experiences in Net Gain and No Net Loss Impacts highlighting tools and approaches.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • cumulative effects - UK practice for offshore wind


    Abstract ID# 133

    Presenting Author: Bridget  Durning

    Summary Statement: Cumulative effects assessment is a complex process particularly when assessing the impact of major infrastructure on a dynamic marine environment. This paper presents findings of UK practice.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Cumulative Effects and Indigenous Knowledge


    Abstract ID# 510

    Presenting Author: Timothy  Clark

    Summary Statement: This paper will present methodologies and methods to integrate Indigenous perspectives on cumulative effects with the prevailing project-centric assessment frameworks.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Cumulative effects assessment is not so SIMPle!


    Abstract ID# 381

    Presenting Author: Katherine  Witt |  Coauthor(s):  Will Rifkin ,   Lara   Mottee ,   Jo-Anne Everingham

    Summary Statement: Cumulative effects pose a challenge for SIA practice. To what extent do predictions made in a pre-project SIA match an academic analysis of cumulative, post-project outcomes?

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Decision making support for hydropower planning


    Abstract ID# 609

    Presenting Author: Juliana  Delgado

    Summary Statement: Overview of the application of SIMA to assess cumulative impacts at the system-scale in the Magdalena River Basin.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Dependence at a distance: EIA and the new SICs


    Abstract ID# 178

    Presenting Author: Keith  Storey

    Summary Statement: The paper explores the implications of commute work arrangements in the resource sector which has led to the creation of new single industry communities at a distance from the resource.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Desalination within the water-energy-climate nexus


    Abstract ID# 82

    Presenting Author: Annick  Walsdorff |  Coauthor(s):  Gregory Schreiner ,   Thomas   Roos ,   Claire Davis ,   Elsona van Huyssteen & Rolfe Eberhard

    Summary Statement: While desalination is touted as a means of reducing water scarcity within South Africa’s coal dominated energy mix, it is energy intensive and indirectly accounts for significant GHG emissions.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Developing Smart Transportation Policies: Role of


    Abstract ID# 340

    Presenting Author: Faiza  Waheed |  Coauthor(s):  Glenn Ferguson ,   Donald   Cole ,   Ronald Macfarlane

    Summary Statement: This project is a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of the potential positive and negative impacts of a transportation policy: the implementation High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes on highways in Toronto.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Development of enforceable conditions in Canada


    Abstract ID# 457

    Presenting Author: Laurence  Provençal-Vincent |  Coauthor(s):  Sarah Devin

    Summary Statement: This presentation will discuss Canada’s evolving approach, challenges and lessons learned in developing enforceable conditions under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 2012.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Digital IA reporting: results of a pilot study


    Abstract ID# 171

    Presenting Author: Paul  Eijssen

    Summary Statement: IA reporting is still very much about old school text and paper formats. This event highlights the results of a pilot project and discuss opportunities and challenges for digital and interactive IA.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Discontent with Public Participation in ESIA/IBAs


    Abstract ID# 531

    Presenting Author: Julie  Reid-Forget |  Coauthor(s):  Jacques Grondin

    Summary Statement: This presentation discusses conflicts generated from IBAs and ESIAs, and approaches such as co-constructing mitigation and benefit-sharing measures to improve the social integration of projects.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Discursive Framing & Community Mobilization


    Abstract ID# 119

    Presenting Author: John  Devlin |  Coauthor(s):  Rebecca McEvoy

    Summary Statement: The paper discusses social movement messaging and illustrates why the requirement for an EA contributed to the unexpected withdrawal of an application for an open-pit limestone quarry in Ontario.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Discussion on Good Practice in Resettlement


    Abstract ID# 514

    Presenting Author: Eddie  Smyth |  Coauthor(s):  Frank Vanclay

    Summary Statement: This session will discuss some of the latest guidance on resettlement good practice, outcomes from the recent IAIA Resettlement & Livelihoods Symposium in Asia and developing international standards.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Disruptive technologies


    Abstract ID# 482

    Presenting Author: Terje  Kronen

    Summary Statement: Development of disruptive technologies will be crucial for the demand risk of the oil and gas industry.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Do we know how to move from principles into practi


    Abstract ID# 706

    Presenting Author: Ana Cristina  Barros

    Summary Statement: Principles for sustainable infrastructure are converging. Like IAIA, a group of 37 NGOs active in the Amazon has a vision, with early action as a critical component. My talk focuses on turning principles into practice.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Don't Confuse me with the Facts Ind. Rep on Panel


    Abstract ID# 240

    Presenting Author: Jeffrey  Green

    Summary Statement: The rapid pace and nature of social media is undermining the evidentiary basis of IA and is affecting the conclusions and decisions made in IA as a consequence.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • EA for Indian Fisheries Harvest


    Abstract ID# 90

    Presenting Author: Pamela  Gunther

    Summary Statement: Presentation describes effects of 2016-2017 salmon harvest on fish, wildlife, recreation, socioeconomics, water quality and other resources through results of an environmental assessment.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • EA of Road Impacts on Wildlife in Mesoamerica


    Abstract ID# 353

    Presenting Author: Tom  Langen |  Coauthor(s):  Coral Jazvel Pacheco Figueroa ,   Ruth del Carmen   Luna Ruíz ,   Juan de Dios Valdez Leal ,   Joel Saenz

    Summary Statement: This talk will present arising issues and new data on evaluating the impacts of roads on wildlife in environmentally-sensitive areas of Mexico and Costa Rica.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • EA processes as a tool to integrate CC in decision


    Abstract ID# 686

    Presenting Author: Mesmin  Tchindjand

    Summary Statement: There has been many progress in Francophone African Countries over the last year regarding the fight against climate change and climate change adaptation.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • EA reform and regional cumulative effects


    Abstract ID# 233

    Presenting Author: Jill  Blakley

    Summary Statement: I will comment on how regional and strategic forms of assessment, including cumulative effects assessment, are being addressed in the current federal review of EA legislation

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Eabametoong First Nations Experiences with EA


    Abstract ID# 434

    Presenting Author: Peter  Siebenmorgen |  Coauthor(s):  Andy Yesno

    Summary Statement: This presentation will explore the experiences of Eabametoong First Nations as they navigate industrial development in their traditional territory.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • EAO's Compliance and Enforcement Initiatives


    Abstract ID# 416

    Presenting Author: Kate  Haines |  Coauthor(s):  Autumn Cousins ,   Celesa   Horvath ,   Deborah Lacroix

    Summary Statement: This paper describes the evolution of the BC Environmental Assessment Office’s compliance and enforcement programs, highlighting successes and challenges and describing approaches that may be of value

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • EbA and Hydropower generation


    Abstract ID# 537

    Presenting Author: Katia  Garcia

    Summary Statement: The methodological steps and a set of EbA actions are proposed in the context of hydropower generation in vulnerable areas.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • ECE: Sound Foundation for Sustainable Development


    Abstract ID# 46

    Presenting Author: Gunnar  Baldwin, Jr.

    Summary Statement: Strengthened environmental compliance and enforcement at the national and local level can be leveraged to achieve competitive advantages as well as enhanced political and private sector commitment to

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • EcIA in western Canada: case studies and lessons


    Abstract ID# 136

    Presenting Author: Chris  Joseph |  Coauthor(s):  Thomas I. Gunton ,   Duncan   Knowler

    Summary Statement: EcIA is critical to sound decision-making, but it gets little attention and scrutiny. Review of EcIA in western Canada, including several high profile case studies, and lessons learned.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Ecological gains through EIA in Parks Canada


    Abstract ID# 258

    Presenting Author: Eric  Tremblay

    Summary Statement: This case study shows how EIA process can offer environmental gains beyond the duration of the project itself and contribute to long term conservation of wildlife and species at risk.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Ecological mitigation for drainage in Hong Kong


    Abstract ID# 400

    Presenting Author: Wellem  Cheng |  Coauthor(s):  Clara U ,   Tony   Cheung

    Summary Statement: Climate change poses higher flooding risks to Hong Kong. Various successful ecological mitigation measures for drainage improvement projects in Hong Kong are reviewed and evaluated.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Economic Impact Assessment Rosignano LNG Terminal


    Abstract ID# 206

    Presenting Author: Alessandro  Casartelli |  Coauthor(s):  Marco Rametta ,   Elisabetta   Valotti ,   Sergio Vergalli

    Summary Statement: An analysis of socio-economic impacts of an LNG terminal project in a coastal area characterized by opposed stakeholders interests between tourism and industrial activities.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Ecosystem Studies at an Early Hydroelectric Site


    Abstract ID# 342

    Presenting Author: Randall  Krichbaum

    Summary Statement: The results of vegetation studies conducted at a 100-year-old hydroelectric facility are presented, giving insight into the long-term relationship between reservoirs and their surrounding habitats.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Ecosystems, Infrastructure, Climate


    Abstract ID# 499

    Presenting Author: John  Matthews |  Coauthor(s):  LeRoy Poff ,   Ted   Grantham

    Summary Statement: Climate change provides a new opening for negotiating tradeoffs between water infrastructure and freshwater ecosystems. How do we take advantage of this opportunity?

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Eel River Dam Removal Project


    Abstract ID# 435

    Presenting Author: Chris  Blair |  Coauthor(s):  Darek Moreau ,   Jennifer   Yamazaki

    Summary Statement: An EIA addressing project-related impacts of an estuarine dam that caused biological effects on resources important to an adjacent indigenous community

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Effectiveness of ESM in the hydrocarbon sector


    Abstract ID# 679

    Presenting Author: Ana Luisa  Lima |  Coauthor(s):  Ernesto Sanchez-Triana

    Summary Statement: The paper reviews the regulatory framework for environmental management of hydrocarbon sector in Latin American countries, and suggests alternative environmental policies for the sector.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • EIA and Climate Change in Coal Mining Tanzania


    Abstract ID# 51

    Presenting Author: Agnes  Mwakaje

    Summary Statement: This study presents results of integrated EIA and climate change in coal mining Tanzania. Findings show that development projects are good for the economy but also contribute to climate change.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • EIA and SLO – a symbiotic relationship?


    Abstract ID# 355

    Presenting Author: Claire  Gronow

    Summary Statement: Understanding the interplays between the processes for obtaining environmental and social licences to operate for major development proposals may increase the beneficial outcomes for both types of lic

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • EIA in Québec : towards better CC considerations


    Abstract ID# 472

    Presenting Author: Melissa  Gagnon

    Summary Statement: The modernization of the Environmental Quality Act and its regulations, as well as the adaptation process of the environmental authorization regime will be presented.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • EIA method for wind farm in Japan


    Abstract ID# 425

    Presenting Author: TATSUYA  Abe |  Coauthor(s):  TETSUYA Nagashima ,   KISHIKO   Yokoyama ,   YOSHIAKI Aida

    Summary Statement: MOEJ has included wind farm project in EIA law since 2012 and considered EIA method for offshore wind farm according to environmental situation in Japan.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Embedding Climate Change in Impact Assessment


    Abstract ID# 530

    Presenting Author: Braulio   Pikman |  Coauthor(s):  Wairimu Mwangi ,   Peter   Rawlings

    Summary Statement: Authors describe what ERM has been doing while preparing Environmental Impact Statements in Infrastructure projects with significant GHG emissions based on the White House CEQ final Guidance on GHG.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Empowering indigenous community voices within IA


    Abstract ID# 238

    Presenting Author: Tumanako  Faaui |  Coauthor(s):  Kepa Morgan

    Summary Statement: This paper presents how the Mauri Model in conjunction with an indigenous based methodology empowered a Māori community in New Zealand within the recovery process, following the 2011 Rena disaster.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Empowering Indigenous Worldview in Decision Making


    Abstract ID# 374

    Presenting Author: Te Kipa Kepa  Morgan

    Summary Statement: Worldview sensitivity analysis simultaneously reveals drivers of actions exacerbating climate change and Indigenous opposition. The Mauri Model DMF could improve IA best practice by empowering IK.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Energy and land-use planning: the Greater Montreal


    Abstract ID# 467

    Presenting Author: ShazmaneMandjee  Mandjee |  Coauthor(s):  De Robert Arthur ,   Waaub   Jean-Philippe

    Summary Statement: This research project aims at creating an environmental and energy planning tool for the Greater Montreal area through a multi-model approach.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Energy Sector Development in Africa


    Abstract ID# 157

    Presenting Author: Mathieu  Cyr

    Summary Statement: The completion of SESA in Cameroon and South Sudan in order to provide decision makers and other partners with information on issues related to the energy sector development.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Engaging groups at risk in human rights impact ass


    Abstract ID# 442

    Presenting Author: Tulika  Bansal

    Summary Statement: Sharing experiences of meaningful participation of groups at risk in the context of Human Rights Impact Assessments in Myanmar

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Ensuring Compliance – Tools for EA Practicioners


    Abstract ID# 68

    Presenting Author: Phil  Shantz

    Summary Statement: Ensuring compliance is in a proponent’s and EA consultant’s interest. This session will draw on the experience of a Canadian practitioner in ensuring environmental assessments are compliant.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Erosion and climate change challenges: Anambra S


    Abstract ID# 17

    Presenting Author: Chizoba  Chinweze

    Summary Statement: Soil erosion in the study area arising from increases in precipitation levels and heavy runoffs due to climatic variability has led to ecological disasters with its attendant human vulnerability

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • ESIA - An Effective Tool in the Shift Towards CSA?


    Abstract ID# 325

    Presenting Author: Jeannette  Tramhel

    Summary Statement: Can ESIA be used to encourage a shift towards Climate Smart Agriculture, especially in large-scale land-based investments? Which international and domestic legal instruments are most effective?

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • ESIA Compliance and Follow-up in Cameroon


    Abstract ID# 486

    Presenting Author: Juliet  TAZA-ASABA |  Coauthor(s):  Durrel Halleson

    Summary Statement: Findings on the level of ESIA Follow-up in Cameroon Extractives Industries based on field visits; work sessions with stakeholders and review of different ESIA Follow-up Reports are examined herein.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • ESIA of the Ile-à-Vache Airport project, in Haiti


    Abstract ID# 620

    Presenting Author: Karim  SAMOURA |  Coauthor(s):  Anie Bras Joseph ,   Jean Lucien   LIGONDE

    Summary Statement: This paper discusses how to address the risks of climate change in the impact study of and Airport on an island in Haiti.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Ethical Challenges of the IA Industrial Complex


    Abstract ID# 305

    Presenting Author: Giorgio  Curti

    Summary Statement: This paper discusses the inherent ethical dilemmas involved with being an IA practitioner within the problematic relations and conditions that compose the IA industrial complex.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Evaluating How Climate Change Affects Proposals


    Abstract ID# 64

    Presenting Author: Jessica  Wentz

    Summary Statement: This presentation will explain why consideration of climate change impacts falls within the purview of EIA mandates, and describe protocols for conducting a climate change impact analysis.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Ex-Ante Resettlement Impacts of Large Dam Projects


    Abstract ID# 595

    Presenting Author: Julian  Kirchherr |  Coauthor(s):  Matthew Walton

    Summary Statement: • First comprehensive analysis of dams' ex-ante resettlement impacts • Significant negative cultural, social and economic impacts found • These impacts need to be accounted for in SIAs

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Ex-Post Evaluation on ODA Projects for Waste


    Abstract ID# 163

    Presenting Author: Hi Sun  Lee |  Coauthor(s):  Kongjang Cho ,   Kyung-Hee   Shin ,   Aram Seo ,   Jeongmin Lee

    Summary Statement: Two projects for hazardous waste in Egypt and Municipal Solid Waste(MSW) in Mongolia were ex-post evaluated by OECD DAC criteria which is useful tool for ex-post evaluation.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Examining SEA in Swedish Municipal Energy Planning


    Abstract ID# 489

    Presenting Author: Vincent  Wretling |  Coauthor(s):  Gustaf Byström ,   Berit   Balfors ,   Ulrika Gunnarsson Östling

    Summary Statement: The research examines the application and effectiveness of EA in the context of municipal energy planning in Sweden, in order to propose measures for a more strategic and holistic approach.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Exploring Livelihood Effects in a Canadian Context


    Abstract ID# 477

    Presenting Author: Meaghan  Hoyle |  Coauthor(s):  Susan Dowse ,   Katherine   Card

    Summary Statement: This paper discusses livelihood effects in Canadian project-specific socio-economic assessments. Livelihoods is a meta-theme that requires consideration of cross-value linkages and community context.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Facts in conflict - and the lessons of joint fact


    Abstract ID# 373

    Presenting Author: Lasse  Peltonen

    Summary Statement: IA practitioners can draw meaningful lessons from the treatment of knowledge production in collaborative/ conflict resolution processes - such as the practice of joint fact finding.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Finding Reason in Hydrocarbon Cumulative Effects


    Abstract ID# 193

    Presenting Author: George  Hegmann

    Summary Statement: The technical challenges, reasonableness and procedural fairness is examined of including induced upstream and downstream greenhouse gas emissions in hydrocarbon project cumulative effects assessment.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Fines applied in Chile in the New Environmental Fr


    Abstract ID# 633

    Presenting Author: Kay  Bergamini |  Coauthor(s):  Cristian Pérez ,   Gino   Araya

    Summary Statement: Knowledge of real scenarios of enforcement and compliance is importance for practitioners working. This presentation provides tools for a better understanding of the fines a applied in Chile.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Focusing on Receptors


    Abstract ID# 294

    Presenting Author: Celesa  Horvath |  Coauthor(s):  Nathan Braun

    Summary Statement: This paper examines the benefits of and challenges related to differentiating between pathway Intermediate Components and receptor Valued Components as a means of focusing EA.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Following-up Cree Health Determinants in James Bay


    Abstract ID# 291

    Presenting Author: Carine  Durocher

    Summary Statement: This presentation gives an overview of a Health Determinant environmental follow-up done in collaboration with a Cree health agency.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Forecasting Techniques for Cumulative Effects Asse


    Abstract ID# 241

    Presenting Author: Chris  Sunderland

    Summary Statement: This presentation explores how effective cumulative forecasting can inform decision-makers, planners and stakeholders about potential effects from multiple projects without affecting approvals.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Fostering collaboration: UK perspective


    Abstract ID# 146

    Presenting Author: Bridget  Durning |  Coauthor(s):  Martin Broderick

    Summary Statement: Collaboration within the EIA process in England occurs early in the decision making process for projects of national significance due to the inquisitorial nature of the decision making framework.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Fully interactive tool for stakeholder engagement


    Abstract ID# 412

    Presenting Author: Simon  Randall |  Coauthor(s):  Heike Hackemesser

    Summary Statement: Arcadis and a partner developed a web-based interactive tool that enables SuedLink project to have direct input from their stakeholders in the scoping phase of the project.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Futuring in the Canadian Mining Sector


    Abstract ID# 424

    Presenting Author: Cole  Atlin

    Summary Statement: This paper considers the on-going need to include legacies, scenarios, cumulative effects and alternatives in the environmental assessment processes of the Canadian mining, illuminated by two cases.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Gains so far and expectations for the future


    Abstract ID# 97

    Presenting Author: Jona  Bjarnadottir

    Summary Statement: Organized reasoning is a promising methodology that has already proven its capacity to facilitate better reasoning in communicating with stakeholders in the EIA process.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Gender and SIA: theoretical challenges


    Abstract ID# 132

    Presenting Author: Kwadwo   Adusei-Asante |  Coauthor(s):  Peter Hancock

    Summary Statement: This paper focuses on gender and SIA practice

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Gender Mexico's impact assessment


    Abstract ID# 331

    Presenting Author: Angeles  Mendoza Sammet

    Summary Statement: An analysis of how gender and vulnerable groups issues are considered in legislation and EIA practice in Mexico.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • GHG of road transport in a Brazilian municipality


    Abstract ID# 518

    Presenting Author: Miguel  Coutinho |  Coauthor(s):  João Ginja ,   Eduardo   Germani ,   Múcio Cunha ,   Carlos Borregp

    Summary Statement: An important tool to include GHG emissions in decision making of urban transport systems in Brasil is presented.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • GIS based impact calculation tool


    Abstract ID# 223

    Presenting Author: Massimo  Dragan |  Coauthor(s):  Michele Fernetti ,   Sibel   Gulen ,   Livia Manzone ,   Roberto Mezzalama

    Summary Statement: An automated GIS based system was developed for the calculation and representation of the environmental and social impacts of the TANAP pipeline.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Global megatrends and their implications for EA


    Abstract ID# 254

    Presenting Author: nicholas  king |  Coauthor(s):  francois retief ,   alan   bond

    Summary Statement: Analysis of global megatrends highlights the need for continued evolution of EA practice, moving away from predictable single outcomes towards multiple scenarios capable of responding to rapid change.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Good practices & enduring challenges of company-su


    Abstract ID# 336

    Presenting Author: Susan  Joyce |  Coauthor(s):  Llyod Lipsett

    Summary Statement: Practitioner’s perspective on the emerging good practices and enduring challenges of company-supported HRIAs from around the world.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Grappling with uncertainty in collaboration


    Abstract ID# 367

    Presenting Author: Ronlyn  Duncan

    Summary Statement: This paper examines how collaboration is changing conceptions of uncertainty and how uncertainty is influencing how collaboration is conducted.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Green Inter-Andean Linear Gas-Infrastructure, PERU


    Abstract ID# 465

    Presenting Author: FRANCISCO  DALLMEIER |  Coauthor(s):  Bruno Vildoso ,   Reynaldo   Linares-Palomino ,   Pablo Taborga ,   Karim Ledesma & Alfonso Alonso

    Summary Statement: Lessons learned for the design, construction and operation of an inter-Andean gas pipeline to minimize impacts and to contribute to management and biodiversity and ecosystem services conservation.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Green Roads: Case Studies from South Asia


    Abstract ID# 613

    Presenting Author: Leanne  Farrell |  Coauthor(s):  Neha Vyas

    Summary Statement: Showcase of challenges and good practices from South Asia for integrating biodiversity considerations and other SGI innovations into road development projects in sensitive ecosystems.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Grievance Mechanisms for Resettlement


    Abstract ID# 639

    Presenting Author: Santiago  Olmos

    Summary Statement: Key features and advantages of effective grievance mechanisms are discussed, with specific reference to land acquisition and resettlement.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Growing pains for Indian renewable energy


    Abstract ID# 98

    Presenting Author: Simon  Randall |  Coauthor(s):  Sumit Barat

    Summary Statement: Based on recent Indian experience, this presentation will focus on the key environmental and social challenges to sustainable growth of wind and solar energy capacity, and suggest some solutions.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Habitat mapping, methodology and mitigation.


    Abstract ID# 143

    Presenting Author: Nicola   Faulks

    Summary Statement: Habitat mapping can be a useful tool for informing Ecological impact assessments. Setting survey aims to suit the intended end use of the data is therefore very important.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Heading down the Rabbit Hole


    Abstract ID# 420

    Presenting Author: Kevin  Hanna

    Summary Statement: Are we moving away from the manageable scientific and evidentiary basis of good EA practice? Adding imprecise information requirements to the EA process can only make processes more cumbersome.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Health & Gender Impacts of A Night Time Economy


    Abstract ID# 30

    Presenting Author: Liz  Green

    Summary Statement: This paper provides an overview of the first ever HIA of a Night Time Economy Framework and the impacts on health, wellbeing and gender. It details the process, the findings and benefits.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Health Concerns Became The Driver of Wind Approval


    Abstract ID# 505

    Presenting Author: Christopher  Ollson

    Summary Statement: The movement towards wind turbines as green sustainable energy has its challenges. Without strong community support, concerns surrounding potential health impacts has led to the demise of many project

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Health Impact Assessment and Climate Change in EA


    Abstract ID# 347

    Presenting Author: Lindsay  McCallum

    Summary Statement: Health is a key consideration in evaluating climate change impacts. This paper summarizes methods for integrating Health Impact Assessment and climate change into Environmental Assessment proces

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Health Impacts of a Tailings Dam Failure


    Abstract ID# 387

    Presenting Author: Janis  Shandro |  Coauthor(s):  Mirko Winkler ,   Laura   Jokinen ,   Alison Stockwell

    Summary Statement: This paper reports on a health impact assessment of a tailings dam failure in British Columbia, Canada. This incident represented a major mining disaster in Canada.

    Acceptance Status: approved




    Abstract ID# 130

    Presenting Author: ALKESH  SHAH

    Summary Statement: Humans consuming the affected fish are affected by damage to liver, kidney, heart, joints. The liver and kidneys produce metallothioneins causing toxicity which is hazardous to human life.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • HIA In Transportation: A Systematic Scoping Review


    Abstract ID# 622

    Presenting Author: Faiza  Waheed |  Coauthor(s):  Donald Cole ,   James   MacLellan ,   Christopher Ollson ,   Glenn Ferguson

    Summary Statement: This project is an international systematic scoping review of Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) conducted on transportation projects, plans and policies.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • HIA process in Canada: Success or failure?


    Abstract ID# 657

    Presenting Author: Peter  Barss

    Summary Statement: HIAs and associated HRAs should ensure early triage and elimination in the EIA process of resource projects with unacceptable health risks.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • HIA: Creating a healthy community green space


    Abstract ID# 41

    Presenting Author: Liz  Green

    Summary Statement: This paper discusses how HIA was utilised to support the creation of a 'green space' in a deprived urban area in Wales. It outlines the process, participation and how it influenced the final outcome.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • How Canada integrates CC in environment


    Abstract ID# 690

    Presenting Author: Anne-Marie  Gaudet

    Summary Statement: Integrating climate change into environmental assessments conducted under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and discussion of mitigation and adaptation approaches applied in Canada.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • How structural issues prevent engaging VPs


    Abstract ID# 310

    Presenting Author: gary  macdonald

    Summary Statement: Gaps as long as long or even longer than 10 years between project inception and execution hinder engagement. How can we compensate?

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • How to develop a climate smart mineral sector poli


    Abstract ID# 701

    Presenting Author: Kirsten  Hund |  Coauthor(s):  Daniele La Porta

    Summary Statement: The World Bank will present its work evaluating what climate change means for the mining sector and how to advise Governments in developing ‘climate smart’ mineral sector policies.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • How to improve EIA system in developing countries


    Abstract ID# 112

    Presenting Author: Tetsuya  Kamijo

    Summary Statement: The study proposes to focus on the quality of an EIS in order to solve constraints to EIA practices, because EIS is the product of an EIA process.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • How to operationalise SDG 5 in Impact Assessment


    Abstract ID# 209

    Presenting Author: Lena   Levin |  Coauthor(s):  Charlotta Faith-Ell

    Summary Statement: The aim of this paper is to present a method on gender mainstreaming in transport planning based on the SDG gender objectives in Agenda 2030.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • How to tackle Green Dilemmas? - Japanese Context


    Abstract ID# 419

    Presenting Author: Shigeo  Nishikizawa

    Summary Statement: The current situation of environmental conflicts in Japan and several efforts to tackle the problem will be disscussed

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Human Rights Impact Assessment in the Extractives


    Abstract ID# 417

    Presenting Author: Nora  Götzmann

    Summary Statement: Human rights impact assessment trends in the extractive industries are examined and the potential of HRIA as a tool for improving the environmental and social performance of the sector considered.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Hydro-Québec real estate for ecological offsettin


    Abstract ID# 446

    Presenting Author: Annie, Isabelle, Benoit  Prince, St-Onge, Gagnon |  Coauthor(s):  Isabelle St-Onge ,   Benoit   Gagnon

    Summary Statement: Hydro-Québec faces increasing offsetting demands regarding natural’s habitats. A method was developed to assess the conservation value of properties owned by HQ for ecological offsetting

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Hydroelectric Swell and Protected Areas in Amazon


    Abstract ID# 212

    Presenting Author: Marco Aurelio  Santos |  Coauthor(s):  Orleno Marques

    Summary Statement: This paper analyzes how the dams in the Brazilian Amazon are influenced and influence are located in protected areas. The future hydro expansion and impacts associated with these special are analysed.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Hydropower Investment Decisions and Climate Change


    Abstract ID# 272

    Presenting Author: George  Porter

    Summary Statement: Decisions on hydropower facility investments are multi-faceted and further complicated by the fact that peak flows, power production values, and river temperatures are subject to climate change.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • IA and Infra Redevelopment: Concepts and Dilemmas


    Abstract ID# 484

    Presenting Author: Jos  Arts |  Coauthor(s):  Martins Dias Luis ,   Eijssen   Paul ,   Hijdra Arjan

    Summary Statement: This paper aims to discuss recent practices of Infra re-development in The Netherlands, what role IA might play and what dilemmas have to be dealt with.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • IA and the development of green spaces for health


    Abstract ID# 188

    Presenting Author: Thomas  Fischer |  Coauthor(s):  Julia Nowacki ,   Urmila   Jha-Thakur ,   Peter Fawcett

    Summary Statement: This paper reports on a WHO project on examining the role of impact assessments (SEA, EIA and HIA) on the development of green spaces for public health reasons.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • IA as social license tool: front line stories


    Abstract ID# 333

    Presenting Author: Ross  Mitchell

    Summary Statement: Images shown derive from personal experience as a EIA practitioner, supplemented by other cases from various locations, to highlight real examples where IA, social conflict and SLO have intersected.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • IA Failure at Indigenous Participation and Consent


    Abstract ID# 629

    Presenting Author: Towagh  Behr

    Summary Statement: A review of the routine failure of Canadian EAs to establish the free, prior and informed consent of Indigenous people and discussion of innovative ways to improve Indigenous engagement.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • IA for engaging resource extraction in SDGs


    Abstract ID# 590

    Presenting Author: Mirko  Winkler

    Summary Statement: The HIA4SD project aims at exploring how to make full use of impact assessments as a regulatory mechanism to support producer regions in sub-Saharan Africa to work towards the SDGs.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • IA in Chile: making the energy matrix renewable


    Abstract ID# 651

    Presenting Author: Sara  Grez |  Coauthor(s):  Pablo Baranao

    Summary Statement: Impact assessment has played a crucial role in changing the energy matrix in Chile, in a decade lapse, mainly through a shorter and a lower risk environmental permitting process.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • IA methodologies and Indigenous peoples engagement


    Abstract ID# 524

    Presenting Author: CASSIO  SOUSA |  Coauthor(s):  Philippe Hanna

    Summary Statement: This presentation will discuss current challenges and opportunities related to methodological strategies to ensure the engagement of Indigenous communities in Impact Assessment

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • IAEA Guidelines on SEA


    Abstract ID# 187

    Presenting Author: Thomas   Fischer |  Coauthor(s):  Manuel Welsch

    Summary Statement: The International Atomic Energy Agency has engaged in a process of drafting guidelines for nuclear programme SEA. The paper introduces the most-up-to-date draft

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • IFI Accountability Mechanisms


    Abstract ID# 671

    Presenting Author: Gina  Barbieri

    Summary Statement: This session will focus on lessons learned in the course of investigations carried out by the Independent Accountability Mechanisms on investment projects related to climate finance.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • IFI and national requirements: Bridging the gap.


    Abstract ID# 144

    Presenting Author: Fabien  Quétier

    Summary Statement: Lessons and perspectives from Biotope’s experience and the COMBO project on bridging the gap between biodiversity requirements of financial institutions and national policies and practice.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • IFI'S, IAMs and Climate Change


    Abstract ID# 431

    Presenting Author: Victoria  Marquez-Mees

    Summary Statement: This session will focus on lessons learned in the course of cases carried out by IAMS on investment projects related to climate finance or related risk management.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • IFI´s Accountability Mechanisms


    Abstract ID# 669

    Presenting Author: Osvaldo   Gratacos

    Summary Statement: This session will focus on lessons learned in the course of investigations carried out by the Independent Accountability Mechanisms on investment projects related to climate finance or rela

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • IFIs’ Accountability Mechanisms: Results of Inve


    Abstract ID# 148

    Presenting Author: Alfredo  Abad

    Summary Statement: This session will focus on lessons learned in the course of investigations (related both to compliance and problem-solving) carried out by the Independent Accountability Mechanisms (IAMs) of Internat

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • IFIs’ Accountability Mechanisms: Results of Inve


    Abstract ID# 401

    Presenting Author: David  Simpson

    Summary Statement: This session will focus on lessons learned in the course of investigations (related both to compliance and problem-solving) carried out by the Independent Accountability Mechanisms (IAMs) of Inter

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • IFIs’ AM: Results of Investigations


    Abstract ID# 142

    Presenting Author: Dingding  Tang

    Summary Statement: This session will focus on lessons learned in the course of investigations carried out by IAMs of IFIs investment projects related to climate finance or climate related risk management.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • IICA on Resilience and Risk Management in Agricult


    Abstract ID# 293

    Presenting Author: Katia  Marzall

    Summary Statement: IICA works with its member countries in order to increase resilience of the diverse national agricultural systems, within the framework of sustainable development

    Acceptance Status: approved




    Abstract ID# 517

    Presenting Author: Carla  Palencia-Aguilar

    Summary Statement: Integration of social, economic, environmental, technical and ecological aspects is needed to overcome possible adverse effects in Mining Industry to attain sustainable rehabilitated projects

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Impact assessment and DLDD: Nigeria Case Study


    Abstract ID# 275

    Presenting Author: Chizoba  Chinweze |  Coauthor(s):  Abbas Suleiman ,   John   Alonge ,   Buka Hassan

    Summary Statement: The cause-effect relationship is essential for designing appropriate interventions for drought/desertification and land degradation. Assessing the impacts is fundamental for making suitable responses

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Impact of energy exchange in Iceland


    Abstract ID# 601

    Presenting Author: Audur   Magnusdottir |  Coauthor(s):  Gnyr Gudmundsson ,   Greta Hlin   Sveinsdottir ,   Sigridur Droplaug Jonsdottir

    Summary Statement: An IA on climate change in a SEA for the Icelandic transmission plan sheds light on the impacts of increased electricity demand and of the activities of end users.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Impacts of energy production in changing climate


    Abstract ID# 115

    Presenting Author: Sveinn  Valdimarsson |  Coauthor(s):  Óli Grétar Blöndal Sveinsson

    Summary Statement: Climate change is making Iceland warmer and wetter. Hydropower projects need to take into account increased future flows and changes in aquatic species and vegetation.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Implementation of the SEE in the EE process in Hai


    Abstract ID# 682

    Presenting Author: Ketty  Balthazard-Accou |  Coauthor(s):  Elmyre Clervil

    Summary Statement: The purpose is to show the benefits of the strategic environmental evaluation as a strategic tool in the actions to be undertaken in Haiti in achieving the SDGs in Haiti.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Implementing Environmental Assessment in Haiti.


    Abstract ID# 391

    Presenting Author: TANYA  MERCERON |  Coauthor(s):  Hugo Coles ,   Noé   Destin

    Summary Statement: The institutionalization of environmental assessment in Haiti required the input of nationals and international actors. This paper aims to present the process through which the system was implemented.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Implications of the great global energy transition


    Abstract ID# 705

    Presenting Author: Nicholas  King

    Summary Statement: The Paris Agreement is based on mitigation pledges requiring an immediate global energy transformation. The implications for energy infrastructure planning and investments across all sectors are vast.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Imposition of study instrument on SIA expert


    Abstract ID# 173

    Presenting Author: Meshach  Ojile

    Summary Statement: Story is an ethical dilemma faced by Dr. Ojile from Nigeria where an oil/gas multinational had imposed use of study instrument on SIA expert and expected quick report preparation.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Improve Urban Resilience to Climate Change


    Abstract ID# 69

    Presenting Author: VIRGINIE  DEFROMONT |  Coauthor(s):  Dorothée LABARRAQUE

    Summary Statement: Preparation of a structured and robust approach to improve Urban Resilience to Global Climate Change

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Improving Eco-Efficiency effectiveness


    Abstract ID# 656

    Presenting Author: Catherine  Houssard |  Coauthor(s):  Manuele Margni ,   Yves   Pouliot

    Summary Statement: Eco-efficiency model linking environmental and economical indicators within the broaden concept of societal value creation whilst aiming to reduce the total environmental impact of the dairy industry.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Improving EIA for roads at the landscape-scale


    Abstract ID# 150

    Presenting Author: Jochen A.G.   Jaeger

    Summary Statement: Since ecological effects of roads at the landscape-scale are usually neglected in EIAs, I will draw 12 lessons from Road Ecology about how we can improve EIA.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Improving Indigenous Knowledge Study Practice


    Abstract ID# 339

    Presenting Author: Sherri  Labour

    Summary Statement: The inclusion of Indigenous Knowledge in the field of impact assessment is only about 20 years old in Canada. Sharing our knowledge and experience is critical to improving our practice..

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Improving our understanding of climate resilience


    Abstract ID# 565

    Presenting Author: Gil   Yaron |  Coauthor(s):  Dave Wilson

    Summary Statement: By defining a minimum acceptable resilience threshold, we use household survey data to better understand who the “resilience poor” are and how far below the threshold they lie.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Improving Uncertainty with Open Communication


    Abstract ID# 533

    Presenting Author: Julie  Reid-Forget |  Coauthor(s):  Jacques Grondin

    Summary Statement: This presentation deals with the difficulty of informed consent when uncertainties are miscommunicated, and shows how adequate public discussions of uncertainties lead to better social acceptance.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Inclusive Public Participation – Go Visual!


    Abstract ID# 85

    Presenting Author: Ana  Roque de Oliveira |  Coauthor(s):  Maria Partidário

    Summary Statement: The resort to visual tools as a common medium may be a decisive approach to enable inclusive public participation while addressing climate change impacts on cosmopolitan and indigenous communities.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Incorporating Traditional Knowledge into IA


    Abstract ID# 526

    Presenting Author: Cássio  Cássio Ingles de Sousa |  Coauthor(s):  Philippe Hanna

    Summary Statement: Drawing from various Indigenous understandings of nature and society, it will be presented how traditional knowledge can inform IA with essential input for more resilient and inclusive decision-making

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Indigenous Cultural IA: Addressing the Challenges


    Abstract ID# 500

    Presenting Author: Justin  Page

    Summary Statement: This paper guides IA practitioners in the assessment of indigenous cultural impacts. Particular emphasis is placed on the value of participatory research design and social science methods.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Indigenous Employment Integration -


    Abstract ID# 289

    Presenting Author: Diane   Thibault |  Coauthor(s):  Daniel Lauzon

    Summary Statement: The unique experience and partnership between the Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee, the Hydroelectric corporation, Hydro-Québec and the education community in achieving Indigenous Employment Integration.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Indigenous Knowledge from an indigenous worldview


    Abstract ID# 567

    Presenting Author: Matthew   Whitehead

    Summary Statement: Indigenous Knowledge from an indigenous worldview

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Indigenous participation in renewables projects.


    Abstract ID# 476

    Presenting Author: Michele  Gilbert

    Summary Statement: Global case studies that review participation of indigenous people in renewable energy projects. What works and what does not?

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Indigenous People and CC Adaptation in Brazil


    Abstract ID# 555

    Presenting Author: Katia  Garcia |  Coauthor(s):  Luciana Paz ,   Denise   Matos

    Summary Statement: This article discusses Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples in Brazil, proposing a framework for the development of adaptation actions aligned with the Brazilian National Adaptation Plan

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Information and EIA project management system


    Abstract ID# 176

    Presenting Author: Martin  Broderick |  Coauthor(s):  Julian Barter ,   tim   Waterfield

    Summary Statement: The optimal goal in building new electric lines is to effectively minimize the negative impacts on people and the environment while ensuring safety, reliability, and cost savings for the utility.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Infrastructure & social conflict in Latin America


    Abstract ID# 525

    Presenting Author: Sven-Uwe  Mueller |  Coauthor(s):  Andreas Georgoulias

    Summary Statement: We analyzed conflicts related to infrastructure projects across Latin America, evaluated the patterns of how projects have been affected and identified best company practices to deal with conflicts.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Inland–Offshore Sustainable Infrastructure in Pe


    Abstract ID# 454

    Presenting Author: FRANCISCO  DALLMEIER |  Coauthor(s):  Ana Maria SanchezAM@si.edu Sanchez ,   Hadrien   Vanthomme ,   Jessica Deichmann ,   Tremaine Gregory, & Alfonso Alonso

    Summary Statement: Case study: business and biodiversity investigating biodiversity impacts, evaluating social values for ecosystem services, and projecting scenarios of landuse change for the region.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Institutional reinforcement in Haiti: CC and EA


    Abstract ID# 550

    Presenting Author: Edna  Blanc Civil |  Coauthor(s):  Karim Samoura ,   Jean-Philippe   Waaub

    Summary Statement: The role of the National Bureau for Environmental Assessment of Haiti regarding how climate change should be taken into account in environmental assessment is presented and analyzed (SWOT analysis).

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Institutionalizing Health in EIA in LMICs


    Abstract ID# 553

    Presenting Author: Filipe  Silva |  Coauthor(s):  Michaela Pfeiffer ,   Robert   Bos ,   Salim Vohra

    Summary Statement: The presentation explores lessons, challenges and benefits of intersectoral and interjurisdictional collaboration on Health in EIA and HIA, in various African and Asian LMICs.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Integrating climate changes issues in ESIA reports


    Abstract ID# 521

    Presenting Author: Jean-Philippe  Waaub |  Coauthor(s):  Gilles Côté

    Summary Statement: Issue based and multicriteria and multi-stakeholders models and tools are inovating assessment approaches to integrate climate changes issues in ESIA reports

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Integrating Community Input into Project Design


    Abstract ID# 623

    Presenting Author: Karina  Andrus |  Coauthor(s):  Karina Andrus ,   Harald   Kullman

    Summary Statement: Designing and permitting a small craft harbour in Nunavut required a holistic approach to integrate community input into project design to gain a social licence and support regulatory requirements.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Integrating conflict mediation with SIA


    Abstract ID# 532

    Presenting Author: Rauno  Sairinen

    Summary Statement: The presentation argues that social impact assessment (SIA) is valuable tool when seeking possibilities for integration between impact assessment and conflict management

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Interconnectedness and Indigenous Knowledge in IA


    Abstract ID# 186

    Presenting Author: Timothy  Clark

    Summary Statement: This paper will present methodologies and methods to capture the interrelationships of Indigenous ways of life and assess how industrialization and climate change impact Indigenous communities.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Introducing organized reasoning in GNWT


    Abstract ID# 523

    Presenting Author: Lorraine  Seale

    Summary Statement: Staff from diverse organizations and backgrounds applied organized reasoning in impact assessment and other contexts.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Investment aspects of climate change and IA


    Abstract ID# 48

    Presenting Author: peter  croal

    Summary Statement: To remain relevant IA must evolve to respect the needs of the broader risk management and investment communities

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Irrigation canals: smart planning for bigger gains


    Abstract ID# 195

    Presenting Author: ASHA   RAJVANSHI |  Coauthor(s):  VINOD B. MATHUR

    Summary Statement: The paper focuses on how smart planning options can reduce impacts of canals and deliver the benefits of good conservation outcomes and sustained water availability for economic growth.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Is Canada on the path to next generation EA?


    Abstract ID# 104

    Presenting Author: Anna  Johnston |  Coauthor(s):  John Siniclair

    Summary Statement: Canada’s EA laws are under review. What is the scope of that review, and how well do current proposals match up with the “pillars” of a next generation EA law?

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Is Environmental Health Consultant a Dirty Word?


    Abstract ID# 495

    Presenting Author: Christopher  Ollson

    Summary Statement: Health scientist practitioners in IA are often caught between the polar extreme views of NGO/special interest and project proponents. Highlighting the importance of ethical use of data.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Is FPIC the new elephant in the room?


    Abstract ID# 52

    Presenting Author: Somia  Sadiq

    Summary Statement: Is Consent the new new 'big C' Consultation? This presentation will outline some key perspectives on why Canada is wrestling with FPIC - particularly in the extractive industries.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Is modern hydropower better for the environment?


    Abstract ID# 498

    Presenting Author: pierre  biedermann

    Summary Statement: Based on a review of recent changes in the hydropower sector, the presentation provides an overview of the way technical evolutions can translate in benefits or risks for environmental receptors.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Is Nunavut in Canada ready for oil and gas develop


    Abstract ID# 689

    Presenting Author: Peter   Croal

    Summary Statement: The presentation will explore the current issues facing the Arctic territory called Nunavut in Canada that is undergoing rapid climate change as well as interest in exploration by the oil and gas industry.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Islands under threat: Coastal resilient strategie


    Abstract ID# 344

    Presenting Author: Hope  Herron

    Summary Statement: This presentation will provide recommendations for actions that promote implementation of locally appropriate best practices and innovative approaches in coastal resiliency.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • ITTECOP-A framework for research on infrastructure


    Abstract ID# 319

    Presenting Author: Yannick  Autret

    Summary Statement: Since 2008 ITTECOP, an integrated research programme dedicated to infrastructure effects on landscapes and biodiversity, seeks to produce scientific responses and methods directly from lab to land.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Korean City Biodiversity Index Development


    Abstract ID# 243

    Presenting Author: MYUNGJIN  KIM |  Coauthor(s):  Hyerngdu Yun ,   Jangho   Lee ,   Seokcheol Park ,   Bongho Han

    Summary Statement: The Korean CBI named the City Ecological Soundness Index (CESI) developed to assess the ecological ststus of city.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Land Rights in Brazil


    Abstract ID# 352

    Presenting Author: Irit  Tamir

    Summary Statement: This presentation looks at how two soda giants are helping to resolve a case involving their supplier in a land conflict following both company-led and community-led human rights impact assessments.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Large-scale wildlife responses to road development


    Abstract ID# 152

    Presenting Author: Aurora  Torres |  Coauthor(s):  Jochen A. G. Jaeger ,   Juan Carlos   Alonso

    Summary Statement: We show the high pervasiveness of transport infrastructure in European countries and present a method for assessing the spatial extent of the impacts from infrastructure on wildlife at large scales.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Laying the foundations for measuring resilience


    Abstract ID# 585

    Presenting Author: Dave  Wilson |  Coauthor(s):  Gil Yaron

    Summary Statement: We share lessons learned from conducting an impact evaluation using quasi-experimental methods to detect and measure changes in household resilience in Ethiopia, Myanmar and Niger.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • LCA to support national embedded emission targets


    Abstract ID# 134

    Presenting Author: Annie  Levasseur |  Coauthor(s):  Pradip Kalbar ,   Simon   Elsborg Nygaard ,   Charlotte Louise Jensen ,   Morten Birkved & Michael Zwicky Hauschild

    Summary Statement: National targets for embedded GHG emissions can be derived and LCA can be used to model embedded emissions. Targets may be realized by combining efficiency-improvements and changes in consumption.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Learning to Listen: Aboriginal Participation in EA


    Abstract ID# 313

    Presenting Author: Bram  Noble

    Summary Statement: Snapshots of Indigenous participation in EA are presented - what has worked and for whom. Meaningful participation can be context specific, based on the needs and expectations of the communities.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Legal Framework for Consulting Aboriginal Groups i


    Abstract ID# 635

    Presenting Author: Debbie  Chan

    Summary Statement: Outline the Canadian legal framework regarding government’s duty to consult and accommodate Aboriginal groups on project impacts in an EA, and how emerging models can align with UNDRIP.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Lessons learnt in the implementation of NPI


    Abstract ID# 702

    Presenting Author: Rachel  Asante-Owusu

    Summary Statement: Identifying on ground challenges and solutions for the implementation of the mitigation hierarchy.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Lessons learnt on implementing development project


    Abstract ID# 509

    Presenting Author: Aimee  Dr. Bella-Corbin |  Coauthor(s):  Amadou Dr. Konare ,   Mbianyor   Dr. Bakia

    Summary Statement: The main premise of this environmental, social and climate change compliance audit, was to seek ways in which the Bank’s overall performance in meeting its mandate on sustainable development can be im

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Leveraging Geothermal Energy for Conservation


    Abstract ID# 113

    Presenting Author: Zachary  Hurwitz

    Summary Statement: This session will present case studies from Central America and the Caribbean to illustrate the how geothermal energy may be leveraged to achieve positive outcomes in biodiversity conservation.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Limited E&S competency, limited IA effectiveness?


    Abstract ID# 638

    Presenting Author: Josh  Fothergill

    Summary Statement: IA effectiveness cannot only look at the tool; it will increasingly need to focus on E&S competence of practitioners and borrowers to enable transition from IFI to country E&S safeguards.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Livelihoods and Ecosystem Services in ESIAs


    Abstract ID# 290

    Presenting Author: Marielle   Rowan |  Coauthor(s):  Hannah Mills ,   Marianne   Lupton

    Summary Statement: The cross-cutting nature of ecosystem services with livelihoods impacts and economic displacement remains relatively underexplored. This paper discusses their baseline, significance and mitigation.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Long-term community wellbeing and climate change


    Abstract ID# 253

    Presenting Author: Yoichi  Kumagai |  Coauthor(s):  Maria Partidario

    Summary Statement: This study introduces a multi-scale analytical framework for long-term community wellbeing and climate change effects, and presents comparative analysis of major plans from Toronto, Lisbon and Tokyo.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Looking to the Future to Protect the Past.


    Abstract ID# 100

    Presenting Author: Scott  Seibel

    Summary Statement: A study of short and long-term erosion threats to archaeological cultural heritage at a U.S. military installation provides lessons that can be applied to development projects worldwide.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Lost in Time


    Abstract ID# 474

    Presenting Author: Bryony  Walmsley |  Coauthor(s):  Annah Rutebuka

    Summary Statement: There are many points in the ESIA process from project conception to completion where failings can occur. What are these and how can we resolve them?

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Lost in translation? Planning and EA interaction


    Abstract ID# 393

    Presenting Author: Heikki  Kalle |  Coauthor(s):  Charlotta Faith-Ell ,   Jos   Arts

    Summary Statement: This paper discusses an explorative study that was conducted to seek evidence about discourses in two separate storylines of sequences of programmes, plans and projects with SEAs in Estonia.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Low Carbon Urban Strategy for China and IA


    Abstract ID# 120

    Presenting Author: Kin Che  Lam

    Summary Statement: As the largest green house gas emitter in the world, it is high time to examine China’s low carbon urban strategy and how impact assessment can help.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Low Hanging Fruit Hydroelectric Projects


    Abstract ID# 67

    Presenting Author: Phil  Shantz

    Summary Statement: Based on recent Canadian experience, this presentation will focus on the key characteristics of successful hydroelectric projects. A discussion of how policy can encourage this will also be included.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Manage Climate Change Risk by Uncertainty Analysis


    Abstract ID# 460

    Presenting Author: Christopher  Davidson |  Coauthor(s):  Sean Capstick ,   Kevin   Mackenzie ,   Hong Liu ,   Janya Kelly

    Summary Statement: Managing climate change risks through quantifying uncertainties resulting from greenhouse gas emission scenarios, GCMs and downscaling approaches for infrastructure planning.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Managing big river basin in climate change context


    Abstract ID# 512

    Presenting Author: Alberto  Schwartzman |  Coauthor(s):  Pedro Bettencourt ,   Marcel   Scarton

    Summary Statement: The São Francisco case study discusses climate change and governance of a region were water is critical. The paper discusses development scenarios (25-35) impact assessment and sustainable development

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Managing change at living heritage sites


    Abstract ID# 568

    Presenting Author: Ishanlosen   Odiaua

    Summary Statement: Managing living heritage in development projects potentially raises questions regarding the eventual influences that development change could induce in traditional practices and way of life.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Managing uncertainty in infrastructure development


    Abstract ID# 650

    Presenting Author: Doug  Mason

    Summary Statement: Infrastructure development must manage uncertainty. Focusing on robustness (rather than a particular climate projection) and adaptable approaches can help.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Mapping Climate Risks in an Interconnected System


    Abstract ID# 556

    Presenting Author: Christopher  Davidson |  Coauthor(s):  Kevin Mackenzie ,   Steve   Kaufman

    Summary Statement: In order to assess risk and direct future climate infrastructure funding, Golder developed a coupled water balance model and synthetic climate generator for use with climate change projections.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Mapping landscape values via social media


    Abstract ID# 536

    Presenting Author: Yan  Chen |  Coauthor(s):  John Parkins ,   Kate   Sherren

    Summary Statement: An approach of collecting, filtering, coding, and mapping geo-tagged social media data is feasible and effective to reveal the spatial patterns of social and cultural landscape values.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • McMurray Métis’ Cumulative Effects Management


    Abstract ID# 306

    Presenting Author: Peter  Fortna |  Coauthor(s):  Tim Clark ,   Gillian   Donald ,   Darcy Pickard

    Summary Statement: This presentation will explain how McMurray Métis propose to create a program informed by Métis research methodologies that monitors cumulative effects as observed by community members.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Measuring deviation from climatic baseline


    Abstract ID# 362

    Presenting Author: Weston A.  Fisher

    Summary Statement: Whether human induced or not, climate changes are occurring. Quantifying deviations from climatic historical baseline conditions is essential to developing economically and ecologically ‘smart strategies.'

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Mediation As a Tool for IA and Resource Management


    Abstract ID# 322

    Presenting Author: Michael  Brown

    Summary Statement: Mediation and structured dialogue are tools that can prevent, manage or resolve conflict associated with natural resources and IA. The nature, relevance and suitability of these to IA are highlighted.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Medicinal Plants - Description of an Experience


    Abstract ID# 211

    Presenting Author: Kathia  Lavoie |  Coauthor(s):  Georgette Mestokosho

    Summary Statement: Innu-­Natukuna: Members of the Ekuanitshit Community Gather Medicinal Plants – Description of an Experience with Hydro-­Québec

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Melding SMLI and SIA in Papua New Guinea


    Abstract ID# 242

    Presenting Author: Chris  Sunderland

    Summary Statement: Melding SMLI and SIA in PNG provides more meaningful reporting, better outcomes for all parties, and strong platforms for FPIC and ecosystem services for Indigenous Peoples' traditional knowledge.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Mercury and Hydroelectric Boreal Reservoirs


    Abstract ID# 225

    Presenting Author: Francois  Bilodeau |  Coauthor(s):  Michel Plante

    Summary Statement: In hydroelectric reservoirs, fish mercury level increase rapidly but temporarily (<30 years). The health risk issue will be presented.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Method to assess climate change risks in buildings


    Abstract ID# 480

    Presenting Author: Andrew  Murray

    Summary Statement: Climate change presents multiple risks to existing property portfolios and potential new purchases. This example of a bespoke assessment method to quantify the risk and provide potential mitigation.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Mining industry's approach: energy management & CC


    Abstract ID# 704

    Presenting Author: Russell  Blades

    Summary Statement: This presentation will provide the mining industry’s approach to energy management and climate change including how renewables fit with mining’s broader corporate strategies, the benefits of emissions reductions and fuel switching, and opportunities for greater transparency through real-time data collection. Case studies from Barrick’s global operations will be presented.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Mitigating Climate Change Impact on Flooding


    Abstract ID# 661

    Presenting Author: Nimi  Dan-Jumbo

    Summary Statement: This research examines the extent to which afforestation can address reduce climate change impacts on flooding in large storm conditions in the Greater Portharcourt Watershed

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Mitigating Extreme Heat Impacts in Karachi City


    Abstract ID# 640

    Presenting Author: Jimena  Eyzaguirre |  Coauthor(s):  Patricia de la Cueva

    Summary Statement: The prospect of more frequent heatwaves is alarming for densely-populated cities with a pronounced “urban heat island effect”, such as Karachi. A systems-based approach can help mitigate the risks.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Mitigation measures for Highland wetlands in Peru


    Abstract ID# 583

    Presenting Author: Claudia  Valencia |  Coauthor(s):  Cecilia Ayza ,   Alina   Pace

    Summary Statement: Studies and mitigation measures were devised for Highland wetlands, a critical habitat threatened by climate change, to minimize impacts from construction of the Southern Peru Gas Pipeline project.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Mitigation of wildfire risks


    Abstract ID# 25

    Presenting Author: Patrick  Duffy

    Summary Statement: Climate change demands attention to wildfire risks on the urban/forest fringe. Current efforts in B.C. offer useful lessons for interface communities elsewhere in Canada and overseas.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Monetizing the Impacts of Sustainable Infrastructu


    Abstract ID# 534

    Presenting Author: Andreas  Georgoulias |  Coauthor(s):  James Mueller ,   Norman   Bradley ,   Robert Beinstein

    Summary Statement: We developed a holistic cost-benefit methodology for infrastructure sustainability and resilience, applied at a NYC wastewater project to identify the option with the best long-term value proposition.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Monitoring and enhancement programs for salmon


    Abstract ID# 468

    Presenting Author: Jean-Christophe  Guay |  Coauthor(s):  Patricia Johnston

    Summary Statement: Monitoring and long term enhancement program for Atlantic salmon population are described and results presented two years after commissioning of the first hydropower plant in the Romaine River.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Multi-stakeholder HRIAs for greater participation


    Abstract ID# 572

    Presenting Author: Tulika  Bansal

    Summary Statement: This presentation highlights multi-stakeholder approaches to HRIA and proposes a new model to overcome lack of meaningful participation of project-affected peoples and power imbalances in assessments

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Natural Disaster Vulnerability of Building-Scale


    Abstract ID# 121

    Presenting Author: Keumji  Kim |  Coauthor(s):  Seonghwan Yoon ,   Dongsik   Kim ,   Junho Choi

    Summary Statement: The characteristics of building damage caused Natural disaster when occurred between 2005 and 2014 at 232 regions in South Korea are analyzed by through cities and countries.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • NEB Experience with GHGs and Pipeline EA


    Abstract ID# 236

    Presenting Author: Usha  Mulukutla |  Coauthor(s):  Marcus Eyre ,   Zoe   Pfeiffer ,   Laura Randall

    Summary Statement: Lessons from Canada’s National Energy Board in incorporating GHG analysis in energy pipeline projects, discussing methodological challenges, jurisdiction and other considerations for future EAs.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Necessity of clear objectives for regional studies


    Abstract ID# 453

    Presenting Author: James  Oliver

    Summary Statement: The presentation examines the importance of partners agreeing to the objectives of a regional study on cumulative effects. Clear objectives facilitate future decisions and help to manage expectations

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Need for a wetland guide for Northern Québec


    Abstract ID# 694

    Presenting Author: Francois  Quinty |  Coauthor(s):  Julie Simard ,   Jean   Deshaye

    Summary Statement: The current Québec wetland identification and delineation guide was developed for the mixed forest. There is an urgent need for a guide adapted to northern parts of the province.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Needed reforms for jurisdictional cooperation


    Abstract ID# 101

    Presenting Author: John  Sinclair

    Summary Statement: This paper considers the reforms necessary for ‘co-operative assessment’ that ensures processes harmonize upward to the highest standard in order to achieve efficacy, efficiency and fairness

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • New approach to an old problem


    Abstract ID# 479

    Presenting Author: Bryony  Walmsley |  Coauthor(s):  Benjamin Ofosu-Koranteng

    Summary Statement: This paper examines the inclusion of gender in selected DFI safeguard systems and provides some practical thoughts on how to improve the integration of gender, health and climate change issues.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • New Policies of WB and AIIB: Models for others?


    Abstract ID# 99

    Presenting Author: Masami  TSUJI

    Summary Statement: In 2016, WB and AIIB established a new safeguard policy. The presentation will discuss whether these are effective for issues raised in compliance review cases of Regional Development Banks.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • New Port of Veracruz Follow-Up Monitorig


    Abstract ID# 140

    Presenting Author: José Isaac  Ramírez-Macías |  Coauthor(s):  Francisco Liaño-Carrera ,   Jorge E.   Baños-Illana ,   Arturo E. Gómez-Barrero ,   Carlos R. Guzmán-Ricardo

    Summary Statement: A Follow-Up monitoring case study in the port of Veracruz expansion project, combining surveillance and compliance objectives

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • NGO perspective on applying mitigation hierarchy


    Abstract ID# 653

    Presenting Author: Leonardo  Viana |  Coauthor(s):  Marielle Weikel ,   Jennifer   Blaha

    Summary Statement: Drawing from Conservation International’s experiences, presentation will explore challenges, complexities, and benefits of applying mitigation hierarchy to address biodiversity and ecosystem services.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Nile Basin Scenario Construction


    Abstract ID# 405

    Presenting Author: Bert  Enserink |  Coauthor(s):  Abby Onencan

    Summary Statement: Rapid changes in the water regime affect the quality of the ecosystems services in the Nile basin. A participatory scenario building exercise resulted in four scenarios for the basin’s future.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Non-State Approaches to Tailings Dams Regulations


    Abstract ID# 60

    Presenting Author: Edgar  Tovilla |  Coauthor(s):  Kernaghan Webb

    Summary Statement: Private sector and civil society are playing increasingly important regulatory governance roles for env. protection, arguably in need of an international tailings dam integrity certification program.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • ODA Support for Responsible Infrastructure Dev't


    Abstract ID# 108

    Presenting Author: Jeanne  Ellis |  Coauthor(s):  Gerome Rich

    Summary Statement: The IS4D Program is an effective partnership to build capacity of public sector officials to unlock bottlenecks and promote responsible development in large infrastructure projects in Africa.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Offset plan for threatened flora species in Turkey


    Abstract ID# 147

    Presenting Author: Roberto  Mezzalama |  Coauthor(s):  Cecilia Amosso ,   Francesco   Pititto ,   Davide Tronconi

    Summary Statement: Multiple tools, including habitat models, field studies and pilot cultivation were used iteratively to support the preparation of a conservation strategy for four endemic flora species in Turkey.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Offsets: guiding practice in Russia energy sector


    Abstract ID# 201

    Presenting Author: Susie  Brownlie |  Coauthor(s):  Mark Botha ,   Alexey   Vladimirov ,   Svetlana Sheynfeld

    Summary Statement: Compensation for damage in Russia comprises payments to government. New UNDP guidelines encourage companies in the energy sector to provide offsets, having applied the mitigation hierarchy in EIA

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Offsetting to protect Great Barrier Reef values


    Abstract ID# 37

    Presenting Author: Carolyn   Cameron

    Summary Statement: Getting the balance right with biodiversity offsetting is always challenging, especially for the Great Barrier Reef. In this dynamic marine ecosystem, the focus for offsetting is on affected values.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Oil spills and CSR in the Russia’s Pechora River


    Abstract ID# 684

    Presenting Author: Julia  Loginova

    Summary Statement: Using the Russia’s Timan-Pechora oil and gas province as a case study, this paper explores how community concerns over oil spills play out in the CSR strategies and practice.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • On-site offsets: a unique use in Canada’s north


    Abstract ID# 604

    Presenting Author: Chuck  Hubert |  Coauthor(s):  Ruari Carthew

    Summary Statement: The Mackenzie Valley Review Board implemented on-site offsets to reduce impacts to caribou and Indigenous use of caribou below a significance threshold at a diamond mine expansion in northern Canada

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Opportunities and constraints for digital IA


    Abstract ID# 415

    Presenting Author: Bart  Barten |  Coauthor(s):  Paul Eijssen ,   Jan   Nuesink ,   Hans de Vries ,   Jos Arts

    Summary Statement: This paper will discuss opportunities and challenges for governments with the ambition to apply digital and interactive IA. It is based on a pilot project on digital IA.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Organized Reasoning Project: Goals and Process


    Abstract ID# 267

    Presenting Author: Glenn  Brown

    Summary Statement: This presentation describes the Organized Reasoning project, which developed a process and tools to organize argument within the steps of IA and to better present argument within written IA documents.

    Acceptance Status: approved




    Abstract ID# 216

    Presenting Author: Maulud  Tafida-Isa |  Coauthor(s):  Urmila Jha-Thakur

    Summary Statement: This paper aims to provide an overview of the EIA systems in 0il producing countries within Africa and forms part of a PhD study.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • P/P and environmental aims: Two sides of one coin


    Abstract ID# 473

    Presenting Author: Felix  Sternath

    Summary Statement: Objectives of plans and programmes and environmental protection aims should be considered as equal in SEA. It makes decisions more transparent. The paper shows two approaches from Austrian guidelines.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Participants are smart, too


    Abstract ID# 428

    Presenting Author: Anna  Johnston

    Summary Statement: Removing barriers to meaningful public participation and seeing participation as an opportunity, not a burden, are critical to achieving fairer, more informed and sustainable decisions.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Participatory appraisal of forest bioenergy


    Abstract ID# 94

    Presenting Author: Sanna-Riikka  Saarela |  Coauthor(s):  Jyri Mustajoki ,   Heli   Saarikoski

    Summary Statement: A participatory impact assessment of forest bioenergy production provides information on the short and long terms impacts of bioenergy production as well as stakeholders’ preferences on the issue.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Plan without a clear aim – is it even possible?


    Abstract ID# 56

    Presenting Author: Antoienette  Wärnbäck |  Coauthor(s):  Ulrika Gunnarsson-Östling

    Summary Statement: This paper explores the use of a clear planning aim in Swedish municipal comprehensive plans and how it affects the EA work.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Planning Preventive Resettlement in Cap-Haïtien


    Abstract ID# 634

    Presenting Author: Vincent  Roquet

    Summary Statement: This paper discusses planning of preventive resettlement of slum dwellers and informal businesses required for widening of a river outlet to the sea in Cap-Haitien, Haiti

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Planning smart green roads: Good practice options


    Abstract ID# 194

    Presenting Author: VINOD B.  MATHUR |  Coauthor(s):  ASHA RAJVANSHI

    Summary Statement: The paper focuses on how smart planning options can reduce ecological impacts of road projects and deliver the benefits of good conservation outcomes, efficient infrastructure and economic growth.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Policy Instruments for the CCS in Japan


    Abstract ID# 45

    Presenting Author: Kenichiro   Yanagi |  Coauthor(s):  Eiji Komatsu ,   Akihiro   Nakamura

    Summary Statement: The background of Japan and the importance of the policy instruments for CCS and their options will be addressed, especially for the early commercial deployment of CCS.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Politics of knowledge production


    Abstract ID# 642

    Presenting Author: Anett  Sasvari

    Summary Statement: Land appropriation for wind power production, Saami herding rights and the politics of knowledge production

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • PRA for public participation in South Africa


    Abstract ID# 672

    Presenting Author: Luke  Sandham |  Coauthor(s):  Jason Chabalala ,   Harry   Spaling

    Summary Statement: We explore the use of Participatory rural appraisal (PRA) as an alternative approach to improve effectiveness of public participation for solar energy EIAs amongst poor and illiterate communities.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Practical experience of PE in Hong Kong


    Abstract ID# 246

    Presenting Author: CHI CHUNG  WONG

    Summary Statement: This paper examines the growing trend of extensive public engagement conducted for regional-scale EAs and engineering feasibility studies in Hong Kong.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Practitioner perspectives of SIA in South Africa


    Abstract ID# 667

    Presenting Author: Luke  Sandham |  Coauthor(s):  Leandri Kruger

    Summary Statement: We explore the perspectives of SIA practitioners on the orphan status of SIA in South Africa and discuss their findings which are generally positive but with warnings and conditions.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Principle-based safeguards for climate/environment


    Abstract ID# 383

    Presenting Author: John  Carstensen

    Summary Statement: What happens when a development organisation moves from mandatory, projectbased climate and environment assessments to a principles based approach to climate and environmental risks and opportunities?

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Principles underpinning the mitigation hierarchy


    Abstract ID# 198

    Presenting Author: Jo  Treweek

    Summary Statement: IAIA’s best practice principles identify the mitigation hierarchy as a key principle underpinning sustainable outcomes for biodiversity and ecosystems. This presentation introduces wrap-up discussion.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Project EA Scoping After SEA: Benefits &Challenges


    Abstract ID# 15

    Presenting Author: Steve  Bonnell

    Summary Statement: Discusses the potential implications of SEA and Class EA for focussing the scope of subsequent project EAs, some factors that impede this in practice, and suggested approaches for improved EA scoping.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Promises and Pitfalls of Simplified EIA


    Abstract ID# 262

    Presenting Author: Alberto  Fonseca

    Summary Statement: The presentation conceptualizes “simplified EIA” and analyzes the perceived outcomes of a number of simplified EIA processes in southeastern Brazil.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Promoting compliance with the EIA Directive


    Abstract ID# 129

    Presenting Author: Ismo  Pölönen

    Summary Statement: The paper examines potential regulatory responses and practical tools for supporting implementation and compliance with the revised EIA Directive.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Protecting Cree rights and environment


    Abstract ID# 586

    Presenting Author: Melissa  Saganash

    Summary Statement: The James Bay Advisory Committee on the Environment plays an active role in upgrading the environmental and social protection regime of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Public participation in EIA: Trends in Denmark


    Abstract ID# 546

    Presenting Author: Ivar  Lyhne |  Coauthor(s):  Helle Nielsen ,   Sara Bjørn   Aaen

    Summary Statement: This paper will present an overview and key learnings from four years of public participation research in infrastructure development and EIA processes in Denmark.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Public participation in the Québec EIA procedure


    Abstract ID# 270

    Presenting Author: Mario  Gauthier |  Coauthor(s):  Louis Simard

    Summary Statement: The aim of the paper is to propose a review of EIA’s state-of-the-art practices on governance and public participation (PP), based on the Québec (Canada) experience of over 35 years of practices.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Public Participation window, time and outcomes


    Abstract ID# 221

    Presenting Author: Shiu Fung  Hung |  Coauthor(s):  Thomas Fischer

    Summary Statement: EIA practices in Hong Kong have abundant public participation, yet some seem still unsatisfied. The presentation makes an in-depth analysis on the settings to discuss the reasons behind.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Putting health into mining


    Abstract ID# 59

    Presenting Author: Marie-Eve  Levasseur |  Coauthor(s):  Pierre Gosselin ,   Ray   Bustinza ,   Jacques Grondin

    Summary Statement: An online course and procedures on health impact assessment of mining projects were developed for Colombia to strengthen capacity in integrating the inputs of EIA and SIA on population health.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Quality of Life in the Oil Sands: New Perspectives


    Abstract ID# 317

    Presenting Author: Debra  Hopkins |  Coauthor(s):  Kaitlyn Wall ,   Marla   Orenstein ,   Angela Angel ,   Susan Dowse & Erica Westwood

    Summary Statement: The results of the South Athabasca Oil Sands Regional Strategic Assessment’s Quality of Life approach adds to our understanding of the health and social impact of oil sands development

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Quantifying Appropriate Biodiversity Offsets


    Abstract ID# 58

    Presenting Author: Virginia  King

    Summary Statement: This presentation will focus on the consistent use of a quantification methodology to support identification of appropriate conservation offsets, ultimately demonstrating NNL of biodiversity.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Re-examining knowledge production in IA


    Abstract ID# 441

    Presenting Author: Jean  Welstead

    Summary Statement: How can we be more aware of the knowledge production process and its potential repercussions within an EIA incorporating climate change impacts? A session to re-examine some assumptions and practices.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Reasons to approve hydropower projects in Brazil


    Abstract ID# 204

    Presenting Author: Andre  Andrade |  Coauthor(s):  Marco dos Santos

    Summary Statement: This paper will discuss the criteria used by the Brazilian Environmental Institute to identify right hydropower projects and examples of environmental improvements due to environmental process

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Recent federal Canadian public consultation


    Abstract ID# 292

    Presenting Author: Catherine  Ponsford

    Summary Statement: This overview considers recent face-to-face, public consultation sessions hosted by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and concludes with lessons learned for a successful, effective session.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Reconceptualizing participation as EA civics


    Abstract ID# 102

    Presenting Author: John  Sinclair |  Coauthor(s):  Alan Diduck

    Summary Statement: We develop a new conceptual model of next generation participation processes that is relevant at multiple spatial scales and institutional levels and is applicable to the entire assessment cycle

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Reflections on Ethical Issues in Impact Assessment


    Abstract ID# 166

    Presenting Author: Kwadwo   Adusei-Asante

    Summary Statement: This paper discusses ethical issues in impact assessment practice

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Reframing SIA Methods for Oil Sands Landuse Planni


    Abstract ID# 314

    Presenting Author: Debra  Hopkins |  Coauthor(s):  Kaitlyn Wall ,   Marla   Orenstein ,   Angela Angel ,   Susan Dowse & Erica Westwood

    Summary Statement: Reframing SIA for land use planning in Alberta's oil sands to deliver practical solutions using natural and social science methods for evaluating potential impacts to Quality of Life

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Refusal & Traditional Land Use Mapping in Alberta


    Abstract ID# 49

    Presenting Author: Tara  Joly |  Coauthor(s):  Hereward Longley

    Summary Statement: This paper discusses moments Indigenous community members refused to fully participate in Traditional Land Use (TLU) studies to critique TLU methodology and offer suggestions for its improvement.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Renewables & social performance;emerging realities


    Abstract ID# 680

    Presenting Author: Katharine  Gotto Walton

    Summary Statement: Renewables and Sustainability – Synonymous or Questionable? What are the emerging social issues and trends linked to the renewable industry? Emerging research and learnings from Africa and beyond.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Repowering the Planet


    Abstract ID# 594

    Presenting Author: Justus  Raepple

    Summary Statement: This presentation sets the tone for the rest of the session, illustrating the challenge and barriers to renewable energy development.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Resettlement - adaptation option to climate change


    Abstract ID# 307

    Presenting Author: Paivi  Koskinen-Lewis

    Summary Statement: This paper will focus on sharing the experiences from Sao Tome & Principe, where preventive resettlement has been used as a strategy for climate change adaptation.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Resettlement as a Measure for Adapting to CC


    Abstract ID# 239

    Presenting Author: Elena  Correa

    Summary Statement: The presentation analyzes preventive resettlement as a measure for adapting to climate change, based on lessons learned during the implementation of resettlement plans over more than three decades.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Resettlement – A response to natural disasters


    Abstract ID# 321

    Presenting Author: Daniel  Poitras

    Summary Statement: This presentation shares successes and downfalls in resettling people after a disaster, referring to three practical experiences along the Mars River, Canada, the city of Calang, Indonesia and Léogâne

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Results from dam follow-up studies in Brazil


    Abstract ID# 227

    Presenting Author: Andre  Andrade |  Coauthor(s):  Marco dos Santos

    Summary Statement: This paper aims to present examples of results from follow-up studies in hydropower projects in Brazil

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Reventazón HP: loss biodiversity mitigation


    Abstract ID# 266

    Presenting Author: Rosario   Navarro

    Summary Statement: Good environmental management practices to address impacts produced on high-biodiversity habitats by the Reventazón hydropower project in Costa Rica: Challenges, solution and lesson learned.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Risks of Wind Power under Changing Climate


    Abstract ID# 232

    Presenting Author: Sean  Capstick |  Coauthor(s):  Jinliang Liu ,   Hong   Liu

    Summary Statement: Changing climate may have significant financial implications on operations of wind power plants due to increased stormy weather events and changed wind regimes.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • River restoration for express railway in Hong Kong


    Abstract ID# 475

    Presenting Author: Mark  Shea

    Summary Statement: The paper presented three main steps in river habitat restoration and summarized ecological data of the stream habitats long with photographic record of habitat/vegetation establishment .

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Road Ecology for Resilient Urban Ecosystem


    Abstract ID# 264

    Presenting Author: Namrata   Shrestha

    Summary Statement: Urban natural systems are highly stressed yet function as the only remaining habitat. This presentation will show two examples of road ecology applications in GTA to benefit urban ecosystem resiliency

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Robust decision making in the hydropower sector


    Abstract ID# 19

    Presenting Author: David  Huard |  Coauthor(s):  Michael Vieira ,   Nathalie   Thiémonge

    Summary Statement: Investments in hydropower infrastructures are sensitive to climate change. Here we present a web-based decision-aiding tool to integrate uncertain climate information in the decision-making process.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Romaine Complex – Follow-up of Social Impact


    Abstract ID# 444

    Presenting Author: Jean-Rene  Proulx

    Summary Statement: This presentation will address the adaptation of social impacts follow-studies of a major hydroelectric project to answer local communities concerns and improve social acceptability of the project.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Romaine hydroelectric complex:10 years' perspectiv


    Abstract ID# 286

    Presenting Author: Louise   Emond

    Summary Statement: The Romaine complex will include four hydroelectric developments (8,0 TWh). An overview of the extensive impact assessment study, public participation and development of main mitigation measures.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Rural Alaska Strategies: Flooding and Erosion


    Abstract ID# 606

    Presenting Author: Cara  Shonsey |  Coauthor(s):  Susan Wilson

    Summary Statement: Settlement and thawing of the permafrost has increased the risk of flooding and loss of infrastructure due to erosion in rural Alaska. Case studies mitigation strategies will be discussed.

    Acceptance Status: approved




    Abstract ID# 226

    Presenting Author: Alain  Tremblay

    Summary Statement: The commissioning the Rupert diversion-Eastmain-1-A-Sarcelle powerhouses resulted in freshwater flow decrease, a decrease of the water level and a saltwater intrusion of about 5 km into the Bay

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Sami landscape planning and impact assessment


    Abstract ID# 205

    Presenting Author: Rasmus  Larsen |  Coauthor(s):  Jenny Wik-Karlsson ,   Niila   Inga ,   Jonas Stinnerbom ,   Jakob Nygård

    Summary Statement: An emerging process of Sami landscape planning and impact assessment, wherein reindeer herding communities, with support from researchers, develop an alternative to state and corporate steered practic

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Sami people: natural resources and climate change


    Abstract ID# 78

    Presenting Author: Ezequiel  Pinto-Guillaume

    Summary Statement: The Sami people are strongly dependent on the natural resources available. How they perceive their natural resources and climate change must be taken into consideration when we work with assesments.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Sami rights and mineral permitting in Sweden


    Abstract ID# 433

    Presenting Author: Kaisa  Raitio |  Coauthor(s):  Christina Allard ,   Rebecca   Lawrence

    Summary Statement: Socio-legal analysis of mining policies, regulations and permit practices in Sweden concerning Sami indigenous peoples' rights, to explain failed IAs concerning Sami culture and reindeer herding.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Sami-State collaboration on cumulative effects


    Abstract ID# 252

    Presenting Author: Rasmus  Larsen |  Coauthor(s):  Kaisa Raitio

    Summary Statement: Indigenous-state collaboration in a facilitated a dialogue between Sami reindeer herders and Swedish permitting authorities in mining, wind energy, and forestry.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Scenario based approach for risk mapping


    Abstract ID# 265

    Presenting Author: Lydia  Cape |  Coauthor(s):  Gregory Olivier Schreiner ,   Luanita   Snyman-Van der Walt ,   Robert John Scholes ,   Paul Andrew Lochner

    Summary Statement: The South African shale gas scientific assessment, compiled by over 200 authors and peer reviewers from around the world, assesses seventeen topics by applying a rigorous risk assessment approach.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Scientifically Sound Climate Information


    Abstract ID# 527

    Presenting Author: Marco  Braun |  Coauthor(s):  David Huard ,   René   Roy ,   Diane Chaumont

    Summary Statement: Providing scientifically sound climate data, information and advice to the adaptation community: Climate Services at the Ouranos Consortium

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Scoping of IA in Canada - are we losing our focus?


    Abstract ID# 529

    Presenting Author: Earle   Hickey |  Coauthor(s):  Heather Giddens

    Summary Statement: Recent regulatory guidance for project IA has reverted to being all inclusive rather than assessments that are focused on factors that are most important.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • SE impacts of CC scenarios for sugarcane crop in S


    Abstract ID# 421

    Presenting Author: Alejandra Daniela  Mendizabal Cortes |  Coauthor(s):  Tadeu Fabrício Malheiros

    Summary Statement: We studied the socio-economic implications considering the changes in suitable areas for sugarcane culture expansion in SP-BR, based on CC forecast and three scenarios presented by Marin et al. (2007)

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • SEA Eemsmond-Delfzijl –are the plans future proo


    Abstract ID# 304

    Presenting Author: Steef  van Baalen |  Coauthor(s):  Karin van der Wel ,   Yoeri   Schenau

    Summary Statement: ARCADIS performed a SEA to test the feasibility of future developments and formulate local policies

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • SEA guidance: towards a more effective approach


    Abstract ID# 637

    Presenting Author: Marcelo  Montaño |  Coauthor(s):  Thomas Fischer

    Summary Statement: Guidance can play different roles within SEA systems, usually focused on the preparation of an SEA report. This paper is about the connection between guidance and the effectiveness of SEA systems.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • SEA in EU development cooperation – lessons afte


    Abstract ID# 79

    Presenting Author: Juan  Palerm |  Coauthor(s):  Bernard Crabbé

    Summary Statement: SEA should lead to environmentally sustainable strategic planning; but, does it? Practical lessons that can make a big difference. Learning from 10 years applying SEA in EU development cooperation.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • SEA of ore ports development in Maritime Guinea


    Abstract ID# 573

    Presenting Author: Mariama   Diallo |  Coauthor(s):  Jean Philippe WAAUB ,   Karim   SAMOURA ,   Alkhaly DOUMBOUYA ,   Dan Lansana KOUROUMA

    Summary Statement: An innovative approach coupling multicriteria decision aid, spatial analysis, and participatory approach has been tested in the case of ore port SEA in Maritime Guinea, focusing of fishery resources.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • SEA TOT in Indonesia under ESP3 Program


    Abstract ID# 466

    Presenting Author: Sri  Handayani |  Coauthor(s):  Maria Partidario ,   Triarko   Nurlambang ,   Adi Wiyana ,   Laksmi Wijayanti & Taswin Munier

    Summary Statement: Indonesia is pioneering a transition from IA to strategic thinking SEA adopting experiential learning and participatory in TOT that help participants to perform self-expression & extend learning zone

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Searching for evidence of learning in EIA


    Abstract ID# 577

    Presenting Author: Luis  Sánchez |  Coauthor(s):  Ross Mitchell

    Summary Statement: Three kinds of ‘learning outcomes’ - skills and knowledge, new behaviors and new norms and values - are cross-checked against four key groups of ‘learners’: proponents, consultants, regulators and sta

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • SEAs for major infrastructure programmes in SA


    Abstract ID# 77

    Presenting Author: Lydia  Cape |  Coauthor(s):  Dee Fischer ,   Paul   Lochner

    Summary Statement: SEAs for the SIPs: major infrastructure programmes in South Africa. Case studies: Renewable Energy Development Zones (SIP8), Transmission Grid Infrastructure (SIP10) and SKA project (SIP16).

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Sector Wide Impact Assessment on Mining in Myanmar


    Abstract ID# 207

    Presenting Author: Nora   Götzmann |  Coauthor(s):  Aung Kyaw Soe

    Summary Statement: Key findings and recommendations of the Sector Wide Impact Assessment (SWIA) on Mining in Myanmar will be presented, focusing on the human rights impacts of limestone, gold and tin mining.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Securing PF: A Process of Pain & Pleasure


    Abstract ID# 47

    Presenting Author: Kevin  D'Souza

    Summary Statement: The realities of working through local and international ESIA processes – and the challenges of developing partnerships with local stakeholders, consultants, government regulators and financiers

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • SESA of the Extractive Sector: Lessons Learned


    Abstract ID# 563

    Presenting Author: Andrea   Serra |  Coauthor(s):  Cristobal Martinez

    Summary Statement: Cardno will discuss challenges and lessons learned from implementing SESA as a tool in Mozambique to improve governance of the mining and gas sectors.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Shared Value in the Energy Sector


    Abstract ID# 561

    Presenting Author: Ross  Mitchell

    Summary Statement: This paper takes a critical look at how energy companies can deliver stakeholder value by maximizing opportunities, minimizing risks and delivering local benefits throughout all lifecycle stages.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • SIA as a Form of Social Learning? - Insights


    Abstract ID# 375

    Presenting Author: Will  Rifkin |  Coauthor(s):  Katherine Witt ,   Jo-Anne   Everingham

    Summary Statement: Rents doubled, business income quadrupled. Then, the construction phase for natural gas ended in south Queensland. How might impact monitoring cultivate social learning and enhance the legacy?

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Significance and GHGs in Impact Assessment


    Abstract ID# 271

    Presenting Author: Michael  Murphy |  Coauthor(s):  Sana Talebi ,   Julia   Kun ,   Sandra Banholzer

    Summary Statement: There is very little guidance available on how to assess the release of greenhouse gases from a project. New ideas are presented based on recent assessment experiences.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Significance thresholds to integrate CEA


    Abstract ID# 137

    Presenting Author: Chris  Joseph |  Coauthor(s):  Lee Failing ,   Zeeg   Taylor ,   David Angus ,   Anna Usborne & Erin Mutrie

    Summary Statement: Significance thresholds can be used to meaningfully integrate CEA into project-level assessment. Revolution not necessary; use tools we already have.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Smart cities widen EIA scopes


    Abstract ID# 566

    Presenting Author: Eric  Schellekens |  Coauthor(s):  Jonas Kroustrup

    Summary Statement: Based on recent sessions with the city of Vejle, this presentation will focus on the evolving key approaches of frontrunner cities to accelerate their transition into smart and resilient cities.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Smartening Smart Cities in India


    Abstract ID# 423

    Presenting Author: Urmila  Jha-Thakur |  Coauthor(s):  Damola Aderiye ,   Thomas   Fischer

    Summary Statement: This work develops a typology for smart-cities within the Indian context and explores its trend along with the role of EA practice in India to create a mutually beneficial system.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Social acceptability during the BAPE’s hearings


    Abstract ID# 24

    Presenting Author: Pierre  Baril |  Coauthor(s):  Jasmin Bergeron ,   Sylvie   Mondor ,   Annabelle Nadeau-Gagné ,   Catherine Plasse

    Summary Statement: The BAPE wanted to know how social acceptability has evolved and been covered throughout the organization’s 40-year history in its inquiry and public hearings reports.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Social dynamics prevent 400 MW hydropower-Porce IV


    Abstract ID# 665

    Presenting Author: Andres   Amaya |  Coauthor(s):  Yaddy Ruiz ,   Fabio   Sanchez

    Summary Statement: Migration of over 10 thousand people during preconstruction phase prevent Project development- tha Porce IV hydropower case

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Social impact assessment in an age of consent


    Abstract ID# 40

    Presenting Author: Jane  Munday

    Summary Statement: The extent to which SIAs inform long-term social performance depends on democratic participation and capturing varied worldviews and community stories not just time-bound data to win regulator’s ‘tick

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Social License and Indigenous Sovereignty


    Abstract ID# 365

    Presenting Author: Brian   Yates |  Coauthor(s):  Celesa Horvath

    Summary Statement: This paper will explore the concept of Social License as it applies to Indigenous communities as they advance governance and decision making in their territories.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Social response for CCS facilities in Japan


    Abstract ID# 390

    Presenting Author: Takehiko  Murayama |  Coauthor(s):  Fumino Iizuka

    Summary Statement: Social responses towards offshore implementation of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) facilities in Japan

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Socio-Economic Costs of UG&OC Coal Mining, India


    Abstract ID# 36

    Presenting Author: Galina  Williams

    Summary Statement: This paper presents a methodology for assessment of socio-economic costs from underground and open-cast coal mining. It can be used for estimation of social costs of specific coal mining projects.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Socio-economic effects management in BC, Canada


    Abstract ID# 576

    Presenting Author: Frank  Bohlken |  Coauthor(s):  Daria Hasselmann ,   Stephen   Roberts ,   Kelly Sims

    Summary Statement: This paper discusses socio-economic effects management planning in British Columbia, Canada, in context with Canadian and international experience.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Solar Power Development in the Mojave Desert


    Abstract ID# 612

    Presenting Author: Jim   Moore

    Summary Statement: Technical overview of the planning and science behind landscape scale planning for solar energy development in the Mojave Desert

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • spatial analysis to promote renwables


    Abstract ID# 599

    Presenting Author: Dee  Fischer |  Coauthor(s):  Harold Annergarn

    Summary Statement: This paper will highlight the importance of spatial analysis for national strategic projects to inform informed decision making.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Squamish EA Process: Getting to Informed Consent


    Abstract ID# 615

    Presenting Author: Aaron  Bruce

    Summary Statement: The federal and provincial EA processes do not provide a place for Indigenous informed consent. The Squamish EA process was initiated to address this shortcoming.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Stakeholder engagement in Rio Tinto's SEIA


    Abstract ID# 664

    Presenting Author: Julie  Malo-Sauvé |  Coauthor(s):  Étienne Lamy

    Summary Statement: Stakeholder engagement throughout SEIA: Challenges and Opportunities for Rio Tinto

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Status Quo of Korean HIA, Problems and Remedies


    Abstract ID# 139

    Presenting Author: Youngsoo  Lee |  Coauthor(s):  Sangki Choi ,   Yoojin   Kang ,   Nankyoung Moon

    Summary Statement: We analyzed status quo of Korean Health Impact Assessment, found problems and prepared remedies. There are 3 important issues and 2 remedies.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Steps towards Dutch health and sustainability


    Abstract ID# 447

    Presenting Author: Theo  van Alphen |  Coauthor(s):  Brigit Staatsen MSc

    Summary Statement: Development of a integral health impact assessment approach to promote health and citizens participation when spatial plans are designed and conducted under the new Environmental Act.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Strategic environmental assessment: a theoretical


    Abstract ID# 626

    Presenting Author: Evens  Emmanuel |  Coauthor(s):  Anie Bras

    Summary Statement: The implementation of the integrated water resources management in Haiti today requires alternative participation of different users, public, managers, scientists and international cooperation. This w

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Strengthening CC Risk Assessment in IDB Operations


    Abstract ID# 343

    Presenting Author: Hope  Herron |  Coauthor(s):  Maricarmen Esquivel Gallegos ,   Melissa   Barandiaran

    Summary Statement: This presentation will present findings on strategic climate risk assessment approaches and methodologies for Inter-American Development Bank project preparation and initial pilot project results.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Strengthening regulatory frameworks for IA


    Abstract ID# 596

    Presenting Author: Steve  Edwards |  Coauthor(s):  Rachel Asante-Owusu

    Summary Statement: Establishing regulatory frameworks to strengthen the IA process for driving reductions in BES impacts

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Substitution in Action: Case Studies from BC


    Abstract ID# 570

    Presenting Author: Kate  Haines

    Summary Statement: This paper will explore case studies on the implementation of substitution in BC, including observed benefits.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Supporting Indigenous Decisions in Complex IAs


    Abstract ID# 167

    Presenting Author: Anna  Usborne

    Summary Statement: By examining the complex context of recent large-scale IAs on Canada’s northwest coast, we share lessons for professionals who support Indigenous decision makers facing industrial development.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Sustainability in Canada’s EA processes review


    Abstract ID# 66

    Presenting Author: Robert  Gibson

    Summary Statement: How well sustainability purposes and implications have been incorporated in the Canadian federal EA review discussions and recommendations so far, and what might be done to address inadequacies.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Sustainability in EIS of sugarcane ethanol sector


    Abstract ID# 114

    Presenting Author: Davi Wilkson  Furtado Sozinho |  Coauthor(s):  Amarilis Lucia Casteli Figueiredo Gallardo ,   Roseli   Frederigi Benassi

    Summary Statement: Exploring how the Environmental Impact Assessment embraces the sustainability pillars in Brazilian sugarcane ethanol sector can help to promote better impact assessment of renewable energy.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Sustainable Food Systems: A choice?


    Abstract ID# 192

    Presenting Author: Anne   Dansey

    Summary Statement: Sustainable food systems? Is sustainable intensification the only answer or should government influence consumption patterns to reduce emission intensive diets?

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Sustainable Infrastructure - Lessons Learned


    Abstract ID# 203

    Presenting Author: David  Blaha

    Summary Statement: This session will focus on discussing key measures to improve infrastructure sustainability.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Systematic adaptive management can change EIA


    Abstract ID# 581

    Presenting Author: Brett  Wheler

    Summary Statement: How adaptive management can be actively incorporated into EIA decision-making and how a systematic approach to adaptive management can affect EIA decision-making itself

    Acceptance Status: approved




    Abstract ID# 93

    Presenting Author: KADI-HANIFI   HALIMA |  Coauthor(s):  ABDELLI SELWA ,   BENSEGHIR   LOUAÏ

    Summary Statement: In Algeria the steppe is a habitat of national and even international interest given its diversity of flora and fauna. This training has undergone intense degradation.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • The Benefit of Air Pollution Mitigation by EIA


    Abstract ID# 247

    Presenting Author: Yumi  Kim |  Coauthor(s):  Eugene Kang ,   Young-Joon   Lee ,   Nankyoung Moon ,   Youngsoo Lee

    Summary Statement: The social benefit for PM10, NO2, and SO2 emissions reduced by EIA for thermal power plants in South Korea during the last 5-years was $2,137 million (median).

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • The Clearances of Northern Alberta: Failure of IA


    Abstract ID# 105

    Presenting Author: Patricia  McCormack

    Summary Statement: Contemporary Aboriginal displacement from their traditional lands in northern Alberta, facilitated by processes of IA, is comparable to the infamous 19th C Highland Clearances.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • The Consideration of Living Heritage in the U.S.


    Abstract ID# 426

    Presenting Author: Christopher  Polglase

    Summary Statement: As a component of this panel session, I will summarize how living heritage protection is integrated into broader national and local heritage protection programs in the U.S.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • The Cumulative Effects of Everything: A Debate


    Abstract ID# 668

    Presenting Author: Miles  Scott-Brown

    Summary Statement: The Cumulative Effects of Everything features a panel debate that will examine the question as to whether cumulative effects/impact assessment is really needed?

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • The Cumulative Effects of Everything: A Debate


    Abstract ID# 580

    Presenting Author: Bill  Ross

    Summary Statement: The Cumulative Effects of Everything features a panel debate that will examine the question as to whether cumulative effects/impact assessment is really needed? The yes side will argue for the practic

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • The Cumulative Effects of Everything: A Debate


    Abstract ID# 608

    Presenting Author: Pablo  Baranao |  Coauthor(s):  Bill Ross ,   Miles   Scott-Brown ,   Juan Quinteros

    Summary Statement: The only effects that really matter (to any valued component) are the cumulative effects. So, those must be known to a decision maker if effective decisions are to be made.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • The Cumulative Effects of Everything: A Debate


    Abstract ID# 610

    Presenting Author: Juan  Quintero |  Coauthor(s):  Bill Ross ,   Miles   Scott-Brown ,   Pablo Baranao

    Summary Statement: The Cumulative Effects of Everything features a panel debate that will examine the question as to whether cumulative effects/impact assessment is really needed? The yes side will argue for the practic

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • The Cumulative Effects of Everything: A Debate


    Abstract ID# 647

    Presenting Author: George  Hegmann

    Summary Statement: The Cumulative Effects of Everything features a panel debate that will examine the question as to whether cumulative effects/impact assessment is really needed? The yes side will argue for the practic

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • The Federal EA Panel: Expectations vs Reality


    Abstract ID# 429

    Presenting Author: Cole  Atlin

    Summary Statement: This paper reviews the material presented in three Federal panel sessions, as well as publicly available submissions, and compares it to the conclusions of the panel.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • The Hebron Benefits Plan: Two Steps Forward…


    Abstract ID# 75

    Presenting Author: Mark  Shrimpton

    Summary Statement: A review of the requirements, approaches and contents, and implementation successes and shortcomings, of the Benefits Plan for ExxonMobil’s $14-billion Hebron offshore oilfield development project in

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • the Independent Environmental Consultant's Role


    Abstract ID# 138

    Presenting Author: David  Blaha

    Summary Statement: Provide overview of the role of the Independent Environmental and Social Consultant in the project finance cycle

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • The Industry Evidence Programme: A Systematic and


    Abstract ID# 259

    Presenting Author: Rufus  Howard

    Summary Statement: The Industry Evidence Programme analyses collated data from EIAs, mitigation plans, licence conditions, monitoring, & strategic evidence, to benchmark the state of evidence & knowledge in a sector

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • The Legitimacy Project: Building Better EIA


    Abstract ID# 504

    Presenting Author: Patricia  Fitzpatrick

    Summary Statement: The Legitimacy Project is a partnership designed to strengthen public confidence through examining what would be required to move from public participation to community engagement in EA.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • The Local Ecological Footprinting Tool (LEFT)


    Abstract ID# 452

    Presenting Author: Peter  Long

    Summary Statement: LEFT is a web-based decision support tool which provides reports and maps at 30m resolution of the landscape pattern of relative ecological value anywhere globally. www.left.ox.ac.uk

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • The Mackenzie Valley Review Board's Experience


    Abstract ID# 366

    Presenting Author: Brett  Wheler

    Summary Statement: I will share the experience of the Mackenzie Valley Review Board (Northwest Territories, Canada) in applying organized reasoning tools to a recent environmental assessment process & report-writing..

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • The most engaged citizens and mobilisation in IA


    Abstract ID# 443

    Presenting Author: Ivar  Lyhne |  Coauthor(s):  Helle Nielsen ,   Sara Bjørn   Aaen

    Summary Statement: The group of most engaged citizen (called a.o. "fire souls") often play an important role in IA. But why do they invest numerous hours in policy-making?

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • The Need for Change in Urban Flood Management


    Abstract ID# 71

    Presenting Author: Simon  Gaskell |  Coauthor(s):  Luke Strickland ,   Anthony   Guay

    Summary Statement: Our understanding of climate change impacts on urban flooding is always changing. Problems result from bad communication and short-term plans. Flood management must therefore adapt to meet urban needs

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • The Red List and IA


    Abstract ID# 156

    Presenting Author: Jared  Hardner

    Summary Statement: Lists of threatened species (e.g. IUCN's Red List) may be misleading in IA. We discuss how to address potential issues.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • The role of academics and other experts in SIA


    Abstract ID# 511


    Summary Statement: This paper analyzes the role of experts, academics and universities in the adoption of SIA in Mexico

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • The role of EIA in greenhouse gas mitigation


    Abstract ID# 88

    Presenting Author: Bryan  Jenkins

    Summary Statement: The paper compares the role of EIA in Western Australia (with comprehensive provisions) and New Zealand (with no provisions) in addressing greenhouse gas emissions.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • The role of UNDRIP in Canada's federal EA process


    Abstract ID# 584

    Presenting Author: Analise  Saely |  Coauthor(s):  Christina Mulvena ,   Candace   Anderson

    Summary Statement: This presentation will focus on the participation of Indigenous groups in decision-making, and how to better incorporate traditional knowledge in Canadian federal EA methodology and analysis.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • The Turcot interchange, a Carboneutral structure.


    Abstract ID# 335

    Presenting Author: Benoit  Lagarde

    Summary Statement: Major infrastructure projects are now planned to be carboneutral. the Turcot interchange is one them. Ins and outs of carboneutrality are studied and discussed.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • The White Glove Approach


    Abstract ID# 73

    Presenting Author: Steven  Collins

    Summary Statement: When impacts to critical natural habitat are unavoidable, best practice measures must be implemented to minimize impacts to these habitats and their inhabitants.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • There is no time; what is memory


    Abstract ID# 109

    Presenting Author: gary  macdonald

    Summary Statement: Maybe it's time to commoditize basic social due diligence in Project Finance so social specialists can "get off the tour" and focus on key areas of proponent capacity and risk to communities.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Thermal comfort in typical CBD:Case study of Korea


    Abstract ID# 632

    Presenting Author: Saekyul  Ahn |  Coauthor(s):  Dongkun Lee

    Summary Statement: Thermal environments of typical CBD areas were assessed with different mitigation scenarios considering future climate change. A case study of Seoul, Korea.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Thresholds and Significance in Indigenous IA


    Abstract ID# 677

    Presenting Author: Carolyn  Whittaker |  Coauthor(s):  Craig Candler

    Summary Statement: This paper outlines approaches to identifying thresholds for determining significance within indigenous impact assessment that can be respectful and build both trust and credibility.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • TK, CC and EAs: Exploring Linkages


    Abstract ID# 481

    Presenting Author: Natalie   Bourbonnais-Spear |  Coauthor(s):  Tania Therien

    Summary Statement: Exploring how climate knowledge of northern indigenous peoples can inform effects of climate change on development projects, and proposing avenues in which this knowledge can be used directly in EAs.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • TMS improves the environmental quality


    Abstract ID# 462

    Presenting Author: Sang Hee  Lee |  Coauthor(s):  Jong Woo Choi Choi

    Summary Statement: The Compliance and the enforcement of Tele monitoring system have improved the environmental quality and prevented the environmental accidents via alarming system in Republic of Korea.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Traditional Use Assessment via Pathways of Effects


    Abstract ID# 282

    Presenting Author: Marc  Léger |  Coauthor(s):  Loraine Cox ,   Anjala   Puvananathan ,   Tracy Wright

    Summary Statement: Visual pathways of effects strengthen assessments of project impacts on traditional use by linking changes to air, water, land, plants, fish and wildlife, to effects on Indigenous groups.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • TransCanada's Socio-Economic Assessment Catalogue


    Abstract ID# 582

    Presenting Author: Gustavo  Mendoza Gutierrez |  Coauthor(s):  Stevie Snyman

    Summary Statement: A digital tool, developed under TransCanada's Socio-Economic Program, to analyze and enhance socio-economic assessments, and assist in the development of socio-economic impact management measures.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Transition from Impact to Strategic thinking SEA


    Abstract ID# 382

    Presenting Author: Maria   Partidario |  Coauthor(s):  Sri Handayani

    Summary Statement: Using strategic thinking SEA requires change in mental models used in impact based SEA, and participatory and group dynamic techniques can help this transition

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • UK action on assessing GHG significance in EIA


    Abstract ID# 145

    Presenting Author: George  Vergoulas |  Coauthor(s):  Josh Fothergill

    Summary Statement: Are all GHG emissions significant in EIA from a UK perspective, and how might this differ between comparative and absolute emissions?

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Uncertainty in EA: Provisions and practices


    Abstract ID# 117

    Presenting Author: Bram  Noble |  Coauthor(s):  Olena Pavlyuk ,   Juliette   Lees ,   Jochen Jaeger ,   Jill Blakley

    Summary Statement: We present an analysis of provisions in Canadian EA legislation, regulations and guidance for addressing and communicating uncertainty, and how uncertainties are considered in EA practice.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Unique vulnerabilities, out-of-the box engagement


    Abstract ID# 696

    Presenting Author: Gabriella  Factor

    Summary Statement: How and by whom should vulnerability be defined? How to engage with the most vulnerable in a context of multiple vulnerabilities and conflict? Learnings from a participatory and multidisciplinary approach.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Unlocking biodiversity data from EIA


    Abstract ID# 569

    Presenting Author: Siro  Masinde |  Coauthor(s):  Tim Hirsch ,   Selywn   Willoughby ,   Reuben Roberts ,   Simon Wilson & Henk Kloosterman

    Summary Statement: We present best practices for gathering and publishing biodiversity data to make it accessible and reusable; and show how aggregated data is used to study the effects of climate change.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Updating the Rapid Environment Impact Assessment


    Abstract ID# 326

    Presenting Author: Charles  Kelly

    Summary Statement: The presentation covers the history of the Rapid Environmental Assessment tool, development of complementary tools, the degree to which the REA can be revised, and the role it may play in the future.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Urban design and city thermally responds for KAFD


    Abstract ID# 250

    Presenting Author: Jens Christian  Bennetsen |  Coauthor(s):  Jakob STROMANN-ANDERSEN ,   SHARI   LIBICKI

    Summary Statement: Combining architecture with advanced scientific engineering, the sensed temperature in the heart of a new urban district in Saudi Arabia have dropped by up to 8 degrees Celsius.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Urban Highways and Heat Island Effect


    Abstract ID# 126

    Presenting Author: Daniel  Gauthier |  Coauthor(s):  Pierre Bourguignon

    Summary Statement: Highway projects can amplify existing Urban Heat Islands (UHI) or create new ones. Innovative tools and design approaches can reduce the impact of Highway Projects on UHI and Climate Change.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Urban Infrastructure Construction & the Vulnerable


    Abstract ID# 578

    Presenting Author: Alan  Dabbs

    Summary Statement: The presentation reviews experiences engaging vulnerable populations affected by the land acquisition and construction of urban infrastructure improvements in Latin America.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Urban sprawl and social vulnerability on disaster


    Abstract ID# 170

    Presenting Author: Kyungwan  Bae |  Coauthor(s):  Juchul Jung ,   Dalbyul   Lee ,   Sungho Lee

    Summary Statement: This study aims to determine the relationship between floodplain development by urbanization and social vulnerability and to identify how the disaster varies by the relationship.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • URBAN STRATEGY TOOL – engage stakeholders better


    Abstract ID# 303

    Presenting Author: Steef  van Baalen |  Coauthor(s):  Hannes Sanders ,   Jeroen   Borst

    Summary Statement: UrbanStrategy enables fast integral analysis of initiatives impact for spatial development. This method enables co-creation with stakeholders where the impact of solutions is displayed immediately.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Using resilience to offset cumulative impacts


    Abstract ID# 617

    Presenting Author: Ruari  Carthew |  Coauthor(s):  Chuck Hubert

    Summary Statement: Incorporating regional resilience in environmental assessment to assess significance: a case study on adaptation from a diamond mine expansion and climate change in Canada’s north

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Using Traditional Knowledge for mine reclamation


    Abstract ID# 220

    Presenting Author: peter  croal |  Coauthor(s):  mary boyden ,   Martin   millen

    Summary Statement: The presentation describes how to use Traditional Knowledge for mine reclamation near a gold mine.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • VAA: A Tool to Inform CSA Policy


    Abstract ID# 587

    Presenting Author: Andrea  Serra

    Summary Statement: Cardno will discuss the use of VAA as a tool to inform policy and programming to address challenges in food security, poverty and climate vulnerability and to support CSA integration and scalability.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment in the Min


    Abstract ID# 698

    Presenting Author: Anne  Hammill

    Summary Statement: Vulnerability and adaptation assessment methods will be presented that can assist local communities in identifying current and future vulnerabilities to their livelihoods, and assess and select adaptive options.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Vulnerability mapping for sensitive populations


    Abstract ID# 183

    Presenting Author: Marla  Orenstein

    Summary Statement: Vulnerability mapping is a potentially useful way of helping municipalities understand and prepare for health effects that may arise under different climate change-related extreme events.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Water resources and conflict in a semi arid region


    Abstract ID# 522

    Presenting Author: Marcel  Scarton |  Coauthor(s):  Pedro Bettencourt ,   Cláudia   Fulgêncio ,   Alberto Schwartzman

    Summary Statement: The paper discusses the São Francisco Management Plan case study and presents findings of the public participation process, highlighting the challenges of sustainability

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Weak incompliance limits EIA effectiveness


    Abstract ID# 200

    Presenting Author: Arend   Kolhoff

    Summary Statement: A research in Georgia and Ghana showed that EIA effectiveness is limited due to weak capacitiy for monitoring, inspection and enforcement.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Weather modeling - Noise impacts & Climate Change


    Abstract ID# 302

    Presenting Author: Patrice  Choquette |  Coauthor(s):  Pascal Rhéaume

    Summary Statement: WSP has developed a tool which predicts weather conditions allowing for accurate predictions of dust and noise emissions. Its aim is to optimize production under changing weather conditions.

    Acceptance Status: approved




    Abstract ID# 57

    Presenting Author: Ulrika  Gunnarsson-Östling |  Coauthor(s):  Antoienette Wärnbäck

    Summary Statement: This paper explores how Swedish municipalities consider and reflect upon and also how they formulate alternatives when making comprehensive plans and assessing them.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • What role will IA play in the Circular Economy?


    Abstract ID# 627

    Presenting Author: Josh  Fothergill

    Summary Statement: The Circular Economy is poorly understood in IA, but could be central to a sustainable future. An author of forthcoming Standard BS8001 will discuss its potential relation to IA organizations.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • When fire is Sacred


    Abstract ID# 641

    Presenting Author: Michael  Edelstein

    Summary Statement: Some Native Hawaiians oppose geothermal energy as an affront to the worship of Pele, Goddess of Fire. Psycho-Social Impact Assessment is employed as a basis for valuing such indigenous concepts.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Where is the value in Landscape?


    Abstract ID# 312

    Presenting Author: Michelle  Bolger

    Summary Statement: Developing definitions of valued landscapes in the English planning system A review of how planning appeals and court judgements are defining the meaning of a valued landscape.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Widening ESIA's Focus: from Tangible to Intangible


    Abstract ID# 588

    Presenting Author: Amanda  Chisholm |  Coauthor(s):  Julio Jesus

    Summary Statement: This paper explores the challenges and opportunities of assessing intangible alongside tangible expressions of cultural heritage, required by changing international policy and performance standards

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Will all our benefits from fishing be protected?


    Abstract ID# 125

    Presenting Author: Matt  Hammond |  Coauthor(s):  Anna Usborne

    Summary Statement: Impacts on First Nations may be better evaluated, communicated and avoided in project EA by integrating ecosystem services. Experiences from EAs on Canada’s northwest coast will illustrate this idea.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Wind power and Saami consultation processes


    Abstract ID# 636

    Presenting Author: Anett  Sasvari

    Summary Statement: Specific attention will be given the consultation process and how Saami claims are articulated, interpreted and then materialised or erased in the consultation activities with wind power corporations.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Wind-wildlife risks and wind power in Argentina


    Abstract ID# 575

    Presenting Author: Romina  Aramburu |  Coauthor(s):  Caleb Gordon

    Summary Statement: Argentina is expanding wind power yet limited data and guidance exists on risks to bird/bat biodiversity. An initiative to standardize data gathering and assess risks for decision-making is presented.

    Acceptance Status: approved


  • Working with Uncertain Climate Futures


    Abstract ID# 371

    Presenting Author: Philip  Byer

    Summary Statement: Best practices for identifying and using climate projections to assess life-cycle project impacts. Special attention on addressing and communicating uncertainties.

    Acceptance Status: approved