IAIA17 Sessions

Following is a list of IAIA17 Annual Conference Sessions.

Sorting Options  |  Accepts Submissions: Yes - Open  |  Yes - by Invitation Only  |  No - Closed
  • A new guidance for air quality impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 36

    Lead Chair: Franco  DiGiovanni |  CoChair(s):  Miguel Coutinho

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Have your say in developing new IAIA guidelines! This workshop will present new IAIA guidelines on Air Quality Impact Assessments. It will provide a vehicle to encourage use and adoption of the new guide and seek feedback from users of the guide.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Aashukan - highlights and lessons learned

     

    Session Proposal ID 89

    Lead Chair: Marc  Dunn |  CoChair(s):  Paul John Murdoch

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  Indigenous Peoples

    This session will summarize the main outcomes, findings and conclusions from Aashukan, a two-day indigenous event held prior to the IAIA 2017 conference in Eeyou Istchee, northern Quebec, Canada. A rapporteur will present to the audience and an open discussion will follow. All IAIA participants are welcome.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Adapting EIA approaches to address climate change in urban highway projects

     

    Session Proposal ID 208

    Lead Chair: Malcolm  Smith

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Climate Change

    This session explores the premise that urban highway EIA and SEA have a special need to address climate change because the projects introduce causative factors and have the technological potential to address issues. Experts will show current practice and future promise for urban highway EIA to addresses climate change.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Adapting project descriptions for infrastructure in a changing climate

     

    Session Proposal ID 247

    Lead Chair: Cameron  Mclean |  CoChair(s):  Isaac Voyageur

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    The Cree First Nations are located in the Quebec Boreal forest, which is anticipated to feel the effects of climate change therefore the building of resilient communities involves considering the possible long term effects of climate change, and to address these through projects submitted to Environmental Impact Assessment.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Adding organized reasoning to the IA process: Lessons learned

     

    Session Proposal ID 104

    Lead Chair: Glenn  Brown |  CoChair(s):  Graham Seagel

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This session describes guidelines for clear argument, called Organized Reasoning, intended to make IA documents faster to write and clearer for audiences to understand. The experiences and perspectives of different organizations, which have engaged in formal OR training and have applied their new skills within their operations, will be shared.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Assessing climate change and disaster impact on urban area

     

    Session Proposal ID 114

    Lead Chair: Juchul  Jung

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This session focuses on 1. Climate Change Impact - Climate Change Scenarios analysis - Impact of Climate change on Natural Disasters 2. Disaster Impact Assessment - Assessing Community Impacts of Natural Disasters - Disaster Resilience - Assessing risk and reducing disaster

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Assessing climate change issues in EA: The use of models

     

    Session Proposal ID 153

    Lead Chair: Jean-Philippe  Waaub |  CoChair(s):  Davide Geneletti

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Modeling and decision support system tools are designed to assess climate change issues in environmental assessment. They take into account complex systemic relationships on the long term. Strategic and project levels are facing methodological challenges related to predictive, prospective, spatial, and comparative approaches that will be discussed.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Assessing livelihoods as part of social impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 93

    Lead Chair: Marielle  Rowan

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Contribute a paper about addressing livelihoods in SIA. Relevant issues include access and use of natural resources, ecosystem services, resilience and diversity of economic resources, induced development, enhancing employment opportunities, gender, and sustainable livelihood theory.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Assessing worlds river basins in a climate change context

     

    Session Proposal ID 257

    Lead Chair: Pedro  Bettencourt |  CoChair(s):  Johann Koeppel ,   Marianna   Siegmund-Schultze ,   Marcel Scarton ,   Alberto Schvartzman

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Climate Change

    Climate change and growing popultion impose multiple challenges on the world's aquifiers and river basins. This session is focused on river basins assessment and best practices of planning, and discusses the contribution of EIAs and SEAs to preserve the world's freshwater resources, and its related ecosystems and habitats.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Biodiversity issues in EA

     

    Session Proposal ID 278

    Lead Chair: Rachel  Asante-Owusu

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Biodiversity offsetting: Governance, management & monitoring

     

    Session Proposal ID 255

    Lead Chair: Randall  Krichbaum |  CoChair(s):  Michel Berube ,   Pamela   Gunther

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Biodiversity and Ecology

    The use of biodiversity offsets - also known as compensatory mitigations - has become an established tool in EIA as the final option in the mitigation hierarchy. This session presents case studies of various best practice biodiversity offsetting projects and mitigation banking examples, followed by a discussion on best practice offsetting governance.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Biodiversity-inclusive IA in the context of the CBD & the 2030 Agenda

     

    Session Proposal ID 280

    Lead Chair: Roel  Slootweg

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This workshop will present preliminary conclusions of a study, commissioned by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, on the global state of affairs regarding guidance on, and application of, biodiversity-inclusive impact assessment, in the context of the intensified work of the CBD on the mainstreaming of biodiversity into development polices and economic sectors. The workshop will provide a platform to identify and discuss opportunities for further contributions to the biodiversity agenda by the impact assessment work, in particular  in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Building the business case for climate change adaptation

     

    Session Proposal ID 258

    Lead Chair: Laurent  Da Silva |  CoChair(s):  David Viner ,   Pravin   Karki

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This session will demonstrate the need to develop a robust business case for incorporating adaptation and resilience into major infrastructure projects, and will present tools developed to quantify economic and financial benefits of climate change resilience in project design and EIA.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • CEA and climate change: Who defines the baseline and forecast scenarios?

     

    Session Proposal ID 239

    Lead Chair: Margaret  Scott

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    A clear strategy to manage and communicate potential cumulative effects of large scale development on climate change is needed. This requires national or multi-national management policies, monitoring networks, and modelling tools. So who is responsible for developing this strategy and defining the baseline conditions and forecast scenarios?

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Challenges and solutions to assessing and managing cumulative effects

     

    Session Proposal ID 212

    Lead Chair: Sonya  Meier |  CoChair(s):  Ben Wheeler ,   Shannon   Bard ,   Darrell Desjardin

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This session explores CEA challenges from marine projects on marine ecosystems and species, and explores new CEA approaches in marine environments. Topics include monitoring and statistical designs, regulatory complexities in legislating assessments and mitigation, and stakeholder initiatives to mitigate cumulative effects in coastal ecosystems.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Climate Change & IA - Good practice and assessment challenges

     

    Session Proposal ID 265

    Lead Chair: Arend  Kolhoff |  CoChair(s):  Sean Capstick ,   Aaron   Goldschmidt

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Climate Change

    Assessment of a changing climate is a powerful planning tool as part of an ESIA and has become a regular part of the process. This session will describe how guidance across the globe varies, identify how uncertainties are being addressed and provide good practice case studies.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Climate change as a source of conflict in the oil and gas industry

     

    Session Proposal ID 43

    Lead Chair: Morgan  Hauptfleisch |  CoChair(s):  Arne Dalfelt

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    A fun roleplay about the climate change impacts of a controversial (fictitious) oil or gas field development. The session simulates a public meeting and improves understanding of how impacts are perceived by different stakeholders. An analysis of the debate will be given after the play.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Climate change health impact assessment and risk-based decision-making

     

    Session Proposal ID 227

    Lead Chair: Emma  Hartnett |  CoChair(s):  Erik Sparling

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Climate and health researchers will present quantitative and qualitative methodologies for predicting, monitoring, and evaluating the health consequences of climate change impacts. Through a series of case studies, presenters discuss health impact assessment approaches as they relate to decision-support in adapting to the threats to health.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Climate change impacts on human health

     

    Session Proposal ID 137

    Lead Chair: Geetha  Ramesh |  CoChair(s):  Tamer Alexan Gorgy

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

    To date, most climate change research has focused on environmental effects and not health effects. This session will deal with the effects of climate change, e.g. extreme heat waves, changes in precipitation, and degraded air quality on human health and in developed and developing countries.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Climate change vulnerability & assessment in the mining sector

     

    Session Proposal ID 20

    Lead Chair: Greg  Radford

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    The mining sector is increasingly challenged by the need to assess, plan, and adapt to changes in the climate. This theme forum will discuss the latest global trends.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Climate smart(er) IA's role in implementing the Paris Agreement and beyond

     

    Session Proposal ID 16

    Lead Chair: Weston  Fisher |  CoChair(s):  Arend Kolhoff

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section Topic:  Climate Change

    The role of IAIA and IA Practitiioners in addressing the recommendations emerging from the Paris Agreements.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Compliance and enforcement in environmental assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 38

    Lead Chair: Steve  Chapman |  CoChair(s):  Davis Jones

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This session will bring together international experience in the field of compliance and enforcement as it relates to environmental assessment. Topics of investigation include the drafting of enforceable conditions, enforcement experience in the field, tools that enable compliance and facilitate monitoring, and efforts to promote compliance.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Contention, social movements and the politics of impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 101

    Lead Chair: John  Devlin

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Public Participation

    Projects continue to put economic valuations foremost while social and environmental concerns are given only secondary consideration. This session will presents cases demonstrating how publics mobilize to redress this imbalance and the political dynamics that such efforts create.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Country dilemmas between their need for energy, and avoiding climate change

     

    Session Proposal ID 42

    Lead Chair: Arne  Dalfelt |  CoChair(s):  Frank Eklo

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Developing countries are increasingly suffering the consequenses of global fossil fuel use leading to climate change impacts, while at the same time in need of increasing their fossil energy use for development. This session will hear experiences from developing countries where solutions to the dilemmas are sought, or adaptations done.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • CSRM Section World Cafe

     

    Session Proposal ID 121

    Lead Chair: Sara  Bice

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  Corporate Stewardship and Risk Management

    It’s the last day of the conference. You’re brimming with ideas, enthusiastic about the IA year ahead and wondering how it was that you came to be salsa dancing in a beaver tail hat after last night’s banquet. It’s tempting to stay in bed, but you hear that little voice saying (in Canadian accent, of course), “But it’s a World Café, eh?!” GET UP! C

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Cultural Heritage and the challenge of climate change and community well-be

     

    Session Proposal ID 281

    Lead Chair: Veronique Karin  Simon |  CoChair(s):  Inge Lindblom

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Cultural heritage and landscapes around the world are challenged by climate and societal changes.  This session discusses heritage’s conservation and management in the development of sustainable places. The goal is to introduce the threats encountered and the possibilities offered by the connections between past and future, and evaluate innovative approaches.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Cultural resources as a component of SEA

     

    Session Proposal ID 205

    Lead Chair: Arlene  Fleming

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  Cultural Heritage

    This workshop will examine SEAs that have included cultural resources, and others wherein attention to cultural resources was lacking but would have been beneficial. Workshop participants will identify and discuss strategies for stimulating attention to cultural resources in SEA, including training and institutional collaboration.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Digital impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 199

    Lead Chair: Jona  Bjarnadottir |  CoChair(s):  Jan Nuesink

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    The on-going efforts in the IAIA community with innovative impact assessment approaches in the digital era will have a follow-up on this occasion. This paper based session inspires discussion by sharing experience with digital IA methods, pilot projects and interactive tools to support informed decision making.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Discussing IA good practices within the project finance cycle

     

    Session Proposal ID 116

    Lead Chair: Peter   Moore

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section Topic:  Impact Assessment Law, Policies, and Practice

    This session will examine impact assessment good practices (and challenges) within the project finance cycle. The panel will be comprised of an Equator Principles Financing Institution, an international EHSS consultancy, an Industry executive and a social management consultant experienced in working with project affected communities.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Don't confuse me with the facts!

     

    Session Proposal ID 206

    Lead Chair: Jeffrey  Barnes

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section Topic:  Public Participation

    IA administrators face pressures from rapidly articulated positions that are sometimes not confused by fact, political in nature, and highly critical and dismissive of proponent’s evidence. Panelists from academia, ENGOS, regulatory authorities and proponents explore their perspectives on the implications of this for evidence based decision making.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Economic impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 39

    Lead Chair: Galina  Williams |  CoChair(s):  Alla Susko

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Social Impact Assessment

    Economic Impact Assessment (EcIA) is important part of EIA. While EcIA is limited to reporting output, employment and income multipliers in many cases, there are many economic impact assessment tools that have not been extensively used in practice. A range of international case studies that demonstrate the potential use of these tools is provided.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Energy needs and the climate dilemma

     

    Session Proposal ID 253

    Lead Chair: Arne  Dalfelt |  CoChair(s):  Joseph Essandoh-Yeddu ,   Frank   Eklo

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Maintaining economic development and growth while safeguarding ecosystems and addressing climate change. What can an impact assessor do at project or program level to contribute to a solution or reduce the dilemma? Speakers from the energy industry as well as climate research will discuss options.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • ESIA & climate smart agriculture – Can “Big Ag” make the shift?

     

    Session Proposal ID 241

    Lead Chair: Jeannette  Tramhel |  CoChair(s):  Ijeoma Vincent-Akpu ,   Ann   Pacey

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

    Agriculture is one of the biggest producers of GHG emissions. To meet targets proposed by COP21, we need a shift towards climate smart agriculture. This panel will deconstruct CSA, related concepts, look at case studies and application for scaling up, and consider ESIA as a tool to encourage a shift towards sustainability.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Ethical dilemmas in impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 13

    Lead Chair: Marla  Orenstein

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This interactive, panel-based session seeks to foster discussion on some of the uncomfortable ethical issues that impact assessment practitioners encounter. By sharing our problems, experiences and solutions, participants will realize they are not alone and may learn new approaches for resolving ethical dilemmas.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Expanding IA by including Indigenous concepts of inter-relationships

     

    Session Proposal ID 170

    Lead Chair: Kepa   Morgan |  CoChair(s):  Vincent Malcolm-Buchanan ,   Robyn   Manuel

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Indigenous Peoples

    Indigenous Knowledge sees reality in ways that link people to place. Are global efforts addressing climate change cognisant of the disproportionate impacts experienced by Indigenous Peoples due to their place-based identities? Can IA adapt to address these complex realities and produce enduring solutions to climate change?

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Experience on the use of impact assessment as a design tool (World Cafe)

     

    Session Proposal ID 51

    Lead Chair: Elsa  João

    Session Format:  Debate  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Using a World Cafe format, this session aims to explore the issues involved in using impact assessment as a design tool and to share the experience gained in this regard. All aspects of impact assessment will be considered. Possibility of a FasTips on this topic will also be discussed.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Financial engineering in impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 190

    Lead Chair: Eric  Schellekens

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  Climate Change

    This workshop intended to exchange and enrich proven ways of integrating and valuing future risk assessment (future stress test) in the roadmap towards resiliency. Arcadis recently developed, tested and applied with success an innovative Resilience Pathway to accelerate adaptation of cities to extreme weather events and climate change.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Follow-up studies on impacts of reservoirs over time: Beyond perceptions

     

    Session Proposal ID 193

    Lead Chair: Alain  Tremblay |  CoChair(s):  Sandie Poliquin

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Reservoirs have been criticize for many environmental impacts related to the flooding of land and follow-up studies and research programs have been conducted over the last 40 years. What does post-project studies tells us about their documented impacts on both natural and human environment?

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Forging partnerships to address CC issues in the oil and gas sector

     

    Session Proposal ID 46

    Lead Chair: Peter  Croal |  CoChair(s):  Arne Dalfelt

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Communities are in need of increased energy at the same time as they are threatened by climate change and environmental degradation. This workshop will look for opportunities to bring people together to form partnerships and problem solve with respect to this dilemma, with a particular focus on developing countries.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Going beyond national standards: IFI requirements to manage biodiversity

     

    Session Proposal ID 118

    Lead Chair: Peter   Moore

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section Topic:  Biodiversity and Ecology

    International Financing Institutions often require its clients to carry out supplemental biodiversity assessments to ensure that the projects they finance meet their policy requirements. This session will include a series of case studies that examine the challenges (and opportunities) when faced with the requirement to go beyond national standards.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Good examples of SEA as a facilitator for sustainable planning

     

    Session Proposal ID 222

    Lead Chair: Charlotta  Faith-Ell ,   Berit   Balfors

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Strategic Environmental Assessment

    This session aims at discussing proposals and mechanisms for a more effective SEA practice through the presentation of good examples. The session is carried out within the Swedish research program called Sustainable Planning and Environmental Assessment Knowledge (SPEAK).

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Governance and public participation in EIA: State of the art and trends

     

    Session Proposal ID 188

    Lead Chair: Mario  Gauthier |  CoChair(s):  Louis Simard

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    The aim of the session is to propose some reviews on the state of the art of EIA practices in matter of governance and public participation.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Governance of social and environmental performance of the extractive sector

     

    Session Proposal ID 161

    Lead Chair: Rauno  Sairinen |  CoChair(s):  Daniel Franks

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Social Impact Assessment

    Many policy, management and planning tools exist to address social and environmental issues in the extractive sector, including EIA, SIA, CSR, social impact management plans, community development programmes etc. This paper session provides a platform to analyse and discuss the success and failures of these tools.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Green vs. green - Does IA offer the objective framework for decision making

     

    Session Proposal ID 112

    Lead Chair: Jan  Nuesink |  CoChair(s):  Margaret Trias

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Large alternative energy developments provoke controversy due to local livability impacts notwithstanding global climate change desirability. Such ´green versus green´ antithesis poses issues for IA and practitioners. This panel based session inspires discussion by sharing experience to deal with dilemmas and support informed decision making.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Guidelines for energy policies, plans and programmes SEA

     

    Session Proposal ID 27

    Lead Chair: Thomas  Fischer |  CoChair(s):  Manuel Welsch

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This session calls on those involved in writing and / or applying guidelines for energy policy, plan and programme SEAs to share their experiences and to provide recommendations for others interested in energy SEA.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Health Impact Assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 276

    Lead Chair: Francesca  Viliani

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Healthy planet, healthy people: The role of impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 138

    Lead Chair: Francesca  Viliani |  CoChair(s):  Nicholas King ,   mervin   mason

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This session seeks to explore how biodiversity and ecosystem services could be better integrated with animal and human health components in the impact assessment process in order to deliver ‘healthy planet, healthy people’ and it aims at facilitating a dialogue across different groups of practitioners to better enable the one health" approach

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Hydropower 2.0: From planning to operation, a new generation of sustainable

     

    Session Proposal ID 97

    Lead Chair: Emmanuel  Boulet

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Is hydropower a technology of the past or a critical piece in the vital stand against climate change? Can we identify the right projects, and do them right? This session will explore the possibility to see emerging a new generation of sustainable hydropower project that represent a win-win for our society, environment and economy.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • IA effectiveness in development cooperation

     

    Session Proposal ID 85

    Lead Chair: Jean   Huge |  CoChair(s):  Angus Morrison-Saunders ,   Jenny   Pope

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    IA is widely used in development cooperation (ODA) in support of decision-making. However, there is a lack of reflection on what a good IA means in that particular context. This session welcomes both practical and theoretical contributions regarding the conceptualization of the effectiveness of IA in development cooperation.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • IA in support of green infrastructure for healthy towns and cities

     

    Session Proposal ID 76

    Lead Chair: Thomas  Fischer |  CoChair(s):  Julia Nowacki ,   Peter   Fawcett

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Papers are invited on evidence for impact assessment (including SEA, EIA, HIA and any other form of IA) suggesting / using the development of green and blue infrastructure to benefit human health.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • IAIA CommunityConnect workshop

     

    Session Proposal ID 56

    Lead Chair: Ana Maria  Esteves

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    The workshop will seek input on the draft operational plan for IAIA CommunityConnect, a brokering service that provides direct access by communities affected by projects to the technical expertise found across the IAIA membership. Participants will share their experiences in working on behalf of communities, and make recommendations.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • If you can't stand the heat...sex and gender in impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 171

    Lead Chair: Lea  den Broeder |  CoChair(s):  Benjamin Ofosu-Karanteng

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section Topic:  Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

    Plans, programmes and projects often have differential impacts on men and women, boys and girls. We will discuss how to address issues like commercial sex, social cohesion, and safety in public space, and underlying power relations. Mobile voting will be used to prioritise. Result: input for an IAIA publication

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • IFIs' accountability mechanisms: Results of investigations

     

    Session Proposal ID 252

    Lead Chair: Victoria  Marquez-Mees |  CoChair(s):  William Kennedy

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section Topic:  Impact Assessment Law, Policies, and Practice

    This session will focus on lessons learned in the course of compliance reviews carried out by the Independent Accountability Mechanisms (IAMs) of the IFIs related to their institutions investment projects related to climate finance and/or climate related risk management.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Impact Assessement and the Sustainable Development Goals Dedicated Session

     

    Session Proposal ID 251

    Lead Chair: Maria  Partidario |  CoChair(s):  Rob Verheem

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This session is the first meeting of the newly created Task Force that is meant as a transversal space for creative discussion and reflection on how Impact Assessment can be used to enhance the good application of SDGs. The TF aims to bring together existing section interests to meet under the common goal of SDGs and to address our starting hypothesis that SDGs and IA can mutually strengthen each other. And if this is well accepted, then generate creative thinking about where to start and how can we make it happen. Including how to best involve into this discussion all members of IAIA that wish to do so.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Impact assessment and disasters, conflict and other crises

     

    Session Proposal ID 54

    Lead Chair: Charles  Kelly

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Disasters and Conflict

    Ensuring that crises, including conflict and disasters, are part of assessing impact to avoid activities failing, and harm to any involved. The session will cover crisis, conflict and disasters and impact assessment to present a cross-discipline understanding of the role which impact assessment can have in reducing negative impacts.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Impact assessment and renewable energy

     

    Session Proposal ID 266

    Lead Chair: Katharine  Gotto Walton |  CoChair(s):  Rauno Sairinen ,   Kevin   Hanna ,   Ben Bradshaw

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Social Impact Assessment

    Renewable' is not necessarily synonymous with 'sustainable'. In a context of increasing investments into renewable energies as a means of combatting climate change, this session will explore, using case studies, the social and environmental impacts of renewables on communities which are cause of conflict between stakeholders, and discuss potential solutions.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Impact assessment for promoting the Sustainable Development Goals

     

    Session Proposal ID 238

    Lead Chair: Geetha  Ramesh |  CoChair(s):  Filipe Silva

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  Impact Assessment Law, Policies, and Practice

    This session will explore how impact assessment, practitioners and other development actors can play in supporting the SDGs; strengths and weaknesses of the current intersections between IA activity and SDGs; and the needs and opportunities for maximizing IA as a process that supports their realization.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Impact assessment, climate change and community lasting wellbeing

     

    Session Proposal ID 120

    Lead Chair: Yoichi  Kumagai |  CoChair(s):  Maria Partidario

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This session will examine how IA can help to integrate climate change mitigation and adaptation (CCMA) considerations with attention to other factors affecting lasting wellbeing for affected communities; and encourage development of CCMA plans and projects that contribute to lasting wellbeing at the community scale.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Indigenous Peoples and traditional knowledge: EA best practice

     

    Session Proposal ID 267

    Lead Chair: Rachel  Olson |  CoChair(s):  Martin Haefele ,   Alistair   MacDonald

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Indigenous Peoples

    This session will discuss best practices for the consideration and integration of Indigenous knowledge in various stages of the Canadian EA process. Topics will include methods for engaging with Indigenous communities, and processes and protocols for integrating Indigenous knowledge, and what difference they have made.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Integrating climate change in resettlement planning: A new challenge

     

    Session Proposal ID 177

    Lead Chair: Jon  Richart

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Involuntary resettlement planning requires development of an economic, social and cultural environment to restore and improve the livelihoods of displaced people, which can be highly influenced by CC. There is a need to discuss how CC should be considered when planning resettlement and to formulate guidance.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Integrating climate change in the EIA process: Current state in Canada

     

    Session Proposal ID 224

    Lead Chair: Caroline  Larrivée

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Learn about leading practices on how to consider climate change in the EIA processes based on examples from Canada.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Integrating climate change in the environmental assessment process

     

    Session Proposal ID 181

    Lead Chair: Gilles  Côté

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    The potential of environmental assessment (EA) as a tool to integrate the issue of climate change in decision-making processes is more and more recognized. However, integrating climate change into the EA processes represent a real challenge. This session offers the opportunity to know the most recent efforts made in francophone countries.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Integrating human rights into impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 260

    Lead Chair: Irit  Tamir |  CoChair(s):  Susan Joyce ,   Nora   Gotzmann

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section Topic:  Corporate Stewardship and Risk Management

    Explore the state of the art in contemporary HRIA from world-leading practitioners. Snappy case presentations by expert panelists will be followed by an interactive session with participants on challenges and opportunities. This session will give HRIA practitioners an opportunity to delve into the difficult questions facing the practice today.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Interjurisdictional collaboration: Examples of case studies and sectors

     

    Session Proposal ID 203

    Lead Chair: Anjala  Puvananathan |  CoChair(s):  Mike Atkinson

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Impact Assessment Law, Policies, and Practice

    Through case studies covering various sectors and geographic locations, the challenges and benefits of interjurisdictional collaboration in environmental assessments will be examined.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • International development agencies' approach to climate change assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 271

    Lead Chair: Hope  Herron |  CoChair(s):  Yunae Yi

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section Topic:  Climate Change

    This session seeks to build a community of practice for climate change through exchange of lessons learned and shared experiences on climate change assesment and adaptation. The session will consider approaches of the UN, DFID, MCC, and IDB to spur dialogue on sustainable development in the face of climate change.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Involuntary resettlement: Responses to extreme weather and adaptation to CC

     

    Session Proposal ID 263

    Lead Chair: Manon  Circe |  CoChair(s):  Charlotte Bingham

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Because of climate change, communities need to adapt to new environmental conditions threatening their livelihood, and even forcing them to flee their neighborhoods. This session will present resetlement initiatives aiming at assisting climate vulnerable people or refugees. In addition, presenters will discuss specific challenges in dealing with climate related resettlement.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Landscape scale planning and cumulative impacts

     

    Session Proposal ID 269

    Lead Chair: Ana Maria  Quintero |  CoChair(s):  Thomas Maddox ,   Justus   Raepple ,   Elizabeth Clarke

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Whilst EIAs require increasing consideration of landscape-level planning and cumulative impacts, there is opportunity for improvement. Results rarely influence key decisions, incremental impacts are assessed in isolation and government involvement varies. This session intriduces early planning and considers a range of projects and their impact at the landscape and system-scale.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Lessons from mediation in environmental and natural resource conflicts

     

    Session Proposal ID 150

    Lead Chair: Lasse  Peltonen

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section Topic:  Social Impact Assessment

    Environmental conflicts are becoming harder due to the combined effects of climate change and growing demand for resources. This panel session builds a dialogue between conflict mediation and the IA community: What can we learn from mediators in preventing conflict? How can IA contribute to conflict resolution and prevention?

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Lessons learned in EA & capacity building

     

    Session Proposal ID 274

    Lead Chair: John  Boyle

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Linking freshwater and climate change

     

    Session Proposal ID 136

    Lead Chair: Ana Maria   Quintero |  CoChair(s):  Ana Maria Quintero

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Climate Change

    Water touches upon all aspects of development and human life and is threatened by eminent threats to climate change. Without water, we would not have energy, food, or life. We want the IAIA community and the rest of the world to take on this grand challenge to fill the gaps between climate change and water in their practice.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Living heritage: A challenge for development projects

     

    Session Proposal ID 72

    Lead Chair: Christopher  Polglase |  CoChair(s):  Ishanlosen Odiaua

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Cultural Heritage

    In this discussion session, we will address evolving perspectives on the identification and management of living heritage drawing upon the experience of session participants with a focus on drawing up an outline of industry practice based on the solicitation and incorporation of input from stakeholder communities to assure project success.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Losing focus in the murky waters of the kitchen sink

     

    Session Proposal ID 149

    Lead Chair: Earle   Hickey

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Impact Assessment Law, Policies, and Practice

    In the early days of IA in Canada practitioners were soon encouraged to prepare focused assessments. Today we appear to be slipping back to including everything in the scope of the assessment (including the kitchen sink). This session invites examples of ways to keep IA focused from around the world.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Mainstreaming biodiversity into IA through the mitigation hierarchy

     

    Session Proposal ID 231

    Lead Chair: Robin  Mitchell |  CoChair(s):  Jo Treweek ,   Elizabeth   Clarke

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section Topic:  Biodiversity and Ecology

    Government and lender policies drive IA innovation in biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES), enhancing ESHIA/SEA as tools for BES outcomes. Invited case studies frame how Mitigation Hierarchy application mainstreams BES into IA: facilitated discussion will debate the assurance IA can provide to regulators, lenders, proponents and stakeholders.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Managing ecosystem services to enhance climate change resilience

     

    Session Proposal ID 66

    Lead Chair: Mike  Jones |  CoChair(s):  Roel Slootweg

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Biodiversity and Ecology

    Resilience is the capacity of system to recover from disturbance. Enhancement of resilience is a way to deal with the unpredictable nature of climate change. This workshop seeks ideas and concrete cases on the use of ecosystem services to enhance climate change resilience, as a better alternative to engineering approaches.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Meet the editors

     

    Session Proposal ID 74

    Lead Chair: Thomas  Fischer

    Session Format:  Debate  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Editors of Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal and other journals will talk about their work and you'll be able to ask questions.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Methodologies & tools for consideration of CC in EA and decision making

     

    Session Proposal ID 268

    Lead Chair: Melissa  Gagnon |  CoChair(s):  Sean Carriere

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This session will focus on how EA processes address greenhouse gas considerations related to projects, and what methodologies and tools are available to assess, mitigate, and adapt to climate change effects for decision making.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Mind the gap! The giant step between ESIA and implementation

     

    Session Proposal ID 44

    Lead Chair: Bryony   Walmsley

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    How do we deal with the gap between ESIA approval and project implementation? Are our environmental assessment systems resilient enough to cater for long time delays, project changes and an ever-changing regulatory system? Do we apply adaptive management principles adequately? Examples of good practice will attempt to answer these questions.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Mind the gap: Ecosystem services approach to integrated impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 225

    Lead Chair: Helen  Temple |  CoChair(s):  Gabriela Factor ,   Katharine   Gotto ,   Susan Joyce ,   Mervyn Mason

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    The Ecosystem Services approach is a framework for integrating diverse aspects of IA. We focus on practical ways to improve integration, with a socio-ecological focus. How can social, environmental and engineering teams work more effectively together? This is a pragmatic, solution-focused session based on international case studies.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Next generation EA for Canada: moving federal process reform forward

     

    Session Proposal ID 270

    Lead Chair: Anna  Johnston |  CoChair(s):  John Sinclair ,   Stephen   Hazell ,   Robert Gibson ,   Meinhard Doelle

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This workshop will be an open sharing of issues and options that have emerged in the current Canadian federal EA process review, with particular attention to the key EA reforms needed for next generation EA in Canada. Short introductory panel presentations on key developments will seed in-depth discussions.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • North American Indigenous peoples & IA: The good, the bad, & the ugly

     

    Session Proposal ID 28

    Lead Chair: Patricia  McCormack |  CoChair(s):  Daniel Stuckless

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Indigenous Peoples

    This session is a snapshot of the spectrum of experiences of Canadian and U.S. Indigenous peoples with IA.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Outcomes from the IAIA special symposium on resettlement & livelihoods

     

    Session Proposal ID 100

    Lead Chair: Mr. Eddie Smyth  Mr. Frank Vanclay |  CoChair(s):  Frank Vanclay

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  Social Impact Assessment

    The IAIA, in partnership with the Asian Development Bank, is holding a special symposium on Resettlement & Livelihoods in projects in Manila, the Philippines from February 20-22, 2017. The panel will discuss the key learnings from the special symposium and other recent developments in promoting resettlement best practice.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Participatory approaches in EA

     

    Session Proposal ID 277

    Lead Chair:  

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Picture this: Images of climate change and IA in action

     

    Session Proposal ID 272

    Lead Chair: Angus  Morrison-Saunders |  CoChair(s):  Reece Alberts

    Session Format:  Debate  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    A picture says a thousand words! Winning pictures selected by the jury members of the IAIA17 photo contest which communicates about climate change especially in relation to the role of impact assessment will be displayed. Both presenters and session participants will be invited to reflect and comment on those images.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Planning SGI for greening and climate proofing of linear projects

     

    Session Proposal ID 254

    Lead Chair: Vinod  Mathur |  CoChair(s):  Asha Rajvanshi ,   Anupam   Joshi ,   Neha Vyas

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Biodiversity and Ecology

    In the present day context, where infrastructure development underpins economic progress, design of smart green infrastructure commands core importance for achieving conservation gains and climate-resilience. We will explore the benefits of adopting nature-based approaches over traditional 'grey' in road, rail, energy projects and share worldwide examples of smart developments.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Potential role of life cycle assessment in EIA, SEA and management

     

    Session Proposal ID 180

    Lead Chair: Annie  Levasseur |  CoChair(s):  Wouter Achten

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    In this session, we will explore how life cycle assessment could play a role in EIA, SEA and environmental management, to support decision making regarding the identification of the best climate change mitigation strategies while avoiding impact shifting toward other environmental issues or life cycle stages.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Practical aspects of PP organisation

     

    Session Proposal ID 237

    Lead Chair: Timothy J.  Peirson-Smith

    Session Format:  Debate  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  Public Participation

    This practical session will comprise an open sharing of best public participation practice from around the world it will include aspects about timing, the art of stakeholder mapping, and logistics and outcomes and outputs of the public participation events.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Public Participation International Best Practice Principles

     

    Session Proposal ID 105

    Lead Chair: John  Devlin

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  Public Participation

    This workshop will discuss an updating of the Public Participation International Best Practice Principles (PPBPP) document following a survey of IAIA members conducted during January-February 2017.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Resource entanglements: Indigenous peoples and resource extraction

     

    Session Proposal ID 243

    Lead Chair: Monica  Mulrennan |  CoChair(s):  Mark Watson ,   Colin   Scott

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Indigenous Peoples

    This session explores the entanglements of large-scale natural resource extraction with indigenous groups. It addresses various strategies and mechanisms indigenous groups and their advocates have availed of to either counter and resist or negotiate and engage with extractive resource industries.  

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Rethinking engagement during IA: Ensuring it provides a voice

     

    Session Proposal ID 179

    Lead Chair: Alison   McCallum

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section Topic:  Public Participation

    Impact assessments often fail to ensure meaningful engagement, particularly of the vulnerable and voiceless. This session explores factors hindering meaningful engagement; the implications this has in a time of growing vulnerability amongst project-affected people; and seeks to show-case engagement approaches that challenge current practices.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • River restoration IA: A new twist to an old thing

     

    Session Proposal ID 213

    Lead Chair: Jeffrey  Barnes |  CoChair(s):  Gregory Gillis

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Experience with IA for river restoration projects, the removal or modification of dams and other control structures to remediate significant environmental and social impacts is explored. Practitioners describe the approaches and tools used to evaluate both the impacts and benefits of these remediation projects.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Road Ecology in IA: New methods and platforms to move towards larger scales

     

    Session Proposal ID 168

    Lead Chair: Aurora  Torres |  CoChair(s):  Jochen A. G. Jaeger

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    In moving towards larger scales Road Ecology research and practice needs to develop new IA tools and improve collaboration. We invite papers assessing infrastructure-mediated effects on wildlife, the road-effect-zone, presenting novel approaches, and promoting open online platforms to address environmental conservation challenges.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Roundtable: Status of the IAIA climate change and impact assessment action

     

    Session Proposal ID 31

    Lead Chair: Shirley  Lee |  CoChair(s):  Phil Byer ,   Arend   Kolhoff ,   Peter Croal

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  Climate Change

    IAIA's Climate Change Section has produced a “2017 Status Report on IAIA Climate Change Actions and Suggested New Initiatives.” The Roundtable participants will use the Status Report and recommendations from IAIA17 to focus on the IA and CC challenges before us.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • SEA & EA

     

    Session Proposal ID 275

    Lead Chair: Grace  Barrasso

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Sexual orientation & gender identity in impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 141

    Lead Chair: francesca  viliani |  CoChair(s):  Ana Maria Esteves ,   Afshan   Khawaja

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  Social Impact Assessment

    The workshop responds to the World Bank’s development of a draft guidance on SIA that looks at non-discrimination, especially on groups discriminated against due to sexual orientation and gender identity. Participants will discuss the methodology that can address the potential impacts of projects on this specific vulnerable group.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • So you think these impacts are due to climate change...prove it!

     

    Session Proposal ID 184

    Lead Chair: C  Kelly

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This panel explores how impact assessment practitioners are confronting the evidence that the climate is changing and assessing these impacts into the future in ways which stand up to both skepticism and long-term planning challenges. The panel discussions will be used to identify field-practical ways to formulate and present information.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Social impact assessment of policies

     

    Session Proposal ID 69

    Lead Chair: Kwadwo  Adusei-Asante |  CoChair(s):  TBA

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Social Impact Assessment

    Beyond its significance as a tool for measuring the impacts of resource-type projects on relevant communities, the current SIA framework has been found to be adjustable for assessing policy impacts. We welcome ideas and examples on how the SIA framework could be adapted for public policies and development programs assessment purposes.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Social licence to operate in the hot seat

     

    Session Proposal ID 122

    Lead Chair: Sara  Bice

    Session Format:  Pecha Kucha  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Corporate Stewardship and Risk Management

    Join our interactive session as we get stuck in to interrogating the term ‘social licence to operate’ (SLO), used to describe the business case for engagement with stakeholders and issues, especially in resources industries. It will be of interest to practitioners, project proponents and researchers grappling with complex impacts and SLO.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Social license & Indigenous communities: Obligation or opportunity?

     

    Session Proposal ID 218

    Lead Chair: Paul John  Murdoch |  CoChair(s):  Paul John Murdoch ,   Sara   Bice

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Indigenous Peoples

    This session will explore the social license to operate for recent projects undertaken on indigenous lands. More specifically, we would like to examine whether procuring a social license to operate is an obligation under Corporate Social Responsibility or are there additional opportunities to obtaining acceptance from communities?

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Socio-economic management plans and planning

     

    Session Proposal ID 86

    Lead Chair: Mark  Shrimpton

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Presentations on, and discussion of, the role, aims, contents and effectiveness of socio-economic environmental protection plans, socio-economic effects management plans, industrial benefits plans and other plans which seek to optimize the socio-economic effects of large projects.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Sustainable infrastructure: Lessons from IAIA's Panama specialty conference

     

    Session Proposal ID 75

    Lead Chair: David  Blaha |  CoChair(s):  Roberto Roca ,   Graham   Watkins ,   Francisco Dallmeier ,   To be determined

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This will be a panel discussion, with each panelist speaking for 5 minutes on their key takeaways from the conference, and then a group discussion on next steps for achieving sustainable infrastructure followed by questions from the audience.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Taking the blinders off SIA for energy projects

     

    Session Proposal ID 113

    Lead Chair: Will  Rifkin |  CoChair(s):  Marie-Jose Fortin ,   Kathy   Witt ,   Julia Haggerty ,   Jeffrey jeffrey.jacquet@gmail.com

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Installation or closure of a power plant, coal mine, wind farm, etc. SIA for energy projects in rural areas must address history, politics, and socioeconomic impacts at town, regional, and national levels while responding to views from distant urban centers dominant in the media. Conceptual aspirations and practical strategies?

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • The challenges of renewable energy for biodiversity

     

    Session Proposal ID 148

    Lead Chair: Emmanuel  Boulet

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    While renewable energy is key in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it presents unique challenges to biodiversity. Through case studies focused in Latin America we present specific challenges in the geothermal, hydroelectric and wind sectors and associated facilities and discuss mitigation measures developed to address the impacts on biodiversity.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • The complexity of climate change, water, and Indigenous people

     

    Session Proposal ID 62

    Lead Chair: Angeles  Mendoza Sammet |  CoChair(s):  Inge Lindblom ,   Véronique Karine   Simon ,   Geetha Ramesh

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Indigenous Peoples

    Practitioners from different areas of impact assessment are invited to participate with ideas or examples of how impact assessment can better address adaptation and/or mitigation of climate change impacts on Indigenous and vulnerable groups.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • The Cumulative Effects of Everything: A Best Practice Update

     

    Session Proposal ID 70

    Lead Chair: Miles  Scott-Brown |  CoChair(s):  Juan Quintero ,   Bill   Ross

    Session Format:  Debate  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Cumulative effects assessment (CEA) has been a popular topic at IAIA conferences with many still asking for more hands-on guidance.This session will occur in three time slots and formats:: paper presentations on best methods and practice, a pecha kucha opportunity to share practice challenges and a lively debate as to whether CEA is really needed,

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • The importance of clear aims in SEA

     

    Session Proposal ID 191

    Lead Chair: Antoienette  Wärnbäck |  CoChair(s):  Ulrika Gunnarsson Östling

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Strategic Environmental Assessment

    This session will raise a basic but intrinsic question of the importance of clear aims. The importance of transparent SEAs cannot be overemphasized as part of our democratic society. A clear aim is also of importance in order to be able to evaluate whether the plan is fulfilling its aim.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • The interplay between climate change and impacts assessments

     

    Session Proposal ID 146

    Lead Chair: David  Huard |  CoChair(s):  TBD

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section Topic:  Climate Change

    The complex interplay between impacts from infrastructures and climate change raises a number of fundamental questions for EIAs. This session brings together climate service providers and practitioners to explore how climate information can be used to select and design mitigation measures that are robust to climate change and its uncertainties.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • The introduction of EA into national policies against CC and extreme events

     

    Session Proposal ID 235

    Lead Chair: Evens   Emmanuel |  CoChair(s):  TANYA MERCERON

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Impact Assessment Law, Policies, and Practice

    The introduction of Environmental Assessment into national policies against climate change and extreme events: an alternative to achieving the SDGs in Haiti is an open session, which aims to facilitate an exchange between scientists, managers and practitioners on the benefits of the environmental assessment in achieving the SDGs in Haiti.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • The practical implications of UNDRIP in the context of impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 202

    Lead Chair: Heather  Smith |  CoChair(s):  Kevin Jardine

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    This session examines the practical implications of the UNDRIP for project assessment in Canada- the opportunities and challenges of Indigenous involvement in project planning, the conduct of assessments, monitoring and follow up programs, and resource management activities flowing from project approvals.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • The role of impact assessment for smart cities

     

    Session Proposal ID 261

    Lead Chair: Andy  Chung |  CoChair(s):  Urmila Thakur ,   Damola   Aderiye

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Urbanisation is a global trend, giving pressure to the local community, from land use, town planning, transportation and infrastructure. Smart cities have been emerging as a sustainable response to this trend. This session will explore how environmental assessment practices are evolving in conjunction with the smart cities around the world.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • The role of ODA for the implementation of SDGs

     

    Session Proposal ID 109

    Lead Chair: Jong-Gwan  Jung |  CoChair(s):  Paul Eijssen

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Strategic Environmental Assessment

    For an effective and substantial program of ODA, practicing agents should keep in mind each project and relevant plan according to the sustainability standards. In this context, to guarantee the sustainability of ODA needs stakeholders participation, including local communities where the project is implemented in the recipient country.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Tools and approaches for achieving biodiversity net gain from development

     

    Session Proposal ID 178

    Lead Chair: Steve  Edwards |  CoChair(s):  Rachel Asante-Owusus

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - by Invitation Only

    IAIA Section Topic:  Biodiversity and Ecology

    Biodiversity Net Gain and No Net Loss approaches offer a unique opportunity to achieve sustainable development and contribute to conservation goals. What are the tools, methodologies and partnerships required to ensure this potential is reached.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Traditional knowledge & EA

     

    Session Proposal ID 273

    Lead Chair: Michele  Gilbert

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Traditional knowledge and traditional land use in environmental assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 216

    Lead Chair: Colin  Buchanan

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    EAs typically focus on assessment of objective, measurable phenomena from a Western scientific perspective, while traditional knowledge (TK) and traditional land use (TLU) tends to be qualitative, subjective and experiential. This session invites papers that explore how TK/TLU or local knowledge may be meaningfully and respectfully considered in EA

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Uncertainties in EA

     

    Session Proposal ID 279

    Lead Chair: Caroline  Aguti

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Uncertainty analysis and communication in IA practice and decision making

     

    Session Proposal ID 80

    Lead Chair: Jill  Gunn

    Session Format:  Paper Session  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Evidence-based and public confidence are welcomed concepts in IA, but uncertainty is rarely discussed. We invite papers addressing uncertainty disclosure and consideration in IA, and the implications for practitioners, decision-makers and public confidence. Case studies, lessons from practice, and novel solutions are encouraged.

    Acceptance Status: approved

     

  • Using EIA to address climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation

     

    Session Proposal ID 256

    Lead Chair: Karl  Kim |  CoChair(s):  Scott Glen ,   Philip   Byer ,   Jimena Eyzaguirre ,   Patricia De la Cueva Bueno

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  none

    Lively discussion, cases and examples about the use of tools, data and processes in EIAs to assess the vulnerabilities of projects to climate change and consideration of measures to adapt the project to reduce these vulnerabilities.

    Acceptance Status: approved