IAIA19 Session Submissions

Following is a list of IAIA19 Annual Conference Sessions which have been submitted.

 
  • Access to Remedy and Impact Assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 39

    Lead Chair: Nora   Gotzmann |  CoChair(s):  Tulika Bansal

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

    This panel discussion connects the practice of impact assessment and right to access to remedy of affected stakeholders. The role of project-level grievance mechanisms will be discussed through practical case studies, as well as the role of the accountability mechanisms of international fianancial institutions and state-based mechanisms.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Addressing health and social equity through impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 55

    Lead Chair: Ben  Harris-Roxas

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

    HIA, SIA and other forms of IA have been promoted as mechanisms to ensure potential differential health impacts and vulnerabilities associated with proposals are identified and acted upon. This session reports on the use, progress, and methodological of IA to address health equity.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • AI or IA: a disruptive revolution?

     

    Session Proposal ID 108

    Lead Chair: Frank  Wildschut |  CoChair(s):  David Thelen

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

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be the next step in the evolution of Impact Assessments. As application of AI is emerging, this session focusses on its opportunities. Case studies will be presented and discussed around application of IT tooling and AI, and we’ll be discussing the possibly revolutionary outcomes.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • An investigation in to the impacts of Training: A focus on Competent Author

     

    Session Proposal ID 85

    Lead Chair: Vusi   Skosana |  CoChair(s):  Vusi Skosana ,   Sibongile   Mavimbela

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

    More than 13 400 applications for Environmental Authorisations have been received by the Competent Authorities since the promulgation of the NEMA EIA regulations in South Africa. Of those applications received 12285 have been finalised whilst 1117 are still pending. In order to review these applications, Competent Authorities need to have adequate.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Asian S3EA: Strategic, Spatial and Sustainable EA

     

    Session Proposal ID 42

    Lead Chair: Kiichiro  Hayashi |  CoChair(s):  Jong-Gwan Jung

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

    The advancement of remote sensing technology and information technology, spatial analysis with a variety of environmental, social and economic items received a big attention. This session will focus on IA examples which support the strategic decision including SEA and utilized the well-organized spatial scale analysis for achieving SD in Asia.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Avoiding cumulative impacts before they occur: roles and responsibilities

     

    Session Proposal ID 107

    Lead Chair: Hugo  Rainey |  CoChair(s):  Hugo Costa

    Session Format:  Theme Forum (Workshop)  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Invitation Only

    We all know the story – a project aims to mitigate its impacts and ensure community benefits. But then a logging company appears, a minister’s pet road project is approved and settlers clear a priority area for wildlife. This workshop will identify recommendations to help countries avoiding complex cumulative impacts.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Beyond Human Health Impact Assessment: Multi-Stakeholder Approaches

     

    Session Proposal ID 62

    Lead Chair: janine  bedford |  CoChair(s):  Fritz Westlake

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

    This session will look at strategies that go beyond the traditional health impact assessment. These strategies include collaborative approaches with communities as well as multi-stakeholder and multi-disciplinary approaches. It will describe how these approaches can help communities get closer to the answers they have regarding health outcomes.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Biodiversity opportunities in extractive industries’ non-operated lands

     

    Session Proposal ID 121

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

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Extractives

    Extractive industries have significant landholdings of which often only a small percentage is disturbed for industry purposes, providing significant biodiversity conservation opportunities in non-operational land holdings. This session will review biodiversity management practices, provide recommendations to optimize conservation benefits.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Breaking News: Evolution in the IA Practice

     

    Session Proposal ID 136

    Lead Chair: Virginia (Ginny)  King |  CoChair(s):  Rick Gillan

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Invitation Only

    'Dot to Dot isn't just for Kids, Silly Wabbit': The Evolution of IA through Revolutionary Tools and Alternative Approaches.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Can the Ecosystem Service concept improve the outcome for Impact Assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 113

    Lead Chair: Martina  Girvan |  CoChair(s):  Claire Hodgson

    Session Format:  Theme Forum (Workshop)  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    A session for Impact Assessment practitioners, stakeholder specialists, designers and those interested in integrating the concept of Ecosystem Service Assessment into their Impact Assessments. Case studies will be presented with a discussion around the challenges and benefits of incorporating and standardising the approach.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Capacity building for HIA and for health in IA.

     

    Session Proposal ID 82

    Lead Chair: Ben  Cave |  CoChair(s):  Thomas Fischer

    Session Format:  Theme Forum (Paper Session)  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Capacity for assessing health is not evolving even though its importance is recognised. Is there tension between the imperatives of capacity-building for the health sector and for engagement across sectors? We invite presentations on capacity-building initiatives. The session will build towards a strategy for global capacity for health in IA.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Capitalising on available resources: synthesising big data

     

    Session Proposal ID 115

    Lead Chair: Alison  Specht

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

    Environmental scientists and decision-makers are faced with an ever-increasing abundance of data and information for increasingly complex situations. This session will follow a simple workflow from data acquisition, synthesis to analysis, illustrating tools and resources that can help the practitioner deal with the modern big data world.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Charles or Che? Choose your champion for the future of impact assessment!

     

    Session Proposal ID 22

    Lead Chair: Jack  Krohn |  CoChair(s):  Tanya Burdett ,   Megan   Jones

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    Which way forward for impact assessment? Listen to passionate champions for evolution and revolution, challenge them and make your own stand. Make your contribution to the pivotal debate for IAIA19! Choose your colours, fly your flag! Are you for Charles or for Che?

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • China’s EIA Process – reshape, challenges and opportunities

     

    Session Proposal ID 37

    Lead Chair: Tianwei  Li |  CoChair(s):  Clara U Kam Wa

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

    This forum explores the reshaping of environmental impact assessment framework to address the environmental impacts of local and regional mega infrastructure, in order to safeguard the environment, integrate the need of community and develop sustainable development strategy. Case studies from the Mainland and other places will also be demonstrated.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Collaboration between Engineers and Environmental Practitioners

     

    Session Proposal ID 74

    Lead Chair: Jacqui  Hex

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

    Has the industry evolved and embraced the concept of engineers being part of the environmental team? How can having engineering expertise from the onset of the EIA enhance the benefits of the project? Can we move from the resource to waste mindset towards a waste to resource approach through collaborative cradle to grave thinking?

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Community Driven Socio-economic Impact Assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 135

    Lead Chair: Janine  bedford

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

    This session will explore how community driven SIA was used to repair and rebuild relationships between an operating mine and its closest communities. SIA is not legally required in this jurisdiction but was employed as a strategy to improve relationships and enhance community participation, both with the mine and within the communities

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Consulting Communities to Assess Impacts, Promote Awareness, Participation

     

    Session Proposal ID 97

    Lead Chair: Cary  Ehrman |  CoChair(s):  Alexandra Blood

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

    The case study presentations will focus on programs of engagement with local communities as part of the impact assessment process to assess impacts, promote awareness and participation,particularly those relying on marine and coastal resources for subsistence.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Contribution of IA to sustainable hydropower development

     

    Session Proposal ID 129

    Lead Chair: CAROLINE   AGUTI

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

    Contribution of Sustainable impact Assessments in development and implementation of hydropower dams.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Corruption risk in mining IA&approvals. How can we promote good governance?

     

    Session Proposal ID 34

    Lead Chair: Lisa  Caripis

    Session Format:  Fishbowl  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Transparency International’s 2017 study shows mining sector EIA & approval processes are strikingly vulnerable to manipulation and corruption. We unpack these findings and invite IA practitioners to draw on and share their experiences to explore what concrete actions they can take to champion anti-corruption efforts and good governance.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Country experiences with evolution in the energy sector and IA requirements

     

    Session Proposal ID 2

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

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Oil, Gas, and Renewable Fuels

    There is an accelerating evolution in global thinking focusing on the negative impacts of oil and gas production. Particularly developing countries where more energy is urgently needed at the same time as climate change and environmental degradation is most critical. What can an IA practitioner do in this situation?

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Current challenges in HIA practice

     

    Session Proposal ID 54

    Lead Chair: Ben  Harris-Roxas

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    Have you encountered a challenging situation while undertaking an HIA? This interactive workshop will present real-world issues that IAIA members have encountered while undertaking HIAs, for participants to discuss. This workshop will draw on the experience of all participants to improve our understanding of how we can address current challenges.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Delivering ESIA requirements: the role of procurement

     

    Session Proposal ID 110

    Lead Chair: Michael  Hall

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Following a presentation on how environment, social and H&S information is used in a procurement and contract management for civil works, a discussion and workshop will be held on how the mitigation measures should be written in ESIA/ESMP to assist in understanding and implementing requirements, and in applying remedies when it goes wrong.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought - Role of Impact Assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 49

    Lead Chair: Chizoba  Chinweze |  CoChair(s):  Abbas Suleiman

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

    DLDD challenge is of a global dimension and poses a problem for sustainable development in all countries particularly in developing countries, in Africa drought means famine. The proposed session will address different risk topics that focuses on the role of impact assessment in managing desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD).

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Developing Social Impact Assessment Practitioners: Challenges and Opportuni

     

    Session Proposal ID 143

    Lead Chair: Jeffrey  Jacquet |  CoChair(s):  Will Rifkin

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Comprised of academics and practitioners, and structured around audience participation and insight, this workshop session focuses on identifying challenges and opportunities to building a robust workforce of social impact assessment practitioners. Participants will: 1. Identify challenges and opportunities to SIA workforce development; 2. Identify

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Digital Impact Assessment – the latest developments

     

    Session Proposal ID 26

    Lead Chair: Paul  Eijssen |  CoChair(s):  Martin Budd

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

    This session highlights the latest achievements and innovations in digital impact assessment reporting, reviewing and communication. Our paper-based session shares and discusses state-of-the-art IA projects and interactive tools to support informed decision making.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Digital technologies for social impact assessment and resettlement planning

     

    Session Proposal ID 144

    Lead Chair: Tulsi   Bisht

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

    Data collection for social impact assessment has traditionally been paper based. This is often inefficient, with data gaps, lost data and lack of geo-referencing. This session explores new approaches using digital data collection and geographic information systems to streamline social impact assessment and improve the effectiveness of the process.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Disasters, Conflict, other Crises and Impact Assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 46

    Lead Chair: Charles  Kelly

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Disasters and Conflict

    The session provides a forum for the exploration of how the assessment of the impacts of crisis, conflict and disasters can occur and how assessment results can be used to reduce the harm from disasters, crises and similar events.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • DRR, impact assessment, and the SDGs

     

    Session Proposal ID 50

    Lead Chair: Chizoba  Chinweze |  CoChair(s):  Chinny Kennedy-Echetabu

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

    Disaster risk levels are driven by factors such as climate variability, poverty, poor land-use planning/management, and ecosystem degradation. The associated economic loss is increasing in all regions, and the poor are suffering the most, therefore it is important to understand the role of impact assessment in managing disaster risk.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Early Planning in Impact Assessment in Canada and Other Countries

     

    Session Proposal ID 123

    Lead Chair: Christine  Loth-Bown

    Session Format:  Theme Forum (Panel Discussion)  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Invitation Only

    The session will focus on the importance of early planning to impact assessment. Panelists will present perspectives from Canada and other countries and discuss components of early planning including meaningful public engagement, partnership with Indigenous peoples, cooperation with jurisdictions, and inputs from RA and SA.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Economic impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 19

    Lead Chair: Galina   Williams

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

    Economic Impact Assessment (EcIA) is usually done at a state or country level. There are challenges and opportunities for IA practitioners to develop a range of EcIA tools that can be used at regional level. A range of international case studies that demonstrate the potential use of these tools is provided.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • EIA and Engineering Design Criteria

     

    Session Proposal ID 21

    Lead Chair: Simon  Catchpole

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

    A project Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) can usefully be viewed in the context of the development of that project, and not only as a means to an environmental approval. The session is intended to explore the relationship between the EIA and Environmental Design Criteria (EDC) for industrial projects.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Enabling Multidisciplinary Approaches to Impact Assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 44

    Lead Chair: Rebecca  DeWinter-Schmitt

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    Companies often seek to avoid duplication by combining different impact assessments into one process. Effective integrated IA necessitates cross-disciplinary collaboration. Yet, IA disciplines largely reside in silos. This workshop uses a project case study of a combined HRIA and ESHIA to identify solutions to challenges of multidisciplinary IA.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Environmental sustainability in large mining projects in Brazilian Amazon

     

    Session Proposal ID 105

    Lead Chair: Leandro  Arruda |  CoChair(s):  Marcio Labruna ,   Lucio   Bedê

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Resilience and sustainability

    This section will look at strategies for dealing with social and environmental impacts of large mining projects in the Brazilian Amazon. It will describe how these strategies are taking regional development, biodiversity conservation and strengthening of socio-cultural diversity in view of multi-stakeholder partnership for environmental governance.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • ESIA Leadership: The Role of an ESIA Co-ordinator

     

    Session Proposal ID 6

    Lead Chair: Ross  Marshall |  CoChair(s):  Claire Gronow

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

    Viva la revolution! ESIA co-ordinators are the assigned leaders responsible for ensuring that IA is undertaken effectively and efficiently. Their role and influence are broader than just project management and EIS delivery. This session explores the role and how effective ESIA co-ordinators are at increasing the impact of IA

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Establishing guidance for heritage and impact assessments

     

    Session Proposal ID 119

    Lead Chair: Eugene   Jo |  CoChair(s):  Chris Polglase

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Invitation Only

    IAIA Section Topic:  Cultural Heritage

    The session will serve as the basis of formulating the scope and content of a new holistic guidance to recognize natural and cultural heritage in impact assessments, by aiming to produce a new guidance material on World Heritage and impact assessment.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Evolution of ESIA practice in Asia-Pacific developing economies

     

    Session Proposal ID 84

    Lead Chair: Emma  Waterhouse |  CoChair(s):  Tara Halliday

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

    When many ESIA regimes around the world are focused on increasingly sophisticated approaches, this session will look at the evolution of ESIA in developing economies of the Pacific and SE Asia, with participants gaining an understanding of the different responses to economic, social and environmental pressures and potential impacts.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Evolution of IA in BRICS countries

     

    Session Proposal ID 142

    Lead Chair: Roman  Novozhilov

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

    This panel session will explore recent evolution and future directions for IA in BRICS countries. Experts will discuss the role of regulators, public and private sector, communities and other stakeholders in each country’s unique IA system, convergence of IA practices as well as gaps and challenges in IA implementation.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Evolution or Revolution? Fostering ESIA to enhance DRR and Resilience

     

    Session Proposal ID 72

    Lead Chair: Angelo Jonas  Imperiale |  CoChair(s):  Charles Kelly ,   Frank   Vanclay

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

    We explore the role of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) in enhancing disaster risk reduction and community resilience before and after disasters. Lessons learned in post-disaster and development interventions and broader reflections are welcomed. We aim to build a leading position for ESIA in DRR and resilience world policies.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Evolution or Revolution? The strategic value of SIA in regional development

     

    Session Proposal ID 31

    Lead Chair: Angelo Jonas  Imperiale |  CoChair(s):  Frank Vanclay

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

    Can SIA enhance regional development and support community development plans to better inform development planning about local needs and desired social outcomes? Is evolution or revolution the answer? This session reflects on lessons learned, and on constrains to, and demands on, SIA to enhance its strategic value in regional development.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Evolving good practices and capacity for greening the transportation sector

     

    Session Proposal ID 81

    Lead Chair: Bruce  Dunn |  CoChair(s):  Vinod B. Mathur ,   Asha   Rajvanshi

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Infrastructure and transportation

    This session explores the capacity building needs, opportunities, institutions and challenges for planning and implementing eco-friendly road and rail transportation. The session also aims to track the positive impacts of capacity building efforts and share global experience of greening the transport infrastructure planning and design.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Exploring the need to shakeup biodiversity offset theory and application

     

    Session Proposal ID 57

    Lead Chair: Guy  Williams |  CoChair(s):  Lucie N’Guessan ,   Ginny   King

    Session Format:  Fishbowl  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Invitation Only

    Putting biodiversity offset theories to the test to develop more practical and sustainable solutions

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Filling the Evolving IA Governance Gap: Regional vs Federal Authority

     

    Session Proposal ID 132

    Lead Chair: Aaron  Goldschmidt

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

    IA guidance may be developed and implemented consistently, or not. National leadership can strengthen or weaken compliance. Collaboration can bridge policy gaps; heated conflict arises between regional and national entities with competing interests. Case studies requested for lessons-learned, or status and paths forward for those cases amid coll

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • First Nations Health and Well-Being

     

    Session Proposal ID 134

    Lead Chair: Geetha   Ramesh |  CoChair(s):  Karina Andrus

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Indigenous Peoples

    This session aims to bring the practioners from around the globe to compare and contrast different aspects of Indigenous peoples engagement and consultations in relation to community health and well-being.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Formalising revised EIA follow-up best practice principles

     

    Session Proposal ID 20

    Lead Chair: Angus  Morrison-Saunders |  CoChair(s):  Jos ARTS

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    A revised set of IAIA best practice principles for EIA follow-up are currently in preparation by Angus Morrison-Saunders, Jos Arts, and Ross Marshall. This builds on the process that commenced at IAIA18. Come along to this workshop to contribute to their development and finalisation. All contributions are welcome.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Fossil energy versus renewable energy - a role play of of impact scenarios

     

    Session Proposal ID 4

    Lead Chair: Morgan   Haupthfleisch

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  Oil, Gas, and Renewable Fuels

    A fun role play of a public meeting where fossil energy producers meet the new times with advocates for renewable energy in a public hearing. IA scenarios will be presented and discussed by different interest groups.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • From Cannabis to the New Space Race: Evolving and Emerging IA Challenges

     

    Session Proposal ID 133

    Lead Chair: Aaron  Goldschmidt

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

    As technology and social shifts propel emerging concepts, IA must evolve ahead of these actions. From cannabis permitting, cultivation, and transport to privatization of space transport, IA is evolving. Case studies requested to share evolving IA experience with emerging issues, including IA approaches unique to one or common to all.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Gender in IA: Paper workshop session for IAPA Special Issue

     

    Session Proposal ID 32

    Lead Chair: Nora   Gotzmann |  CoChair(s):  Nick Bainton

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

    This session provides a space for dialogue on a forthcoming IAPA Special Issue on gender in impact assessment and management. Panellists present draft contributions on integrating, analysing and addressing gender in IA, followed by an interactive workshop session where participants and presenters discuss feedback and input for the Special Issue.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Going digital - is this Evolution or Revolution?

     

    Session Proposal ID 25

    Lead Chair: Paul  Eijssen

    Session Format:  Theme Forum  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    What does a shift to a digital way of working mean? We will explore what’s possible today in working digitally and with experts and the public, we will explain from various perspectives what ‘going digital’ means for our field of work, how it can add value in decision-making, and the barriers to successful implementation.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • HARMONISATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS IN THE SOUTHERN AFRICA RE

     

    Session Proposal ID 95

    Lead Chair: Vusi  Skosana

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

    Countries in the Southern African Region have legislations on Environmental assessments (EAs), however these pieces of legislation are dis-integrated and remain weak on whilst silo approach is still so much in existence which result in the overall: Weak emphasis on the social environment as part of the broad definition of environment;

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Healoth Assessment Types and Needs

     

    Session Proposal ID 127

    Lead Chair: Geetha   Ramesh

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

    This session aims to bring the practioners from around the globe to compare and contrast different health assessments they conduct in relation to projects and the specific regulatory requirements or needs that help identify prospective impact assessment of projects, programs and policies on human and community health.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Hits of the 1990s: from revolution to evolution?

     

    Session Proposal ID 38

    Lead Chair: Jos  Arts |  CoChair(s):  Francois Retief

    Session Format:  Debate  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Invitation Only

    In this session we discuss critical lessons from when IA was perhaps going from revolution to evolution(?). Share with us what you consider to be key wisdom from IA publications in the 1990s. What were the main debates, trends, concepts, cases, professionals and publications? What are lessons for today’s IA?

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Human Rights and Enterprise Risk Management

     

    Session Proposal ID 43

    Lead Chair: Rebecca  DeWinter-Schmitt

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

    International standards establish that companies must respect human rights and propose that human rights due diligence be undertaken via established enterprise risk management processes. Yet, ERM traditionally focuses on risks to companies and not to rights-holders. We examine the challenges and possibilities for inclusion of human rights into ERM.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • IA in New Zealand: lessons and strategies to enhance practice

     

    Session Proposal ID 91

    Lead Chair: Richard  Morgan |  CoChair(s):  Dyanna Jolly

    Session Format:  Panel Discussion  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    With increasing pressure on the NZ environment, what can we learn from IA practice at project and strategic level to improve future practice and achieve sustainable management of natural and physical resources.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • IA Qualifications, Registrations & Certification Schemes

     

    Session Proposal ID 11

    Lead Chair: Ross  Marshall |  CoChair(s):  Richard Hill

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Professional development and capacity building

    Are you an IA Professional? Are you competent to practice IA? Are you seeking certification? Globally national & institutional systems are emerging that seek to certify or accredit IA professionals recognized as ‘competent’ to lead on IA. This session seeks to explore and review existing systems & discuss their merits.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • IA: evolution, revolution - or rather ‘accidental’?

     

    Session Proposal ID 75

    Lead Chair: Thomas  Fischer |  CoChair(s):  Francois Retief ,   Sarah   Clement ,   Hung Shiu Fug

    Session Format:  Debate  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Whilst the question on whether IA needs a revolution or we should rather focus on evolution is an important one, a third category should also be considered, namely accidental changes. The sesssion chairs invite papers on these accidental changes. A call for papers for a special issue in IAPA will be associated with this session.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Impact Assessment Agony Aunts: LIVE!

     

    Session Proposal ID 90

    Lead Chair: Joanna (Jo)   Buldeski

    Session Format:  Fishbowl  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Invitation Only

    There is a moral in every story. You'll learn from our panellists’ victories and mistakes, then you're invited to dive into the fishbowl with your toughest conundrums for the IA Agony Aunts! Our team of consultant, regulator, proponent, and donor will passionately discuss your problem, providing fresh perspectives! Bring us a challenge!

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Impact Assessment and Industrial Ecology

     

    Session Proposal ID 149

    Lead Chair: Ralf  Aschemann

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    This session intends to explore the interrelationships between the fields of impact assessment and industrial ecology in order to identify their potential to enrich each other mutually and to learn from each other.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Impact Assessment and Sustainable Development Goals

     

    Session Proposal ID 24

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

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

    Acknowledging the relevance of Impact Assessment, in its various forms, in enabling the 2030 agenda, what are possible forms of action to make SDG more clear in IA practice, improving inclusiveness in IA, and the inter-connectivity of the multiple SDG, without losing effectiveness in IA

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Impact Assessment and the Social and Cultural Effects of Mine Closure

     

    Session Proposal ID 41

    Lead Chair: Ciaran   O'Faircheallaigh |  CoChair(s):  Rebecca Lawrence

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

    Mine closure has to date been mainly treated as a technical, environmental or economic issues, with relatively little attention being paid to its social and cultural implications. We invite papers that explore these implications and the role that Impact Assessment can play in identifying, preparing for and managing them.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Impact Assessment for Creating a Sustainable Energy Society

     

    Session Proposal ID 94

    Lead Chair: Sachihiko  Harashina

    Session Format:  Theme Forum (Panel Discussion)  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Invitation Only

    To change energy policy, it is necessary to have an effective decision making process reflecting public concerns of environmental, social and economic impacts. Thus impact assessment has important role to build consensus among the stakeholders in each area. The effective use of impact assessment in this direction will be discussed.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Impact Assessment is a blunt tool for biodiversity: yes or no?

     

    Session Proposal ID 109

    Lead Chair: Jo  Treweek

    Session Format:  Debate  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IA is widely promoted as a tool to safeguard biodiversity in development but meanwhile much of the world's biodiversity continues to slide towards extinction. Maybe we should think again and find better methods?. This session will debate whether IA is a good tool for safeguarding biodiversity or not and if not, how it needs to change.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Impact assessment is only good when it is effective

     

    Session Proposal ID 77

    Lead Chair: Ben  Cave |  CoChair(s):  Alan Bond

    Session Format:  Theme Forum (Debate)  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    The focus is on IA quality and how it can be improved with a view to delivering substantive effectiveness. We welcome papers which consider innovations in the development and application of quality evaluation methods, and papers which demonstrate system quality. Any submission should be clear on whether evolution or revolution is needed.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Impact Assessment of Project Closure: Meeting the New Expectations

     

    Session Proposal ID 53

    Lead Chair: David  Snashall

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

    Planning and managing project closure has become a major concern in the mining and oil and gas industries, with increasing scrutiny from Governments and communities, leading to higher corporate standards. Within this context impact assessment is emerging as key tool to assess closure options, identify and mitigate impacts

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Impact assessment the Australian way(s)

     

    Session Proposal ID 35

    Lead Chair: Geoff  Ralphs |  CoChair(s):  Helen Murphy

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Invitation Only

    How is impact assessment working in practice in Australia? What is going well and what could be better? If you work in IA anywhere in Australia, come and help explore the priority evolutionary or revolutionary improvements for the system(s) that you work with and know best.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Impact Assessments in the extractive industry:Pros and cons

     

    Session Proposal ID 128

    Lead Chair: CAROLINE   Aguti

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

    Assessments in the extractive sector promote or hinder sustainable exploitation of resources

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Impact dilemmas: Mineral development and society in the 21st century

     

    Session Proposal ID 63

    Lead Chair: Anna  Littleboy |  CoChair(s):  deanna kemp ,   kathryn   sturmann

    Session Format:  Theme Forum (Paper Session)  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    • The 21st century is driving significant change in both the demand for minerals and metals, and the manner in which they are accessed, developed and extracted. Impact assessment is a major tool for both governments and industry to inform planning, approvals and decision making during operations. This session will invites papers to present evol

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Improving environmental and social performance on construction projects

     

    Session Proposal ID 116

    Lead Chair: Patrick  Francis

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

    The true value of environmental and social management measures lies in their implementation. This session explores strategies to improve their performance in construction projects. Measures may include user-friendly plans, handheld and cloud-based tools to update and access field data in real time and contractual incentives for good performance.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Improving feedback mechanisms from monitoring and reporting for improved IA

     

    Session Proposal ID 86

    Lead Chair: Nikki  O'Donnell |  CoChair(s):  Peter Moore

    Session Format:  Fishbowl  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Invitation Only

    A fishbowl session with the initial set of participants comprising a number of invited speakers from consultancy, industry, government and finance institutions, with subsequent participants being volunteers from the audience.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Indigenous and rural peoples' rights in cumulative effects assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 80

    Lead Chair: Gillian  Gregory |  CoChair(s):  Rachel Olson

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

    Uncertainty remains in how to best account for and evaluate impacts to indigenous and rural rights in cumulative effects assessment. Given ongoing industrial development, and growing pressure to reduce inequalities and increase sustainability, alternative methods are needed. What challenges or opportunities can we identify from global case studies?

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Indirect Impacts Need Direct Action!

     

    Session Proposal ID 99

    Lead Chair: Twyla   Holland |  CoChair(s):  Pippa Howard

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

    The indirect impacts of extractives projects to BES can be significant and transformative yet are often overlooked within impact assessments and planning. This session will build the evidence base of indirect project impacts and synthesise key challenges & recommendations for future impact assessment and mitigation planning.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Institutionalising SIA Practice within Government Decision Making

     

    Session Proposal ID 61

    Lead Chair: Sheridan  Coakes |  CoChair(s):  Jane Munday ,   Rachel   Maas

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

    The session addresses the history of SIA in government decision making across Australia, through experiences of key pioneers in the Australian SIA space; recent revolutionaries that have assisted in further understanding SIA in government decision making; and practitioners working tirelessly at the ‘coal face’ in delivering best practice SIA outcom

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Integrating biodiversity & ecosystem services into the mitigation hierarchy

     

    Session Proposal ID 15

    Lead Chair: Laura  Sonter |  CoChair(s):  Luis Sanchez

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

    The mitigation hierarchy is used to achieve no-net-loss of biodiversity; however, it is also now applied to ecosystem services – nature’s contributions to people. Our session explores the consequences of integrating ecosystem services into the mitigation hierarchy, and asks what is needed to improve outcomes for biodiversity and human wellbeing.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Integrating indigenous rights and knowledges into impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 12

    Lead Chair: Rebecca  Lawrence |  CoChair(s):  Rasmus Kløcker Larsen ,   Jenny   Wik ,   Anders-Erling Fjällås ,   Kaisa Raitio & Christina Allard

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

    This session explores different ways of doing impact assessment, where impacted indigenous communities, and their rights and knowledges, take center stage. We invite papers that explore alternatives to proponent driven impact assessments, including community based impact assessments, but also media and corporate campaigns, and political protests.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • International progress in regional-scale impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 111

    Lead Chair: Jill  Blakley

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

    Regional-scale impact assessment is proliferating worldwide to address, often in a strategic manner, the cumulative impacts of rapid and intensive multi-sectoral development. This session showcases international initiatives, including their partnership models, strategic elements, approach to cumulative impact assessment, connections to policy, etc.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Is the oil & gas industry able to adapt to the renewable energy revolution?

     

    Session Proposal ID 1

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

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

    The global oil & gas industry is directly and indirectly causing global climate change, ocean pollution and environmental degradation, The industry needs to refocus production towards renewable energy with fossil fuel resources reserved for those sectors that cannot do without. The impact assesor is in a unique position to assist in this change.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Iterative climate change risk management in agricultural projects

     

    Session Proposal ID 131

    Lead Chair: Paxina   Chileshe |  CoChair(s):  Sheila Mwanundu

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

    The session explores the tools available for iterative climate change, environmental and social risk management in agricultural projects. The tools enable a more comprehensive iterative risk management by integrating climate change risk management into impact assessments and ensuring participatory monitoring of the risk management plans.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Labor rights in impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 112

    Lead Chair: Lloyd   Lipsett |  CoChair(s):  Sarah Zoen

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

    Through various cases from different sectors and geographies, participants will learn about the practical approaches to assessing labor rights in impact assessment, including challenges and good practices. After these short presentations, there will be a Q&A and a facilitated role play on the topic of labor rights in impact assessment.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Lessons learned from SEAs in Australia

     

    Session Proposal ID 88

    Lead Chair: Carolyn  Cameron

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

    This interactive panel session will present emergent ‘big-picture’ lessons gleaned from a decade of SEA practice in Australia and illustrate these with short targeted case studies before opening to the floor to explore targeted questions.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Let’s talk about this – Evolution or revolution for IA

     

    Session Proposal ID 79

    Lead Chair: Garry  Middle

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

    This conference asks is the future IA evolution or revolution? Whilst many aspects of IA are evolving, is this enough to save our planet, its species and its people? A “thought starting” discussion paper has been prepared and you are invited to submit a paper that addresses the conference theme question, & the discussion paper. What your response?

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Mainstreaming emerging technologies in environmental assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 70

    Lead Chair: Jane  Mogina

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Biodiversity and Ecology

    From environmental genomics to drones and crowdsourcing – everything new for a new era in impact assessment

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Mainstreaming of biodiversity: a capacity development initiative

     

    Session Proposal ID 87

    Lead Chair: Roel  Slootweg

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

    The Biodiversity Convention asks for mainstreaming of biodiversity in mining, energy and infrastructure sectors. In spite of available international guidance, biodiversity is not always well integrated in national level SEAs and ESIAs. In this session stakeholders from industry, regulatory agencies and NGOs will introduce a capacity development ini

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Mainstreaming of Mitigation Hierarchy in Impact Assessment; are we winning?

     

    Session Proposal ID 52

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

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

    Building on the 2017 Special Symposium on Mainstreaming the Mitigation Hierarchy into Impact Assessment, this session will draw on senior expertise to assess what progress hs been made in Policy & Practice, setting an agenda for the future.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Maturity Model for Enterprise-Scale Stakeholder Engagement: Prove IA Rigor

     

    Session Proposal ID 124

    Lead Chair: Louis  Lieutenant

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

    This session will help practitioners gain deep understanding of their current maturity level of data management for stakeholder engagement and outline a process to achieve enterprise-scale digital maturity that easily proves the rigor of their IA program. We will compare the issues, risks and benefits linked to each maturity level.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Mechanisms for independency in IA – How to be truly independent?

     

    Session Proposal ID 30

    Lead Chair: Rob  Verheem

    Session Format:  Theme Forum (Debate)  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Invitation Only

    This theme forum addresses the issue of independence in IA, as the often lack of such is explicitly mentioned in IAIA19’s theme. Examples of existing independency mechanisms are presented, and how these have contributed to IA quality. Followed by an audience discussion on how to promote effective IA independency mechanisms.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Meeting the marine biodiversity challenge

     

    Session Proposal ID 29

    Lead Chair: Neil  Cousins |  CoChair(s):  Peter Moore

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

    Addressing marine biodiversity impacts is often considered to be a challenge. Issues relate to complexity, but also accepted processes and their interpretation. Good outcomes are also often constrained by accepted paradigms. This session will identify issues, demonstrate where solutions can be found, and importantly, set an agenda for improvement.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Mining, Migration and development

     

    Session Proposal ID 138

    Lead Chair: Nick  Bainton

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Extractives

    Now, more than ever, human migration is a pressing development issue. The construction and operation of large-scale industrial projects contribute to these movements, ushering in unprecedented levels of economic opportunity, and opportunity seekers, to project areas. This session invites contributions that address the multiple impacts related to pr

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Navigating social and ecological transformation with Impact Assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 146

    Lead Chair: Sarah  Clement |  CoChair(s):  Jo Ann Beckwith

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IA could provide the necessary forum for substantially reforming governance and policy, as required for dealing with socio-ecological transformation. After a brief panel discussion, participants will develop a plan for how to reform IA to realise its potential as a tool for change, rather than reinforcing the status quo.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Next generation impact assessment law: Exploring twelve key components

     

    Session Proposal ID 51

    Lead Chair: John  Sinclair |  CoChair(s):  Meinhard Doelle ,   Robert   Gibson

    Session Format:  Theme Forum (Workshop)  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    This participatory session will offer a short overview of the key components of next generation IA law followed by comments from discussants and open dialogue on topics – such as the applicability of the components in diverse jurisdictions, and enablers and barriers to implementation – to encourage an open sharing of ideas.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Orokohanga 2019: Operationalising the Aashukan Declaration

     

    Session Proposal ID 89

    Lead Chair: Kepa   Morgan |  CoChair(s):  Tumanako Ngawhika Faaui

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

    The Indigenous Peoples Section organized Aashukan, designed to build bridges between communities and proponents through IA. Orokohanga seeks to build on Aashukan in this second pre-conference event. Panelists will share the collectively evaluated Māori case studies that exemplify the Aashukan Declaration principles.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Outputs from Convention on Biological Diversity: Mainstreaming Biodiversity

     

    Session Proposal ID 125

    Lead Chair: Steve  Edwards

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  International cooperation and development

    The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is currently focusing efforts at mainstreaming biodiversity for several sectors intricately tied to impact assessment, such as energy, mining, and infrastructure. Participants in this session will benefit from learning about outputs from the CBD process, and discussing next steps and practical applicatio

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Partnership and Capacity Building in IA: Engaging Women Religious in Africa

     

    Session Proposal ID 101

    Lead Chair: Jennifer  Mudge |  CoChair(s):  Tara Lopatofsky

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

    How does a centralized evaluation shift focus to better represent the needs and perspectives of beneficiaries? What responsibilities do evaluators have in strengthening data production and use in communities lacking this capacity? This session will explore those questions and more using an international education-focused nonprofit as an example.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • PNG LNG: Environmental Assessment in an Evolving Socio-Economic Space

     

    Session Proposal ID 69

    Lead Chair: Jane  Mogina

    Session Format:  Theme Forum (Paper Session)  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  Oil, Gas, and Renewable Fuels

    Come see the sights of PNG! Come hear the sounds of PNG! Come learn what it takes to operate responsibly in a biodiversity hotspot of the world!

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Policy and Legal Framework for CCUS in the Asian Region

     

    Session Proposal ID 66

    Lead Chair: Kenichiro   YANAGI |  CoChair(s):  Eiji Komatsu ,   Tadashi   Otsuka ,   Kenshi Itaoka ,   Takehiko Murayama & Akihiro Nakamura

    Session Format:  Theme Forum (Paper Session)  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Invitation Only

    Our session aims at sharing and discussing our research findings of the key issues regarding the roles and barriers for policy and legal framework for Carbon Capture Utilisation and Strategy (CCUS) in the Asian region, while considering the economic, social and environmental aspects.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Power through (indigenous) partnership: The Tina River Hydro Case (65 chara

     

    Session Proposal ID 73

    Lead Chair: Roughan  Paul |  CoChair(s):  Nick Taylor

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

    Tina River Hydro in Solomon Islands points towards a much deeper integration of measures for positive local benefit than classic impact assessment would countenance. It is a flagship energy project working to secure customary land and share benefits with indigenous land owners and related community members.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Practical Realities of Implementing the Mitigation Hierarchy

     

    Session Proposal ID 59

    Lead Chair: Lucie  NGuessan |  CoChair(s):  tbd tbd

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

    Evaluating the effectiveness of the mitigation hierarchy from planning to on-the-ground delivery

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Practising heritage conservation with impact assessments

     

    Session Proposal ID 117

    Lead Chair: Eugene   Jo |  CoChair(s):  Arlene Fleming

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Cultural Heritage

    The session will collect good cases of impact assessments that have addressed the need for heritage conservation and sustainable development, by focusing on heritage values assessment and community engagement in its methodology. It will serve as the basis for establishing better guidance materials for addressing heritage within IAs.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Practising heritage conservation with impact assessments

     

    Session Proposal ID 118

    Lead Chair: Eugene   Jo

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Cultural Heritage

    The session will collect good cases of impact assessments that have addressed the need for heritage conservation and sustainable development, by focusing on heritage values assessment and community engagement in its methodology. It will serve as the basis for establishing better guidance materials for addressing heritage within IAs.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Professional EIA: doing well by doing good or conspiracy against the laity?

     

    Session Proposal ID 104

    Lead Chair: Alan  Potkin

    Session Format:  Debate  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    If “every profession is a conspiracy against the laity” (so said George Bernard Shaw), what then when both the developed and the developing countries' laities rise up on their hind legs and declaim, “show us precisely how planetary environmental management has been demonstrably and palpably well-served by fifty years of very, very pricey S/EIA”?

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • PsychoSocial Impact as a Tool for Exposing the Real Cost of Change

     

    Session Proposal ID 147

    Lead Chair: Michael R.  Edelstein

    Session Format:  Theme Forum (Workshop)  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Psycho-Social Costs of change are among the externalities whose exclusion from analysis creates biases decisions, forcing prospective victims to challenge from the periphery. These costs must be internalized in the EIA process. Are there innovative ways to empower those affected? This session invites cases and considerations on this topic.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Public Private Partnerships and the Asian Infrastructure Gap

     

    Session Proposal ID 140

    Lead Chair: Mark  Kunzer |  CoChair(s):  Peter Leonard

    Session Format:  Theme Forum (Panel Discussion)  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    The successful delivery of PPP projects requires effective management of environmental and social issues. This session will provide insight into what is needed to achieve this and what are the common pitfalls.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Putting the 'social' back into science: quality social impact assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 45

    Lead Chair: Jane   Munday |  CoChair(s):  Sheridan Coakes ,   Rachel   Maas

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

    What is needed to evolve the practice of social impact assessment so it meets the aspirations of our founder Charlie Wolf’s 1982 state-of-the art paper, IAIA Principles (Vanclay 2003) and Guidelines (Vanclay et al. 2015). Is impact assessment still a ‘technocracy’? Is evolution enough? Is it time for a new paradigm?

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Reconciling Compensation for Project Impacts with Conservation Goals

     

    Session Proposal ID 13

    Lead Chair: Jeremy  Simmonds |  CoChair(s):  Martine Maron

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

    Compensatory actions, like biodiversity offsets, are required where projects have residual impacts. Yet, there is little clarity on how compensation contributes to broader conservation objectives. In this session, we aim to showcase how compensation can be harnessed to promote desirable outcomes for biodiversity and stakeholders.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Regional Conservation Assessments: A Critical Framework for Planning

     

    Session Proposal ID 56

    Lead Chair: Dennis  Grossman

    Session Format:  Theme Forum (Panel Discussion)  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Regional Conservation Assessments provide a standard approach to identify and map regional conservation values. This information framework supports the avoidance and minimization components of the mitigation hierarchy. This data framework also informs the development of strategic and sustainable mitigation and compensation solution where individua

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Respecting different worldviews: Opportunities & Unfinished Conversations

     

    Session Proposal ID 33

    Lead Chair: Dr. Patricia  Fitzpatrick

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

    While recent years have seen deliberation about how to enshrine the principles of meaningful participation and evidence-based decisions, questions remain. The purpose of this session is to bring together practitioners from different disciplines and jurisdictions to discuss how to develop IA processes respectful of different worldviews.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Rethinking social licence: where to from here?

     

    Session Proposal ID 68

    Lead Chair: Thomas  Measham

    Session Format:  Theme Forum (Panel Discussion)  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    In this session, we bring together a diverse panel of speakers to consider key questions on the definition of social licence, the ongoing validity of the term, and if not social licence then what? Each panellist will provide an opening statement of no more than five minutes then the Chair will open up the discussion for QandA.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Revolutionizing IA: Collaborative Planning in the Information Age

     

    Session Proposal ID 14

    Lead Chair: PAOLA  GOMEZ-PRIEGO |  CoChair(s):  Luis Antonio Bojórquez-Tapia ,   Luis E   Montañez-Cartaxo

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

    This session is aimed at bringing together scientists and practitioners interested in IA and collaborative governance in the Information Age. New information and communication technologies will increasingly enable the development of a knowledge-based society. There is a need for innovative approaches in IA to keep up with these developments.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Role of HIA in workplace and community health risk management

     

    Session Proposal ID 18

    Lead Chair: Mark   Divall

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

    The session will explore the intersection between occupational and community health in the frame of health impact assessment to support improved practice in aligning with the World Bank and IFC Environmental and Social Standards

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Role of Impact Assessment in Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals

     

    Session Proposal ID 98

    Lead Chair: Bryony  Walmsley |  CoChair(s):  Yunae Yi

    Session Format:  Theme Forum (Panel Discussion)  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Invitation Only

    The SDGs set out a blueprint for environmental and social development in the 21st Century. Achieving the SDGs will only be successful if all developments are framed to meet or exceed these indicators. What is the role of IA in making sure that future developments address the SDGs?

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Roundtable: IAIA’s Climate Change and Impact Assessment Next Steps

     

    Session Proposal ID 100

    Lead Chair: Weston  Fisher |  CoChair(s):  Kin Che Lam ,   Shirley   Lee ,   Arend Kolhoff ,   Ana Maria Quintero & Peter Croal

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    How are IAIA and IA practitioners responding to changes to climate policy and impact assessment political challenges related to the recommendations outlined in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change? We review actions taken by IAIA and identify other actions we might take as IA practitioners to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate climate impacts

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Scope and level of detail for SEA at national and regional scale

     

    Session Proposal ID 83

    Lead Chair: Bart  Barten |  CoChair(s):  Gosewien van Eck

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

    An SEA for a national or regional strategic vision is a useful instrument for highlighting the impact of different strategic policy choices. It also poses challenges. Especially in defining the scope and level of detail of the SEA and strategic vision. How can we develop an SEA with the right scope an appropriate level of detail?

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • SEA as Radical Reform

     

    Session Proposal ID 114

    Lead Chair: David  Annandale

    Session Format:  Theme Forum (Paper Session)  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Invitation Only

    SEA is often mistakenly thought of as an extension of EIA. With its focus on physically defined projects, EIA rarely directly affects policy. SEA, however, with its focus on the analysis of the environmental implications of proposed policies, plans, and programmes (PPPs), has the direct ability to shape policy reform.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Securing Socio Economic Development through Unorthodox Impact Assessment:

     

    Session Proposal ID 93

    Lead Chair: Timothy  Hart

    Session Format:  Theme Forum (Panel Discussion)  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    This panel will explore non-orthodox ways to mobilise impact assessment with the purpose of securing socio-economic development outcomes. Discussion themes include: - Should IA be a sub-discipline of development management? - Is engagement too narrow? - including managers and development partners - IA as a full project cycle management tool

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Seeing the forest for the trees - are offsets the panaceia?

     

    Session Proposal ID 145

    Lead Chair: Mervyn   Mason

    Session Format:  Theme Forum (Panel Discussion)  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    Panel discussion and debate on the effectiveness of biodiversity offsets.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • SIA: How Early is Too Early?

     

    Session Proposal ID 71

    Lead Chair: Edwina   Loxton |  CoChair(s):  Richard Boele ,   Deanna   Kemp ,   Richard Parsons

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

    This session asks ‘How early is too early for SIA?’ It will focus on infrastructure and resource project case studies to wrestle with the tension between waiting to commence SIA until there is 'sufficient information'; and commencing early enough to ensure that results can meaningfully influence project design and operation or closure.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • So much data so little leveraging: How best to collect visualize, and share

     

    Session Proposal ID 58

    Lead Chair: Guy  Williams |  CoChair(s):  Jennifer Dupont ,   Kyle   Armstrong

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

    Data, data, everywhere, And some of the folks aware; Data, Data, everywhere, Nor any info to share.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Social and environmental assessment of automation technologies

     

    Session Proposal ID 102

    Lead Chair: Jiri  Dusik

    Session Format:  Theme Forum (Workshop)  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Invitation Only

    We will discuss complex social and environmental implications of the global uptake of automated production and management systems comprised of 3D printing, industrial robotics, autonomous transport, Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence. Key issues of concern are outlined in a scoping paper that will be posted here by 21 July 2018.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Social and environmental impacts of marine renewable energy

     

    Session Proposal ID 65

    Lead Chair: Taeyun  Kim

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

    In the oceans, various human activities are being carried out, and many species are inhabited. This session focuses on the social and environment impacts of marine renewable energy. The session will present social and environmental impacts resulting from marine renewable energy development and discuss ways to resolve or reduce them.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Social Closure & Decommissioning lessons from experience and future trends

     

    Session Proposal ID 120

    Lead Chair: Katharine  Gotto Walton |  CoChair(s):  Julia Haggerty

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

    This panel session focuses on extractive and major facility social closure planning with the panellists and participants seeking to: 1. Identify emerging trends in social closure planning; 2. Consolidate practical lessons about social issues in a closure process; 3. Consider potential significant implications for future social closure planning.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Social impact assessment of the displacement of vulnerable and indigenous p

     

    Session Proposal ID 122

    Lead Chair: John  Pilgrim |  CoChair(s):  Susanna Price

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Indigenous Peoples

    The session addresses the social science employed in social impact assessment of the displacement of vulnerable and indigenous peoples by development projects with a view to avoiding their impoverishment, retaining their livelihoods and knowledge systems and optimizing their contribution to and participation in development.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Social Indicators for Ethical Commerce and Society on SDGs

     

    Session Proposal ID 103

    Lead Chair: Takako  Hashimoto

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

    This session will provide our basic information and experience on sustainable commerce and society for achieving SDGs in Asia and discuss how we can globally promote sustainable commerce and society with social indicators.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Social License and Impact Assessment of Energy Transitions

     

    Session Proposal ID 60

    Lead Chair: Lavinia  Poruschi |  CoChair(s):  Simone Carr-Cornish ,   David   Fleming

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Energy power generation and transmission

    This session highlights solutions for impact assessment of energy resources extraction and generation at a time when increasing uptake of renewables present a new mix of benefits and impacts to manage. Research assessing benefits and impacts of renewables, cumulative mining outcomes, and mining closure are welcome in this session.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Solutions for conflicts between wind energy technologies and birds

     

    Session Proposal ID 23

    Lead Chair: Ricardo  Tomé |  CoChair(s):  Jack Krohn

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Energy power generation and transmission

    Wind energy is vital for climate change mitigation. But it needs to be good for the environment on all levels. We target a participated discussion on the state of the art about avoiding, minimising, offsetting and further researching risks to birds from wind energy technologies. A participatory sesession.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Strengthening impact assessment in the Pacific Islands

     

    Session Proposal ID 137

    Lead Chair: Nick  Taylor |  CoChair(s):  Jope Danetanivalu

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

    In the Pacific Islands, Impact Assessment is used to plan, assess and implement a wide range of development projects and strategic planning activities with the goal of more sustainable and resilient futures. This session reflects on processes to strengthen IA practice and build local capacity.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Sustainable agriculture: Food at the social licence crossroads

     

    Session Proposal ID 78

    Lead Chair: Anne  Dansey |  CoChair(s):  Peter Parbery

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

    Food production is at a crossroads. Climate change is creating volatility of weather patterns, creating and introducing new pests and diseases to new environments. Global population growth and affluence is increasing the demand for food that is more resource intensive. This session is an exploration of the future of food.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Sustainable Smart-Infrastructure Case studies

     

    Session Proposal ID 139

    Lead Chair: Francisco  DALLMEIER

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

    Efforts to develop smart-infrastructures that support biodiversity and ecosystem services are facing growing challenges. Solutions are possible and will require serious development and political trade-offs. The key drivers for this catastrophic transformation are the accelerated development of roads. Best practices approach from the development and

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Teaching Impact Assessment: Best Practice Principles and Pedagogy

     

    Session Proposal ID 28

    Lead Chair: Jenny  Pope |  CoChair(s):  Angus Morrison-Saunders ,   Megan   Jones

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    IAIA Section Topic:  Teaching, learning, research, and practice of IA

    Teachers and trainers of impact assessment are invited to this workshop to share experiences of teaching techniques; to reflect on how these align with IAIA’s draft Best Practice Principles for Teaching Impact Assessment; to learn from others; and to contribute developing collective understanding of best practice teaching of impact assessment.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • The Absence of Screening in EIA which can leads to inadequate environmental

     

    Session Proposal ID 47

    Lead Chair: RAMZY  Salih

    Session Format:  Debate  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    The Screening guidelines for EIA reflect the level of commitment a nation displays towards tightening its environmental protection system. In the Sudan, currently, there is a lack capacity, weak institutional, organizational, and legal framework, lacks guidelines and mechanisms of review and enforcement to assign responsibility and determine accoun

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • The Cumulative Dimensions of Resource Regions

     

    Session Proposal ID 126

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

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

    The cumulative impacts of development in resource regions worldwide have placed pressure on regional environments, economies and communities. This session will interrogate the effectiveness of new and traditional impact assessment, management and policy approaches, highlighting examples from Queensland, Australia and around the globe.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • THE ETHICAL & SOCIO-POLITICAL DIMENSIONS TO IMPACT ASSESSMENT IN THE FUTURE

     

    Session Proposal ID 96

    Lead Chair: Ahmed   Sanda

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

    The session will examine the possibility of including a weighting variable (socio-political and ethical value) in the Impact Assessment matrix. It will consider developing aspects of socio-political Impact Assessment by understanding the relationship between nationalism and migration as credible threats to revolutionizing of Impact Assessment in t

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • The evolution of the tiering concept: connecting IA and planning levels

     

    Session Proposal ID 36

    Lead Chair: Heikki  Kalle |  CoChair(s):  Paul Hardcastle ,   Charlotta   Faith-Ell ,   Jos Arts ,   Francois Retief

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

    In this session we will discuss various aspects related to the notion of tiering in IA and planning - how the evolution of planning/IA has developed our understanding of the concept of tiering and how tiering contributes to the overall effectiveness of planning/IA systems.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • The rapidly evolving dilemma of fossil fuels versus renewable energy

     

    Session Proposal ID 5

    Lead Chair: Morgan   Haupthfleisch

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    IAIA Section Topic:  Oil, Gas, and Renewable Fuels

    Fossil energy production leads to serious climate change impacts and rapid environmental degradation. The industry is facing a rapidly evolving public and political demand for change. This workshop session will allow Ofd participants and others to discuss how their own countries tackle the dilemma, and the impact assessment practitioners role.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • The recent reform of Federal EA Law in Canada: evolution or revolution?

     

    Session Proposal ID 48

    Lead Chair: John   Sinclair |  CoChair(s):  Meinhard Doelle

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

    The session will include an overview of the new Canadian IA process and short panel presentations about key IA issues related to the law in order to encourage an open sharing of ideas regarding the reforms that have been put in place and any needed regulations, policy and guidance.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • The Social Aspects of Mine Closure

     

    Session Proposal ID 67

    Lead Chair: Nick   Bainton |  CoChair(s):  John Owen

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Extractives

    • This session is about the social aspects of mine closure. We seek submissions that will advance the knowledge base for understanding, predicting and accounting for the social impacts and social costs of mine closure. We are especially interested in the relationship between socio-economic impact assessment and improved mine closure practice.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Transition from EIA to EMS

     

    Session Proposal ID 17

    Lead Chair: Simon  Catchpole |  CoChair(s):  Pablo Baranao

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Open

    A project Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) can usefully be viewed in the context of the development of that project, and not only as a means to an environmental approval. The session is intended to explore the relationship between an EIA and an Environmental Management System (EMS) for a project operation.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Updating the IAIA HIA international best practice principles paper

     

    Session Proposal ID 92

    Lead Chair: Mirko  Winkler |  CoChair(s):  Francesca Viliani

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    This workshop has per objective to discuss how the findings of a global survey on applied processes, methods, standards, values and aspirations in current HIA practice can be collated in the development of the updated IAIA HIA international best practice principles paper.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Use of country safeguard systems in international projects–are we ready?

     

    Session Proposal ID 141

    Lead Chair: Nessim  Ahmad

    Session Format:  Debate  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    Safeguard systems in developing countries has improved significantly. However, concerns remain regarding their use for internationally financed projects. This session will ask eminent panelists from MDBs, countries and civil society to debate: ‘Can we use and rely on country safeguard systems for international financing’. ‘And if, not, what is need

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Using case studies in teaching Impact Assessment

     

    Session Proposal ID 76

    Lead Chair: Garry  Middle

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

    The use of case studies in teaching IA offers a practical way to demonstrate best and worst IA practice, and providing insights into theory. This session has 2 parts. There will be an interactive session of good case studies in ‘short and sharp’ presentations. Second, a proposal to establish an IA case study teaching network will be discussed.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Using Organized Reasoning to Improve IA: Supporting Implementation

     

    Session Proposal ID 40

    Lead Chair: Glenn  Brown

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  No - Closed

    A set of tools that support creating arguments, and sharing them in writing, are assembled in a package called ‘Organized Reasoning’. Hundreds of IA practitioners have received training. This workshop shares experiences from multiple organizations in implementing and maintaining new skills.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Using social IA tools to better inform BES impacts – a call for integrati

     

    Session Proposal ID 106

    Lead Chair: Jason  Sali |  CoChair(s):  Tracey Draper

    Session Format:  Workshop  |  Accepts Submissions:  Yes - Invitation Only

    This interactive workshop will explore synergies between social and biodiversity IA and identify opportunities and benefits of improved integration. Experts in both fields are invited to share experiences and challenges. More evolution than revolution: practical actions to meet the increasing demands and balancing the trade-offs in IA.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Value added by Environmental Flows Assessments

     

    Session Proposal ID 27

    Lead Chair: Cate  Brown

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

    EFlows Assessments, with their in-depth insights into river functioning, should be embedded into impact assessments on river ecosystems. This session will explore the value added by EFlows Assessments within CA, SEA, CIA and EIA in supporting decisions on location, design and operation of water-resource infrastructure.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Whose Impact? Impact dilemmas in the extractive sector

     

    Session Proposal ID 64

    Lead Chair: Anna  littleboy

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

    • The 21st century heralds significant change for the minerals sector. This panel discussion will explore how this global sector impacts on people and place, who wins and who loses and how IA handles the tension between the values and perspectives of multiple stakeholders over long periods of time.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Why Follow-up? Managing the Social Impacts of Transport in Urban Cities

     

    Session Proposal ID 16

    Lead Chair: Lara  Mottee

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

    IAIA Section Topic:  Infrastructure and transportation

    Public transport-infrastructure engenders social and spatial change in urban cities endured long after the ESIA report is published. Follow-up processes to manage impacts continually fail to meet expectations and generate accountability. This session invites papers and discussion about ESIA Follow-up of urban transport-infrastructure projects.

    Acceptance Status: pending

     

  • Without Health there is Nothing: Health Impact Achievements in Asia

     

    Session Proposal ID 130

    Lead Chair: Susann  Roth |  CoChair(s):  Filipe Silva

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

    HIA initiatives in Asia: strengthening HIA within ADB’s safeguards, countries’ legislations; the HIA Network Asia-Pacific; the regional HIA framework for Special Economic Zones, and strengthening capacity on HIA for DFIs, countries and proponents working on or looking to strengthening HIA or Health in EIA elsewhere

    Acceptance Status: pending