Symposium Theme

IAIA Special Symposium
Improving Impact Assessment and Management in the Mining Sector
EBRD Headquarters
London, UK
4-5 December 2018

This symposium will help advance and improve upon the existing impact assessment and management processes and practices currently implemented in the mining sector. The symposium will highlight emerging issues in the sector and will use case studies to identify key challenges and solutions. 

The event will bring together mining companies, regulators, financial institutions, environmental and social consultants, and civil society to discuss critical and emerging issues in the mining sector.  The information, case studies, and lessons learned from this forum will be used by IAIA to prepare a practical guide for conducting impact assessment and management of mining projects.

Important Dates

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Topics Include

  • Community and stakeholder engagement: from exploration to mine closure
  • Innovation and technology in impact assessment and the permitting process

  • Managing key issues (e.g. biodiversity, water) from the conceptual design phase to the reclamation and closure phase
  • Tools, methodologies, and approaches of impact assessment in the mining life cycle: case studies
  • Improving the impact assessment process to make mining projects more sustainable and socially acceptable
  • Integrating new approaches to gender and social issues

Program Committee

  • IAIA extends sincere thanks to the following committee members and their organizations for their generous in-kind contributions to this symposium:

    Peter Moore, EBRD

    Greg Radford, IGF, IISD

    Jill Baker, IAIA

    Kevin D'Souza, Centerra Gold Inc.

    Alistair Fulton, ERM

    Susan Joyce, On Common Ground

    James McNally, SLR Consulting

    Roberto Mezzalama, Golder

    Caroline Rossignol, Lundin Mining Corporation

    Armen Stepanyan, Lydian Mining




About IAIA

IAIA is the International Association for Impact Assessment, organized in 1980 to bring together researchers, practitioners, and users of various types of impact assessment from all parts of the world. IAIA involves people from many disciplines and professions. Our members include corporate planners and managers, public interest advocates, government planners and administrators, private consultants and policy analysts, university and college teachers and their students. IAIA has members from over 120 nations. For 37 years IAIA has been holding annual conferences and events all over the world to promote best practices in impact assessment.

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