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 produce symposium proceedings capturing the outcomes and contributing to general knowledge on emerging best practice.

Important Dates

6 August 2018
Online registration opens
Preliminary program available

15 November 2018
Registration closes

22 November 2018
Final program available

3 December 2018
Pre-symposium training course

4-5 December 2018

Topics Include

  • Tools, methodologies, and approaches of impact assessment in the mining life cycle: Case studies

  • Community and stakeholder engagement: From exploration to mine closure

  • From planning to completion: Managing biodiversity risks in the mining sector

  • The practical challenges of complying with E&S standards and meeting evolving societal expectations

  • Innovation and technology in impact assessment and the permitting process

  • Integrating new approaches to gender in mining

  • Safeguarding community well-being and health in mining projects

  • Innovations in social closure

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

    Kevin D'Souza, Centerra Gold Inc.

    Alistair Fulton, ERM

    James McNally, SLR Consulting

    Roberto Mezzalama, Golder

    Caroline Rossignol, Lundin Mining Corporation

    Armen Stepanyan, Lydian Mining

    Francesca Viliani, International SOS

    Tricia Wilhelm, Anglo American

    Susan Joyce, On Common Ground Consultants




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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