IAIA awards are given annually in the following categories. View the 2018 IAIA Award winners below. Nominations for the 2018 IAIA awards were accepted through 3 October 2017.
Global Award Presented to a leading individual or institution that has made a substantial contribution to impact assessment practice, management, or policy at a global scale.
Corporate Initiative Award Presented to a private or public sector company for a specific activity or project that has made a notable contribution to responsible development practice through the application of impact assessment.
Individual Award Acknowledges personal contributions to the discipline of impact assessment and recognizes major achievement and advancement in the theory and/or practice over a period of time at an international level.
Institutional Award Presented to a national or international organization for outstanding contribution to impact assessment, such as a significant contribution to the practice of impact assessment, setting regulatory standards, or other environment-related activity deserving recognition.
Lifetime Achievement Award Previously known as the Rose-Hulman Award. Awarded to a past or present member of IAIA for major contribution to the field of impact assessment over a sustained period. [Note that this is the only award for which IAIA membership is required.]
Regional Award Awarded to a person or organization that has made a substantial contribution to the field of impact assessment and/or has taken a leadership role in promoting best practice in impact assessment within the general world region of the location of the conference for the year.
2018 Award Winners
IAIA is pleased to recognize its 2018 award winners. Thank you to those who submitted nominations for the Awards Committee to consider.
The Danish Institute for Human Rights was chosen to receive the IAIA Global Award for developing and improving methodologies, tools, and guidance documents that promote and support Human Rights Impact Assessment and the integration of human rights principles and considerations in other branches of impact assessment.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Iara Verocai receives the Lifetime Achievement Award for her sustained and significant contributions to Environmental Impact Assessment, from her pioneering introduction of EIA in Brazil to her consulting and capacity building work throughout Latin America and the world.
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law was chosen to receive the Institutional Award because of its significant work on climate change and the law governing environmental impact assessment, such as its legal efforts aimed at advancing the use of EIA as a tool for climate change analysis, mitigation, and adaptation planning.
Nicholas King was selected for the Individual Award for his ongoing and sustained contributions to the field of Environmental Impact Assessment, including his dedication to global environmental change and futures visioning.
South African DEA / CSIR / SANBI
The team comprising the South African National Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) was selected as the joint recipient of the Regional Award for its work advancing and innovating Strategic Environmental Assessment in South Africa over the past five years via national-scale SEAs in the energy sector.
Outstanding Service to IAIA Award
The Outstanding Service to IAIA Award is presented to John Boyle for his contributions and commitment to IAIA, displayed through his years of service leading the Training and Professional Development Committee and developing/implementing the new Professional Development Program.
Rita R. Hamm IA Excellence Scholarship
Greg Schreiner was selected as the recipient of this year’s Rita R. Hamm IA Excellence Scholarship. Greg is a PhD student in the Department of Science at University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and a Senior Sustainability Scientist at Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (South Africa).