IAIA awards are given annually in the following categories. View the 2019 award winners below.
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 AwardAcknowledges 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.
2019 Award Winners
IAIA is pleased to recognize its 2019 award winners. Thank you to those who submitted nominations for the Awards Committee to consider.
The Arctic Council was chosen to receive the Global Award for promoting cooperation and coordination on issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Asha Rajvanshi receives the Lifetime Achievement Award for her sustained and significant contributions to biodiversity-inclusive impact assessment as a dedicated trainer, governmental advisor, author, and practitioner.
Japan International Cooperation Agency
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) was chosen to receive the Institutional Award for its effective environmental and social consideration guidelines and safeguard policies.
Lori Anna Conzo
Lori Anna Conzo was selected for the Individual Award for her ongoing contributions to the field of biodiversity risk management, where her collaborative, inclusive efforts have brought together different sectors and spheres encouraging consistency and good practice.
Environmental Protection Authority, Western Australia
The Western Australia Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) was selected as the recipient of the Regional Award for its sustained contributions to good practice in impact assessment in Australia, visible through its pro-active and pioneering work in developing policy and guidance material.
Ana Maria Esteves
Outstanding Service to IAIA
The Outstanding Service to IAIA Award is presented to Ana Maria Esteves for her contributions and commitment to IAIA, displayed through her two terms on the Board, her leadership on the Resettlement Symposium in South Africa, and her championing of multiple IAIA initiatives.
Rita R. Hamm IA Excellence Scholarship
Jillian Ash (Australia) was selected as the recipient of this year’s Rita R. Hamm IA Excellence Scholarship. Jillian is a practitioner with GHD’s Engagement, Communication and Communities Global Service Line and the Social Impact Assessment technical discipline.