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IAIA20, “Smartening impact assessment: Science, technology, and governance advancements toward efficiency and effectiveness,” will take place 26-29 May 2020 in Seville, Spain.
Early Bird registration ends soon! Register now through 12 February to save.
Be sure to book your stay early! Accommodation is in high demand for May in Seville, so availability, particularly near the venue, will be limited. Delegates are advised to book their hotel stay as soon as possible. IAIA has arranged blocks of rooms at selected hotels located near the conference venue.
Interested in being an IAIA20 sponsor? You can sponsor something specific or provide a general contribution in any amount. Check out the Sponsorship Opportunities brochure for a list of sponsor benefits or contact Bridget John for more information.
Thank you to the following organizations who have already committed to sponsor IAIA20: European Investment Bank, Catalonia Regional Government, Comunidad Autonoma de Madrid, Millennium Challenge Corporation, PNG LNG/ExxonMobil PNG Limited, Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, and Norad.
Please join IAIA HQ in welcoming Tanya Fraizer and Jack Marsden to the team. Tanya is taking on the new position of Training Program Specialist in Fargo. Also in a new position, Jack is our Communications and Development Specialist and will be working out of Washington, DC. They both started with IAIA on 2 January and are looking forward to helping IAIA expand our programs and serve our members.
IAIA is now accepting bids to host IAIA22. Contact Jennifer Howell at IAIA HQ to express your interest and receive information on preparing an effective proposal. The deadline for proposals is 15 March 2020.
Did you miss IAIA's recent webinars on disasters/conflict and health?
You can catch the recordings and slides for the Addressing Health in Environmental Impact Assessment webinar and the Disasters, Conflict, and Impact Assessment webinar online now.
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More than one billion animals killed in Australian bushfires
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Russian court halts building of landfill in rare win for environmental protesters
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The 5 environmental stories that could define 2020
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White House aims to roll back NEPA
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2020 named International Year of Plant Health by the UN General Assembly
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One year remains for Canada’s moratorium on Arctic oil/gas work
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WSED: World Sustainable Energy Days 2020. 4-6 March 2020. Wels, Austria.
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6th International Symposium on Knowledge and Capacity for the Water Sector: From capacity development to implementation science. 27-29 May 2020. Delft, Netherlands.