Check out the latest enews, sent 20 October
IAIA23, “Resilience through impact assessment and leadership,” will be held 8-11 May 2023 in Kuching, Malaysia.
The preliminary program is now available! Download it today for an overview of the 70+ sessions, details on 12 training courses and 6 technical visits, descriptions of special meetings and networking activities, and more.
Sound interesting? Consider sharing your work at IAIA23. Submit an abstract by 7 November.
Registration is now open. IAIA23 is an in-person conference. Virtual participation is not available for this event.
Interested in increasing your company’s profile at IAIA23? Check out the sponsorship opportunities brochure or contact Bridget to learn about the available benefits.
Stronger argument and clearer writing: Training available
Register by 8 November for the live, virtual IAIA course “More effective IA: Tools for stronger argument and clearer writing.” Learn the principles for creating clearer arguments in phases of the IA process, and tips to better present arguments in the written text of your documents. (Course meets for 4 sessions starting 15 November.) Hurry! These online courses have been filling quickly!
Free digital IA webinar on 3 November
The third of IAIA’s Digital Impact Assessment Series, “What might Artificial Intelligence offer Impact Assessment? The IFC’s MALENA,” will explore the development and application of AI by the IFC in relation to the management and understanding of environmental and social risk related to its projects, with its "Machine Learning ESG Analyst" (MALENA).
|IAPA abstracts and articles now available in Spanish
Beginning with Volume 40 (2022), abstracts and select articles from IAIA’s journal, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, are now available in Spanish thanks to IAIA’s partnership with COMIMPACT (Mexico) and the coordination efforts of IAIA member Luis Montañez.
Four ways the planetary crisis is impacting mental health
Recent studies from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and partners show that everything from a changing climate to noise, air, and chemical pollution affects people’s mental well-being. In honor of World Mental Health Day (10 October), UNEP takes a deep dive into four key issues impacting mental health and how we can turn to nature and climate action for solutions.
How climate change is shifting the water cycle
Intense monsoons and fierce drought have one thing in common: the water cycle. Climate change and other human activity is disrupting this crucial system, which makes all life on Earth possible. It's become clear that drastic cuts to fossil fuel emissions won't be easy, and any noticeable improvements won't be quick. But some more immediate fixes to stabilize the water cycle are possible.
Survey captures Bornean ecosystems and Indigenous lives around them
Members of Indigenous Penan and Kenyah communities in the Malaysian Borneo state of Sarawak spent two years surveying the forests of the Baram River Basin. The resulting documents, known as the Baram Heritage Survey, chronicle the sights and sounds of some of Sarawak’s last intact forest, as well as the daily life and aspirations of the Indigenous communities living there.