International Association for Impact Assessment

January 2019 enews

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    January 2019 enews

     Table of Contents:

    1. IAIA19: 25 January Early Bird registration deadline
    2. Call for conference hosts
    3. Resource:  OAIA water conference proceedings available
    4. Upcoming Branch, Affiliate, and Associated Organization events

     1. IAIA19:  25 January Early Bird registration deadline

    IAIA19 will be held 29 April – 2 May 2019 in Brisbane, Australia, with training courses and technical visits planned for 27-28 April and 3-5 May. #iaia19

    Early Bird registration closes 25 January! Save money and register today! All session chairs and presenting authors are required to register by 25 January as well.

    The preliminary program and registration information are available online.

    Why is Brisbane talking about revolution? The IAIA19 Organizing Committee invites you to read their article, “Evolution or revolution:  What’s next for impact assessment?” in IAIA’s journal, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, at This article is free for anyone to access through 30 June 2019.

    Sponsorship opportunities are available for IAIA19. Download the sponsorship opportunities brochure to learn more about sponsor benefits and how you can make your company visible at IAIA19. And space is still available for exhibit booths and tables and other advertising opportunities. Visit to download the IAIA19 Exhibitor Package.

    Thank you to the following organizations who have already committed to sponsor IAIA19: Tourism and Events Queensland, Brisbane Marketing, ExxonMobil PNG Limited, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, NORAD, Cardno, Oceana Gold, and Chiba University of Commerce.

     2. Call for conference hosts

    Are you interested in hosting a future IAIA annual conference in your country? IAIA is now accepting bids to host IAIA21 and IAIA22. The Board evaluates many factors including location; proposed theme in relation to the IAIA mission, vision and values; quality of the proposal; and potential financial outcome.

    Contact Jennifer Howell at IAIA HQ ( to express your interest and receive information on preparing an effective proposal. Bids for IAIA21 are due 15 April 2019.

     3. Resource:  OAIA water conference proceedings available

    OAIA (Ontario Association for Impact Assessment):  Proceedings from the conference “Planning & Protecting Water Resources: Emerging Issues, Approaches and Technologies” are now available. Presentations address emerging water-related issues that are changing the way EA is practiced in Ontario and elsewhere, and how EA practitioners are tackling these issues through innovative approaches or new technologies and tools to help protect water resources. Downloads are available at

     4. Upcoming Branch, Affiliate, and Associated Organization events

    WAB (Washington Area Branch): Session on "Cultural Heritage Lender Requirements, Challenges, and Successful Implementation" and introduction to IAIA’s new Executive Director, David Bancroft. 15:00-17:00 on 23 January in Room U12-250, MIGA, World Bank U Building, 1800 G Street, NW, Washington DC. Presenters Arlene Fleming, Gregory Lockard, and Christopher Polglase will provide an overview of international lender standards for cultural heritage and their implementation on development projects throughout the world, followed by special guest David Bancroft, who will share his thoughts on IAIA and touch on the 2019-2021 strategic plan being developed for IAIA. For further details and RSVP instructions, see

    AEIAN (Association for Environmental Impact Assessment of Nigeria:  The 4th annual Charlie Wolf symposium will be held 14 February at the Federal Ministry of Environment Building in Abuja, Nigeria. Mr. Deogratio Niyizonkiza (Charlie's adopted son) will be the guest speaker. For more information, contact Ahmed Sanda (

    IAIAsa (IAIA South African Affiliate):  Save the Date! 2019 National conference: “The Role of Integrated Environmental Management in the Economic Revival of South Africa. 21-23 August 2019. Limpopo, South Africa. The call for pre- and post-conference training proposals is now open. Please submit all training proposals to by 15 February 2019. For more conference information: Conference&name=2019.

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