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    April 2019 enews

    IAIA April 2019 e-news

    ​Table of Contents:

    1. IAIA19 information–final program available
    2. Annual General Meeting announcement; annual report released
    3. IAIA Best Paper of 2018 announced
    4. IAIA opens executive office in Washington, DC
    5. Headquarters closed 19 April – 12 May
    6. Upcoming Branch, Affiliate, and Associated Organization events
    7. Other events and event discounts for IAIA members

     1. IAIA19 information—final program available

    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

    Registration is now closed, and the final program is 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.

    Thank you to the following organizations who have committed to sponsor IAIA19: Tourism and Events Queensland, Brisbane Marketing, ExxonMobil PNG Limited, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, NORAD, Cardno, Oceana Gold, Chiba University of Commerce, Prizma, LLC, World Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, Australian Aid, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Wood, Millennium Challenge Corporation, and Inland Rail - Australian Rail Track Corporation, SEMADET Jalisco, European Investment Bank, North Queensland Bulk Ports, Woongal Environmental Services, Reflexivity Pty Ltd, and ERM.

     2. Annual General Meeting announced; annual report released

    IAIA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place Wednesday, 1 May, from 12:40-13:30 in Room M1 of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. IAIA members and all conference participants are encouraged to attend this annual business meeting of the Association. The agenda includes meeting the IAIA Board of Directors, hearing the Treasurer’s report, and witnessing the presentation of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

    IAIA’s 2018 annual report, “Changes,” has just been released. Have a quick read about the great work being done by Innovation Grant recipients; a snapshot of our finances and investments; a look back at the conferences, symposia, fun that was had in 2018, and more.

     3. IAPA Best Paper of 2018 announced

    The editorial board of IAIA’s journal, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, has selected Ilse Aucamp and Antoinette Lombard’s paper, “Can social impact assessment contribute to social development outcomes in an emerging economy?” as the best paper of 2018. The article can be found in IAPA 36(2) 173-185. IAIA members, log in to access the article for free.

     4. IAIA opens executive office in Washington, DC

    IAIA is pleased to announce the opening of an executive office in Washington, DC, USA. This office houses Executive Director David Bancroft and is convenient to many of IAIA’s partners. The address is IAIA Executive Office, 1200 18th Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036-2531 USA. Telephone:+1 202 567 7410. The headquarters office and staff in Fargo continues to handle day-to-day operations, while the new executive office focuses on partnerships, fund raising, and policy.

     5. Headquarters closed 19 April – 12 May

    The IAIA headquarters office will close on Tuesday, 23 April, and will remain closed through the conference. The office will re-open on Monday, 13 May.  

     6. Upcoming Branch, Affiliate, and Associated Organization events

    AQEI (IAIA-Québec, Canada, Affiliate) Save the date for the 27th annual conference of the AQEI. 9-10 May 2019, Montréal Center-Ville, Québec, Canada. The theme will be devoted to the issue of inclusion in impact assessment. Information will be posted at as it becomes available.

    IAIAsa (IAIA South African Affiliate): 2019 national conference: “The Role of Integrated Environmental Management in the Economic Revival of South Africa. 21-23 August 2019. Limpopo, South Africa. For more conference information: Conference&name=2019.

    APAI (IAIA-Portugal Affiliate): “The International Workshop on Environmental and Health Impacts of Nuclear Power Life Extension” is an initiative of IAIA in co-operation with the UNECE (Secretariat of the Espoo Convention and the Protocol on SEA) and APAI, with the support of the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). The workshop will take place on 5 June in Lisbon at the IST (Anfiteatro Abreu Faro), and aims to create a space for an open discussion on the life extension of nuclear power plants through a technical and scientific perspective, looking particularly for environmental and health impacts, to recognize and share various perspectives from different stakeholders. More information about the program and registration is available at

    The next National Impact Assessment Conference (CNAI'19), with the theme "Teaching and Research in Impact Assessment," will be held 7-9 November 2019 at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC), in a partnership between the Portuguese Impact Assessment Association (APAI), FCTUC's Department of Earth Sciences (DCT), and the Center Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDRC). Contact or see for more information. 

    NZAIA (IAIA New Zealand Affiliate: “Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: Assessing the Impacts” will take place 27-28 November 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. See for more information and to sign up for updates.

    ABAI (IAIA Brazil Affiliate):  The next Brazilian Congress of Impact Assessment (CBAI) will take place in Vitória, ES, in 2020. Follow and Facebook ABAI for news related to this event, which is the largest in the country in the area of ​​impact assessment and environmental licensing.

     7. Other events and event discounts for IAIA members

    Starting 8 April 2019, the Canadian Senate's Energy Committee will visit Vancouver, Calgary, Fort McMurray, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg to discuss Bill C-69—one of the most innovative changes in Canadian environmental legislation of the last decade. To keep up to date with these new developments, you are invited to attend “Navigating Federal and Provincial EA and Permitting Processes: A Guide to the New Rules” at CANECT 2019 in Toronto on 9 May 2019. This course focuses on key themes likely to impact EI processes in Canada and elsewhere for many years and is chaired by former IAIA Executive Director Jill Baker. IAIA members can save 15% on registration using code IAIA15. For full course details and speaker information, visit

    Gain clarity and direction on land resource management and responsible development at The Canadian Institute’s Cumulative Effects conference this June 5-6 in Calgary. Collaborate with thought leaders from government, Indigenous communities, and industry and discuss opportunities to move forward with sustainable project development. Key sessions include a Breakdown on Bill C69: Providing Clarity on New Regulations, plus a Cross-Country Spotlight on Analyzing Regional Framework Studies. IAIA members SAVE 10% off the registration fee. Contact The Canadian Institute at +1-877-927-7936 or, or register online at Quote your IAIA member discount D10-343-343FX01 to save.

    “Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Institutionalization and Multisectoral Collaboration in Europe” (pre-conference to the European Public Health Conference) will take place 20 November in Marseille, France. This pre-conference aims to strengthen the knowledge on HIA in Europe, share experiences in institutionalizing HIA, discuss the use of HIA in environmental assessments and other impact assessments, and share the latest research on HIA. Submit an abstract by 1 May 2019 to with the subject “EPH HIA pre-conference” and indicate one of the following streams:  Institutionalization of HIA Across Europe, Using HIA Inside and Outside the Health Sector, The Role of HIA in Achieving Health in All Policies and the SDGs, or Integrating HIA in Environmental Assessments. Organizers: EUPHA HIA Section, WHO Regional Office for Europe, National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge, Wales HIA Support Unit /Public Health Wales, NRW Centre for Health, and IAIA‘s Health Section. More information, including abstract submission guidelines and registration, is available at

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