Thank you for submitting nominations for the 2013 IAIA awards. The nomination deadline was 21 September 2012. Winners will be announced at IAIA's annual conference in May 2013 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
IAIA Global Environment Award
The IAIA Global Environment Award is awarded to a leading individual or institution that has made a substantial contribution to the practice of environmental assessment, management or policy at a global scale, or has otherwise made a major contribution to promote environmental sustainability or environmental justice.
The Rose-Hulman Award is 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.]
Corporate Initiative Award
This IAIA award for a corporate initiative is 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.
The Institutional Award is 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.
The Regional Award is 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.
The Individual Award acknowledges personal contributions to the discipline of impact assessment. It recognizes major achievement and advancement in the theory and/or practice over a period of time at an international level.
2012 Award Winners
IAIA is pleased to announce its 2012 award winners. These recipients were formally recognized at IAIA's 32nd annual conference in Porto, Portugal in May 2012. Thank you to those who submitted nominations for the Awards Committee to consider. The 2012 winners are listed below.
The 2011 award winners are available here, and a list of all past IAIA award recipients is available here.
The International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) was chosen to receive the IAIA Global Environment Award because of its sustained promotion of compliance and enforcement of domestic and international environmental laws through networking, capacity building, and enforcement cooperation.
Peter Croal, CIDA, Canada, received the Rose-Hulman Award for his dedication to improving and promoting impact assessment through his work in
environmental assessment, environmental governance and public participation, program management, capacity building, and international official development
assistance, as well as his long-time service to IAIA.
The International Center for Environmental Management's (ICEM) SEA work, one of two recipients of the Corporate Initiative Award this year, was selected specifically for its work on the SEA of twelve planned hydropower dams along the mainstream of the Mekong River and the SEA's impact on the decision-making process. The second award was given to Anglo American's Socio-Economic Assessment Toolbox (SEAT) because it is a unique attempt by a major company to incorporate impact assessment into the ongoing management of major operations.
The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) has been awarded the Institutional Award because of its promotion of quality and improving environmental practice and performance in environmental impact assessment practice in the United Kingdom, including the launch of an EIA Quality Mark and the publication of a report on the State of EIA Practice in the UK.
With IAIA's 2012 annual conference being held in Portugal, Redes Energéticas Nacionais (REN) was selected to receive the Regional Award. REN of Portugal was selected because of its promotion of and support for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), even when not required by law, and its pioneer effort in conducting a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) on its Investment Plan.
John Boyle, Hunter Dickinson, Canada, was chosen for the Individual Award because of his sustained and significant contributions to impact assessment, visible through his work in the World Bank Africa Safeguards group and especially within IAIA, including his efforts in the forefront of advancing the definitions and criteria of professionalism within IAIA.