IAIA awards are given annually in the following categories. Nominations for the 2017 IAIA awards were accepted through 18 September 2016 and winners will be announced soon.
Global Award Presented to a leading individual or institution that has made a substantial contribution to impact assessment practice, management, or policy at a global scale.
Corporate Initiative Award 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.
Individual AwardAcknowledges personal contributions to the discipline of impact assessment and recognizes major achievement and advancement in the theory and/or practice over a period of time at an international level.
Institutional Award 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.
Lifetime Achievement Award Previously known as the Rose-Hulman Award. 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.]
Regional Award 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.
2016 Award Winners
IAIA is pleased to recognize its 2016 award winners. Thank you to those who submitted nominations for the Awards Committee to consider.
Global Environment Award
C.S. “Buzz” Holling was chosen to receive the IAIA Global Environment Award for his sustained commitment to research, education, and policy surrounding ecology and global climate change. His research provided new perspectives on the interaction between human and natural systems, leading to new methodologies of impact assessment.
Juan D. Quintero
Lifetime Achievement Award
Juan D. Quintero receives the Lifetime Achievement Award for his sustained and significant contribution to impact assessment practice, which has helped to mainstream conservation into infrastructure projects around the world.
Carter Center’s Mining Governance Program
The Carter Center’s Mining Governance Program was chosen to receive the Institutional Award because of its promotion of human rights impact assessment as a tool for change in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Kin Che Lam
Kin Che Lam was selected as recipient of the Regional Award for his ongoing and sustained contributions to impact assessment in Asia, including his role in organizing regular regional meetings on topics such as Strategic Environmental Assessment and his work in promoting climate change activities in the region.
Lone Kørnøv was selected for the Individual Award for her dedication to improving and promoting environmental assessment through her research, teaching, and practice, and for her work in establishing the Danish Centre for Environmental Assessment.
Outstanding Service to IAIA
The Outstanding Service to IAIA Award is presented to Arne Dalfelt for his contributions to IAIA and capacity building, displayed through his commitment to the Oil for Development stipend program, his role as program chair at IAIA06 in Norway, and his long-term efforts to strengthen the EIA Professional Network for Capacity and Linkages in Environmental Assessment in Africa (CLEAA).
Toma Rani Saha
Rita R. Hamm IA Excellence Scholarship
Toma Rani Saha, Bangladesh, was selected as the recipient of this year’s Rita R. Hamm IA Excellence Scholarship. Toma is a scientist working in the climate change, climate variability, and impact assessment fields.
Alan Ehrlich & Bill Ross
IAPA Best Paper of 2015
The 2015 IAPA Best Paper Award is presented to Alan Ehrlich and Bill Ross for their paper “The significance spectrum and EIA significance determinations,” published in IAPA 33(2).