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July 2016 enews

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    July 2016 enews

    IAIA July 2016 e-news

    Table of Contents:

    1.  Water Symposium updates
    2.  IAIA17 updates
    3.  IAIA16 proceedings available, plus Japanese translations
    4.  Award nominations invited
    5.  Welcome to IAIA’s new affiliate, EIAC of CSES
    6.  Post on health and infrastructure development in Asia
    7.  Upcoming events​

    1. Water Symposium updates

    The IAIA Special Symposium on Water and Impact Assessment will be held 1-2 September 2016 in Lincoln, United Kingdom.  For more information, visit the symposium website.  #iaiawater 

    Registrations accepted through 12 August: Symposium registrations will be accepted through 12 August. Pre-registration and pre-payment by 12 August are required. Cash payments on-site will not be accepted.

    Preliminary program available: Read about sessions, special events, accommodations, and more on the Preliminary Program page. A tentative daily schedule is available at that link, and the final program will be posted two weeks before the start of the event.

    Sponsorship opportunities: IAIA is currently seeking sponsors for the Water Symposium. Download the Sponsorship Opportunities brochure to find out the various ways your company can reach out to environmental professionals in the UK and beyond.

    2.  IAIA17 updates

    IAIA17, “Impact Assessment’s Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change,” will be held 4-7 April 2017 in Montréal, Canada.  For more information, visit the conference website. #iaia17

    Abstract submissions opening soon: Paper and poster abstracts for IAIA17 will be accepted starting in early August through 31 October. Stay tuned to the conference website for updates.

    Aashukan call for participants: The Indigenous Peoples Section of IAIA is inviting twenty Indigenous participants from around the world to participate in Aashukan, a two-day exchange hosted by the Crees of Northern Quebec, Canada, in their ancestral homelands of Eeyou Istchee in the Cree community of Waskaganish. Aashukan means “bridge” in eastern Cree. The goal of the event is to create a new conversation that reconciles development and the protection of Indigenous culture and lands. It will seek to build bridges between these two imperatives for the benefit of all. Through solicited financial support from a variety of donors, the group hopes to fully fund the travel and participation of the Indigenous participants. Are you interested in being a part of this exchange, either as a participant or as a sponsor? Visit to download their application form. Applications are due 10 September. Questions? Event information and contact details are available at

    3. IAIA16 proceedings available, plus Japanese translations

    IAIA16 final papers are now available on the Proceedings page.  There you will also find links to presentations, photos, and more!  IAIA16 was held in May 2016 in Nagoya, Japan; for more information, visit the conference website

    A number of IAIA FasTips, Best Practice Principles, and other publications are now available as Japanese translations. Visit and to download these documents.

    4. Award nominations invited

    Nominations are invited for the 2017 IAIA awards.  Submit a nomination online for the categories below by 11 September 2016. Winners will be recognized at IAIA's annual conference in April 2017 in Montréal, Canada.

    • IAIA Global Environment Award
    • Lifetime Achievement Award  
    • Corporate Initiative Award  
    • Institutional Award   
    • Regional Award  
    • Individual Award 

    5. Welcome to IAIA's new affiliate, EIAC of CSES

    IAIA is pleased to welcome our newest affiliate, the Environmental Impact Assessment Committee of Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences (EIAC of CSES).  EIAC of CSES was founded in 1996. Under the guidance of the CSES, EIAC organizes events and training courses on environmental assessment.  EIAC also publishes a newsletter and collaborates with the submission process of abstracts for the journal of Chinese Environmental Sciences.  EIAC of CSES aims to build a high-quality communication platform, promote academic exchanging and realize win-win mutual benefit. IAIA looks forward to working together with EIAC of CSES in the future.

    CSES be holding the International Symposium on Soil and Groundwater in Guangzhou, China, from 14-18 August. A forum on Contaminated Land Remediation and Industrial Development will be held simultaneously in Shijiazhuang, China.  For more information, visit or contact

    6. Post on health and infrastructure development in Asia

    IAIA member Dr. Susann Roth has written an Asian Development Bank blog post together with Jane Parry. “Health should not pay the price for infrastructure development in Asia” can be read on ADB's blog.

    7. Upcoming events

    From 28-30 September 2016, IAIA’s German Affiliate UVP-Gesellschaft eV (German EIA Association) is organizing the German EIA Congress in Bremen, Germany. Every 2 years since 1988, the German EIA community gets together to debate new developments in the fields of EIA methodology, procedures, and other relevant topics. One of the core subjects at this year’s event will be the implementation of the new demands coming from the EU Directive 2014/52/EU. For further information, please visit

    IAIA member Tom Russo will be teaching a course on “Introduction to the Natural Gas Industry, Infrastructure, and Regulations” in Baltimore, MD, USA, on 29 September 2016. For more information see the course listing.  (Submitted by Tom Russo,

    The Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ), an IAIA Associated Organization, is holding its annual conference in Brisbane, Australia, on 3-4 November 2016. The theme of the conference is “Foundations for Tomorrow,” exploring environmental trends and their influence on the environment industry through 2050. For more information, visit

    IAIA Affiliate NZAIA (New Zealand Association for Impact Assessment) will be holding its annual conference in Christchurch, New Zealand, from 7-9 December 2016. “Strategic Environmental Assessment in New Zealand: Enhancing Policies and Plans” will reflect on how well New Zealand is doing at applying impact assessment thinking at a strategic level. Details can be found at

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