International Association for Impact Assessment

Section Discussion Forums

IAIA Sections provide opportunities for IAIA members with mutual interests to share experiences and discuss ideas in an informal setting. Sections provide a forum for active topical debate and for development and promotion of good practice.

Each Section has its own online group forum for networking, communication and posting resources as part of IAIA's online community, IAIAConnect. A brief summary of each Section and a link to its online forum on Connect is below.

Posts and resources in section groups are viewable to anyone, but only IAIA members are able to join the groups and post/reply to messages.  Join IAIA today! 

 

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Focuses on finding ways and means of increasing and improving the application of EIA to these sectors based on study, research, and input from practitioners.

Coordinator(s): Ijeoma Vincent-Akpu & Ann Pacey

Biodiversity and Ecology

Biodiversity and Ecology

Focuses on ecological impact assessment, biodiversity in impact assessment, ecological compensation and mitigation, impact assessment for protected area establishment and management.

Coordinator(s): Jo Treweek & Denny Grossman

Climate Change

Climate Change

Provides a coordinated, international platform for IA practitioners to exchange expertise and knowledge on climate change across all areas of IA, and to enable outreach to climate change experts outside of the IA community.

Coordinator(s): Arend Kolhoff, Weston Fisher & Ana Maria Quintero

Corporate Stewardship and Risk Management

Corporate Stewardship and Risk Management

Focuses on environmental auditing and management, incorporating auditing and impact assessment into environmental management systems and the development and operation of corporate environmental strategies.

Coordinator(s): Michelle Gilbert, Nora Götzmann & Tulika Bansal

Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage

Formed in response to increasing interest in the cultural heritage component of impact assessment, both within IAIA and throughout the world.

Coordinator(s): Arlene Fleming, Chris Polglase & Inge Lindblom

Disasters and Conflict

Disasters and Conflict

Enables IAIA members to share and disseminate information on disaster-issues and to participate in the development of sustainable disaster management strategies.

Coordinator(s): Annica Waleij & C. Kelly

Health

Health

Addresses health impact assessment throughout the world and the integration of human health concerns into impact assessment.

Coordinator(s): Mark Divall & Geetha Ramesh

Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Peoples

Addresses indigenous issues in impact assessment, including developing guidelines for the full inclusion of indigenous concerns in all aspects of IA, traditional knowledge, and impact assessment capacity building for indigenous people.

Coordinator(s): Kepa Morgan & Phillippe Hanna

Public Participation

Public Participation

Explores principles and techniques of effective public participation as part of EA.

Coordinator(s): John Sinclair, Timothy J. Peirson-Smith & Tanya Burdett

Social Impact Assessment

Social Impact Assessment

Promotes development of professional good practice in all aspects of SIA, drawing on the experience of SIA practitioners in the private, public and academic sectors around the world.

Coordinator(s): Irge Satiroglu & Katherine Witt

Students and Young Professionals

Students and Young Professionals

Provides activities and services of interest to this highly diverse segment of IAIA membership and recruits new members in this interest area.

Coordinator(s): Claudia Valencia & Alexandra Polido

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