Dialogue on Socio-Economic Impact Assessments in BC

Advancing the Dialogue on Socio-Economic Impact Assessments in BC How effectively are socio-economic risks being managed in BC? As public scrutiny of major industrial development projects intensify, so must the effectiveness of impact assessment tools to identify and manage risks and opportunities for projects and communities alike. This one-day session digs deep into the trends

Forum on Environmental Assessment for Urban Development: The State of Professional Practice and Government Expectations in Lower Mainland BC

Forum on Environmental Assessment for Urban Development: The State of Professional Practice and Government Expectations in Lower Mainland BC

Urban development in the Lower Mainland often requires some level of environmental assessment (EA) to meet federal, provincial or local government requirements. Urban EAs are often triggered for projects that involve watercourse setbacks, instream works or other environmental sensitivities. The scope and process vary between jurisdictions but some common EA triggers, tools and methods are

IAIA Award Nominations

IAIA Award Nominations

Do you know a colleague, client, or institution that deserves an award? Help us recognize excellence and achievement in impact assessment by submitting a nomination for the 2017 IAIA Awards! Making a nomination is easy (and it is not necessary to be an IAIA member to do so) — just visit http://www.iaia.org/awards.php by 18 September 2016.

IAIA17, Impact Assessment’s Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change

IAIA17, Impact Assessment’s Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change

37th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment 4-7 April 2017| Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Hôtel | Montréal, Canada Abstract Submissions (for both paper and poster) are invited through 31 October, 2016. For more information and to see updates about this conference, please visit http://conferences.iaia.org/2017/index.php. IAIA conferences are interdisciplinary, and approximately 700 delegates

A successful year for IAIA in BC

Just a note to thank you all for your energy, ideas and efforts over this past year with IAIA in BC. The EAO provided two webinars, SFU students hosted an event to present their research findings and several federal agencies presented on how they review projects on federal land. 2016-06-30 IAIA EPIC Updates IAIA deck

Event: BC Environmental Assessment Office Information Session

Event: BC Environmental Assessment Office Information Session

BC Environmental Assessment Office Information Session Please join us on June 30th from 9:30-11:00 am for an information session with BC Environmental Assessment Office staff. Presenters will be Rumon Carter, Director, Engagement and Digital Services and Erin Scraba, Manager of Policy and Legislation. Topics to be discussed include: 9:40-10:15: From e-PIC to EPIC: the EAO’s

IAIA-WNC Provides Recommendations on CEAA 2012 Review

IAIA-WNC provided recommendations to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change on making environmental assessment under CEAA 2012 more fair  and effective. Please see the attached letter. WNC Letter to ECCC on CEAA 2012  

Postponed: 2-day Workshop Offering in Vancouver: Organized Reasoning and Environmental Assessment

This workshop has been postponed. Please stay tuned for a new date. —————————————————————————————- Environmental impact assessment constantly uses reasoning to reach conclusions. That process is called ‘argument’—not meaning ‘quarrel,’ but meaning a series of reasons, leading to conclusions, targeted for a specific audience. Most professionals are not formally trained in organized reasoning. Therefore they do

Notice of the 2016 Annual General Meeting of IAIA-WNC

Notice of the 2016 Annual General Meeting of IAIA-WNC

TAKE NOTICE that a meeting of the members of the International Association for Impact Assessment – Western and Northern Canada Affiliate (the “Organization”) will be held by teleconference at 9:30 AM Mountain time (8:30 AM Pacific time, 10:30 AM Central time), on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. The agenda will include: Annual report from the President

Forum on Federal Government Effects Assessments

Forum on Federal Government Effects Assessments: How Federal Authorities are Meeting Requirements Under Section 67 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act Monday January 18, 2016, 1-5 pm (Registration opens at 12:30 pm) 1410 – 1430 Segal Centre, Simon Fraser University Vancouver, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC Federal Authorities are required by Section 67 of

SFU Students Present Results of Environmental Assessment Research Studies

SFU Students Present Results of Environmental Assessment Research Studies

The International Association for Impact Assessment, Western and Northern Canada is hosting an event: SFU Students Present Results of Environmental Assessment Research Studies November 10, 11:00 – 12:30 SFU 515 Hastings Street, Vancouver (Room 7000) The following studies will be presented: 1. “Evaluating risk analysis in environmental impact assessment: A case study of the Enbridge

Community Health and Safety Workshops

INCORPORATING HEALTH INTO ENVIRONMENTAL/IMPACT ASSESSMENT FOR MAJOR PROJECTS: BEST PRACTICE FOR BC, CANADA 1-Day Training Workshop November 17th 2015: Vancouver, Canada Topics will include: Key community health risks and impacts Ethical standards and data access protocols Study design and methodological approaches Meeting the OCAP (Ownership, Control, Access, Protection) standards Download PDF for Full Details MANAGING COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SAFETY

Substitution of Environmental Assessments in British Columbia – Lessons Learned

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 – 10:00 to 11:30 am Telephone and computer with internet connection are required The International Association for Impact Assessment – Western and Northern Canada is pleased to offer a free webinar presented by the BC Environmental Assessment Office. Drawing on examples from its first completed substituted environmental assessment (LNG Canada Export Terminal)

Calgary Workshop: Organized Reasoning and Environmental Assessment

Calgary Workshop: Organized Reasoning and Environmental Assessment

Organized Reasoning and Environmental Assessment A Workshop From IAIA-Western and Northern Canada in Calgary Environmental impact assessment constantly uses reasoning to reach conclusions. That process is called ‘argument’. Not argument meaning ‘quarrel,’ but argument meaning a series of reasons, leading to conclusions, targeted for a specific audience. Most professionals are not formally trained in organized reasoning.

Technical Guidance for Assessing Cumulative Environmental Effects Under the CEAA 2012

International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) –  Western and Northern Canada Affiliate Invites you to attend an information session regarding cumulative effects assessment guidance. What:   Presentation regarding the draft Technical Guidance for Assessing Cumulative Environmental Effects Under the CEAA 2012 Participants are invited to review this document prior to the information session (link provided above).

Event: The State of Environmental Assessment in BC – An Update from the BC Environmental Assessment Office

Event: The State of Environmental Assessment in BC – An Update from the BC Environmental Assessment Office

IAIA-WNC Presents: “The State of Environmental Assessment in BC” – An Update from the BC Environmental Assessment Office Tuesday April 14, 2015 – 10:00 to 4:00 pm (Registration opens at 9:30 am) Harbour Towers Hotel, 345 Quebec St, Victoria, BC  The International Association for Impact Assessment’s Western and Northern Canada Affiliate is pleased to host a full-day of