The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) is the world's leading professional association in the field of impact assessment.

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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 IAIA conferences are interdisciplinary, and approximately 700 delegates […]


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 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  


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: 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

IAIA-WNC is calling for nominations for the Affiliate executive. Note that these are two-year positions. Download the nomination form here, At this time, we will be filling four positions: President Treasurer Secretary Program Director

Monday, December 8, 2014 12:00-1:00pm 6th Floor Stantec Consulting Ltd. Suite 300, 805 8 Ave SW, Calgary Please RSVP to Matt Scoular by Friday, December 5, 2014: [email protected]   Abstract The future of cumulative effects assessment (CEA) is increasingly wrapped within larger issues, which ultimately includes the fate and nature of decision making of natural […]


Vancouver Workshop: November 20, 2014 Victoria Workshop: December 5, 2014 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. Therefore they do […]

The BC Environmental Assessment Office is pleased to offer a free webinar to IAIA members on recent efforts to tailor the scope of environmental assessments at different milestones in the process . The objective is to share some examples and to seek feedback on the approaches considered to date. Time will also be dedicated to […]

Join the Northern and Western Canada Affiliate of IAIA at Bottlescrew Bill’s for a networking event. There will be a short discussion on upcoming IAIA-WNC – Calgary fall activities. The first drink is on IAIA-WNC! Please RSVP to Matt Scoular by Thursday, June 23, 2014: [email protected] Event Details Tuesday, June 24, 2014 5:00pm – 7:00pm […]

ConocoPhillips Canada will host a remote audience in Calgary for this talk. Please proceed to the reception on the 21st floor of Bow Valley Square Tower 4 (near Redwater Grill) to check-in.  The meeting will be in room 933.  Timing is 12:00 MST.   The NWT chapter of the International Association for Impact Assessment (Western and Northern Canada […]

The IAIA 2013 Calgary Conference will use the Carbon Offset fund that delegates have voluntarily supported to restore part of a major wetland in Calgary.  If you wish to contribute, please use the PayPal link below and contribute to this legacy project.  The contribution can be in any amount that you feel is appropriate.  The […]

Association of Professional Biology 2013 Annual Professional Biology Conference River Rock Resort, 1811 River Road, Richmond BC April 30 to May 4, 2013 Are you an applied biology or natural resource professional, researcher or environmental science practitioner? The Association of Professional Biology would like to invite you to submit an abstract for our plenary or […]

The Institute of Public Administration of Canada – NWT Regional Group,  in collaboration with the International Association for Impact Assessment, Western and Northern Canada Affiliate, presents: The Role of Science in Northern Public Policy Tuesday, December 11th, 2011, 12:00 – 1:15 pm Speakers: Dr. Steve Kokelj, Environmental Scientist, Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program (CIMP), AANDC, Government of Canada; Adjunct Professor, University […]

Conference theme and objectives The conference theme embraces the impact of current global change now and in the coming decades and how impact assessment (IA) itself will evolve as a result. The “next generation” refers to both a new genera- tion of practitioners and new approaches to IA practice internationally to address issues of global […]

Preliminary program and registration materials Call for papers and posters Submission deadline: 31 December2012   What did delegates say was the best aspect of IAIA12? “Exposure to international experiences.” “Information for starting some work in an area which is not my field.” “A one-of-a-kind experience that was an excellent platform to present my work, meet […]

Modern Fracture Stimulation & Extraction of Unconventional Oil & Gas Resources: Understanding the past and present enables decisions for the future         Includes the following subjects: Conventional Oil and Gas Unconventional Oil and Gas  Conventional vs Unconventional Historical Fracture stimulation  Modern Fracture Stimulation Distinction: past and present Hydraulic Fracturing (‘fracking’)  Multi-stage Horizontal […]