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IAIA is the leading global network on best practice in the use of impact assessment for informed decision making regarding policies, programs, plans and projects. The IAIA is a diverse global organization with a collective goal focused on environmental stewardship and sustainability.
The theme for the IAIA17 Conference is: “Impact Assessment’s Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change.” Our human health (Dr. Geetha Ramesh), society and engagement (Karina Andrus), cumulative effects assessment (Margaret Scott), and climate change (Robert Larson) advisors will be representing Advisian to advance discussions on this global challenge in their respective fields.
Dr. Geetha Ramesh, a Principal environmental consultant based in Calgary and Global Health Section chair for IAIA, will be chairing two sessions during the conference and is co-author for the presentation The Complexity of Climate Change, Water and Indigenous People on Thursday, April 6 at 4:30 pm (Session ID# 62). The sessions Geetha will be chairing include:
Margaret Scott, Practice Lead for
Environmental Science and based in Burnaby, BC, is attending IAIA for the first
time. Building on her knowledge and experience with cumulative effects
assessment, Margaret will be participating in workshops on the subject,
presenting a poster, and chairing and presenting in a session focused on the
challenges with developing cumulative impact and climate change scenarios:
Robert Larson, a hydrologist and climate change specialist based in the Burnaby, BC office, will also be attending IAIA for the first time this year. His contribution will focus on sharing the experience Advisian has gained over the past two years assessing environmental risks and opportunities posed by climate change in his poster Key Elements to Assess Climate Induced Hydrologic Changes.