The International Association for Impact Assessment exists to improve and better inform the decision-making of today that has environmental consequences for tomorrow. IAIA is a multi-disciplinary organization for environmental practitioners and interested participants from all sectors: government, industry, training, research, consultancies and community bases. A primary purpose of IAIA is developing international and local capacity to make wise decisions regarding the anticipation, management and planning of environmental change. Considering ecological and human consequences is essential to enhance the quality of life for all.
- Subscription to Impact Assessment & Project Appraisal, one of the best professional journals in the world
- Newsletter with international news about the profession
- Direct access to web site, resource networks, searchable database
- Direct access to training courses and customized training
- Reduced rate for annual meeting registration
- Opportunities to attend and participate in international and regional conferences
- Opportunities to represent IAIA at international fora
- Networking in special interest area sections
- Organizational linkages
- Direct access to e-news network and IAIAConnect, IAIA's new professional networking site
- International recognition through contribution to the work of IAIA and the profession, and through partnerships with other members and organizations
- Opportunities to assist in global and regional capacity building
- Special Interest Areas
- Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries
- Biodiversity & Ecology
- Indigenous Peoples
- Social Issues
- Public Participation
- Urban Issues
- Environmental Legislation, Institutions and Policies
- Corporate Stewardship and Risk Management
- Disasters and Conflict
- Strategic Environmental Assessment
- World Trade and Trade Agreements
- Students and Early Professionals
The newsletter provides professional news as well as organizational items and updates on activities of members, affiliates, conferences and project initiatives.
IAIA has active listerv discussion groups in various fields of impact assessment. New discussion groups are formed as interest evolves.
A news posting service provides rapid transmission of IAIA activity announcements and updates, plus news on impact assessment issues in general.
Capacity building. IAIA is firmly committed to strengthening the capacity of the global community with respect to environmental assessment knowledge and best practice. Through industry and government sponsorship, IAIA has facilitated highly successful individual and group participation in training programs, conference attendance and workshop participation. Additional sources of sponsorship are welcome.
Each year a new global location is selected for the IAIA annual gathering. Recent hosts include Switzerland, Ghana, Australia, Korea, Norway, USA, Canada, Morocco, The Netherlands, Colombia, Hong Kong, Scotland, Portugal, South Africa, New Zealand, Canada, People’s Republic of China, and Switzerland.
With varied and timely themes, great value is provided through training courses, local technical visits, extensive seminar sessions, poster displays, opportunities for building professional networks, and social activities.
Strategic partnerships between IAIA and national and international organizations such as the United Nations and World Bank have enabled IAIA to achieve some program goals that would otherwise remain dormant for lack of resources. Our external partnerships also facilitate open communication on environmental assessment issues.
Individual: Full membership for individuals. Includes a subscription to the quarterly journal (electronic only), quarterly newsletter, and monthly e-news, and offers access to special-interest sections/listservs and the searchable member directory. Also provides voting privileges and discounted conference rates. Limited number of discounts available upon request for persons from non-OECD countries.
Student: Full membership for students at a discounted rate (proof of enrollment required). Includes a subscription to the quarterly journal (electronic only), quarterly newsletter, and monthly e-news, and offers access to special-interest sections/listservs and the searchable member directory. Also provides voting privileges and discounted conference rates.
Paper Copy of IAPA: The Individual and Student membership categories include electronic-only copies of the IAPA journal. If you wish to receive paper copies of the journal via post, the cost of US$25/year applies.
Multiple Year Membership: We encourage you to join for multiple years. Discount additional years by 10% from the annual rate. For example, for three years an individual member sends only $308 ($110 for the first year and $99 for each additional year).
Non-OECD Country Rate: Upon request, a limited number of discounts are available to persons from non-OECD countries (with the exception of Mexico and Turkey). Along with your request, send your name, organization and country to firstname.lastname@example.org. OECD member countries are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.
Paper Copy of IAPA: The membership categories above include electronic-only copies of the IAPA journal. If you wish to receive paper copies of the journal via post, # of years the cost of $25 per year applies.