IAIA '96


IAIA '96

Estoril/Portugal, 20 - 23 June 1996

The 16th annual meeting of the International Association for Impact Assessment, IAIA '96, will take place 20-23 June, 1996 at the Centro Escolar Turistico e Hoteleiro, Estoril, Portugal.

The conference theme is "Improving EA (Environmental Assessment) Effectiveness: Research, practice, and training". Three main objectives drive the preparation of the 1996 meeting:

(1) To contribute to the improvement of EA effectiveness internationally;

(2) To identify strategies for the future of impact assessment in international and regional context;

(3) To discuss future actions that will ensure cost-effectiveness in EA in practice in Europe and other regions.

Five main subthemes provide the building blocks for the IAIA '96 programme agenda:

New Developments in EA

- Strategic Environmental Assessment

- Application of Sustainability Concepts

- Cumulative Impacts

Strengthening the EA Process

- Scoping the EA

- Significance of Impacts

- Reviewing EAs

- Relationship of EA to Decision-Making in Government

- Follow-up/Monitoring

- EAs of Large-Scale Projects

- Public Involvement

- Role of NGOs

EA Capacity Building

- Training, Research and Institution-building

EA in International Relations

- Transboundary EA

- EA in Development Assistance

EA in Business and Industry Decision-Making

- Role of EA in Business and Industry

- Needs and Opportunities of Corporate Practitioners in EA

- Corporate Environmental Management Systems & ISO 14000 Linkage to EA

- Technology Assessment.

Save with early registration!

There are substantial savings for participants who register early. All meeting registration fees must be paid in US. Early-bird registrations received by 31 December 1995 are $350 for members, $400 for nonmembers. Regular registrations received by 31 March 1996 are $400 or $450. Late and onsite registrations will be $500 and $550. For further information, get in touch with the IAIA executive office (address below).

IAIA Executive Office
Institute for Business & Industry
North Dakota State University
Hastings Hall
P.O. Box 5256
Fargo, ND 58105-5256, USA
Tel.: + 1-701-231-1006
E-mail: rhammKxk0∂ndsuext nodak edu