The environmental assessment (EA) process can be overwhelmingly complex for new practitioners. As the associated legislation continues to evolve and a new federal act being released over the next year this is the ideal time to ensure you are well versed and knowledgeable.
What You’ll Learn
In this two-day interactive workshop, you will take away a comprehensive overview of EA including:
- Foundation in systems theory and rational planning theory
- Step-by-step process of project scoping
- How to gather relevant data
- Public and Indigenous engagement best practices
- Methods of assessing project effects & cumulative effects
- Project mitigation and monitoring
*You will also learn EA legislation, including the evolution of the federal process, the EIS, a description of the upcoming IAA, and an overview of the provincial process.
This workshop will be conducted in a classroom setting to demonstrate and practice the various components of EA process featuring:
- Several hypothetical case studies
- Interactive breakout sessions
The Impact Assessment (IA) process is the assessment of the environmental impacts of plan, policy, program and or projects prior to the evaluation and decision-making process to move ahead with proposed projects. The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) defines an environmental impact assessment as “the process of identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the biophysical, social, and other relevant effects of development proposals prior to major decisions being taken and commitments made. Deficiencies in the IA review process can lead to costly delays, legal ramifications and cost overruns.
We are pleased to offer this two-day workshop on June 20, 2019 that will provide knowledge and insights to prepare you well for your next project.
Register Now – only 25 Spots Available!
Who Should Attend:
- Environmental practitioners with minimal impact assessment experience
- Project managers, engineers and coordinators that need a refresher