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Fundamentals of Environmental Impact Assessment (IA)

IA BASICS, PROCESS & LEGISLATION IN CANADA
Calgary, June 20-21, 2019

Background

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
Nick Barnes Photo Mar 5 2018_Small File

Nick Barnes

Expert Trainer

Nick Barnes has a wealth of expertise in the environmental assessment realm. Nick brings more than 30 years of professional experience in the environmental industry. He holds a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Waterloo and a M.Sc. in Fisheries Biology from the University of Manitoba.

His experience spans across almost every industry sector, and throughout Ontario, western Canada and the Northwest Territories, through employment with provincial and federal governments, as well as several consulting companies. He has participated in environmental assessment (EA) work through all versions of federal EA legislation.

Dr. Yogendra Chaudhry

Dr. Yogendra Chaudhry

Vice President, Professional Services, EP, CRSP

Yogi oversees the development and delivery of professional services to support the rapidly growing network of the Canadian environment and sustainability workforce. He provides strategic insight and technical support for environment and sustainability programs, and works closely with a diverse range of stakeholders including government, industry and the environment & sustainability professionals.

During his more than two decades of career in Environment and Sustainability, he was worked in numerous countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Yogi holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and supports a number of Canadian and international academic institutions, standard-setting organizations, and industry associations in various professional capacities. Yogi has worked on numerous Impact Assessment projects including extractive sector, manufacturing and infrastructure projects.

Day 1

Morning: 9 AM to 12 PM

  • Introduction to Impact Assessment
  • Purpose of Impact Assessment
  • Impact Assessment Background
  • Scoping

Lunch: 12 PM to 1 PM

Afternoon: 1 PM to 4 PM

  • Data Gathering
  • Data Analysis
  • Impact Assessment
  • Monitoring

Day 2

Morning: 9 AM to 12 PM

  • Federal Regulatory Approval Process – History, CEAA, IAA

Lunch: 12 PM to 1 PM 

Afternoon: 1 PM to 4 PM

  • Provincial Regulatory Approval Process
+ Overview

Background

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
+ Experts
Nick Barnes Photo Mar 5 2018_Small File

Nick Barnes

Expert Trainer

Nick Barnes has a wealth of expertise in the environmental assessment realm. Nick brings more than 30 years of professional experience in the environmental industry. He holds a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Waterloo and a M.Sc. in Fisheries Biology from the University of Manitoba.

His experience spans across almost every industry sector, and throughout Ontario, western Canada and the Northwest Territories, through employment with provincial and federal governments, as well as several consulting companies. He has participated in environmental assessment (EA) work through all versions of federal EA legislation.

Dr. Yogendra Chaudhry

Dr. Yogendra Chaudhry

Vice President, Professional Services, EP, CRSP

Yogi oversees the development and delivery of professional services to support the rapidly growing network of the Canadian environment and sustainability workforce. He provides strategic insight and technical support for environment and sustainability programs, and works closely with a diverse range of stakeholders including government, industry and the environment & sustainability professionals.

During his more than two decades of career in Environment and Sustainability, he was worked in numerous countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Yogi holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and supports a number of Canadian and international academic institutions, standard-setting organizations, and industry associations in various professional capacities. Yogi has worked on numerous Impact Assessment projects including extractive sector, manufacturing and infrastructure projects.

+ Agenda

Day 1

Morning: 9 AM to 12 PM

  • Introduction to Impact Assessment
  • Purpose of Impact Assessment
  • Impact Assessment Background
  • Scoping

Lunch: 12 PM to 1 PM

Afternoon: 1 PM to 4 PM

  • Data Gathering
  • Data Analysis
  • Impact Assessment
  • Monitoring

Day 2

Morning: 9 AM to 12 PM

  • Federal Regulatory Approval Process – History, CEAA, IAA

Lunch: 12 PM to 1 PM 

Afternoon: 1 PM to 4 PM

  • Provincial Regulatory Approval Process

*Lunch will be provided.

Price : $499 (+GST)

Workshop length : 2 days

Career stage : All career stages