IAIASA WELCOMES YOU TO ITS 22ND ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2017
IAIAsa would like to invite you to join us for the IAIAsa 2017 National Conference at Goudini Spa, Rawsonville, Western Cape. We hope to attract up to 400 delegates to this conference. The Western Cape provides a beautiful backdrop for the 2017 conference and sets the perfect scene for a spectacular IAIAsa 2017 National Conference.
The main objectives of the IAIAsa 2017 National Conference are to build capacity, educate and inspire role-players within the field of impact assessment, and to encourage networking within the field of impact assessment.
Negative downward environmental trends are, unfortunately, visible all around us. Crafting effective Integrated Environmental Management solutions is about contextualizing the “bigger picture”, defining our short-term environmental objectives while at the same time envisaging our desired future environmental state. Planning for an unpredictable future needs to build in innovation and adaptation. A critical challenge in our professional work is to find ways to achieve our desired future environmental state within the context of socio economic imperatives in South Africa.
Main Conference Theme: INSPIRING INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: CRAFTING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO PERSISTENT ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS
- Sustainability in Business
- Environmental and Development Planning
- Energy Security
- Water-Food-Energy Nexus
- Integrated Environmental Management
- Ecosystem Services
- Economics and Valuation
- Environmental Law
Some of the unique features to the IAIAsa 2017 National Conference:
- PRIZE: Free accommodation for the 25th, 75th and 150th paid conference registrations (accommodation at Goudini Spa, terms and conditions apply)
- A wider variety of presentation types aimed at maximising the quality of the conference’s content and maximising the number of delegates participating in the conference
- Draft full papers will be peer-reviewed by the North-West University
- Various Conference Awards (to be announced soon!)
- Breakfast on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are included in the conference registration price
- Live social media feeds before and during the conference via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
One of the unique features of IAIAsa is that it provides a platform for a wide variety of professionals to advance the state of the art and science of impact assessment in applications ranging from local to global; to develop international and local capability to anticipate, and plan and manage the consequences of development.
The IAIAsa 2017 National Conference will provide a platform for any private or public sector organisation to discuss and develop integrated and sustainable environmental management, through providing lively debate, discussions on technical and management solutions, and industry excellence.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!