Dr Cathy Baldwin, Research Associate at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, will be a keynote speaker during the opening plenary session of the 2016 IAIA Special Symposium. Entitled ‘Water and Impact Assessment: Investment, Infrastructure, Legacy’, the symposium will take place at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) in Lincoln, UK, on 1-2 September.
Impact assessment (IA) is a way of assessing the social, health, economic and environmental effects of development on people and their surroundings. This IAIA symposium aims to: Advance a multidisciplinary discussion about the challenges and opportunities associated with the management of water-related impacts across investment sectors; support IA professionals in effectively meeting challenges associated with water IA, management, and planning; and promote new approaches in impact assessment. .