Special Interest Section for Impact Assessment
The role of the Special Interest Section on Impact Assessment (SIS-IA) is to seek to achieve good environmental outcomes by:
(i) promoting ethical and competent practice of impact assessment by environmental practitioners through developing tools, competencies and a certification process; and
(ii) developing and promoting within the wider community practices which support or extend impact assessment in terms of institutional and decision-making frameworks, processes, standards, competencies and tools.
The SIS-IA has developed recommended criteria for certification of impact assessment practitioners. Those applying for certification would need to meet all the requirements to be recognised as a CEnvP (if they do not already have this qualification) and an additional set aimed at demonstrating a high level of proficiency in impact assessment. The recommended criteria cover required experience, understanding of impact assessment methods, interpersonal skills needed for effective and efficient impact assessment, capabilities in undertaking impact assessment, and commitment to best practice and professional development.
The SIS-IA has also developed a draft memorandum of understanding for affiliation of the EIANZ with the International Association for Impact Assessment. This is currently being discussed with the IAIA.
The SIS is looking for new members. If you would like to be involved, would like more information, or simply wish to be on the email list, please contact the Convenor at firstname.lastname@example.org.