IAIA15: Impact assessment in the digital era

20 - 23 April 2015

ERM is proud to be an Island Sponsor for the 35th Annual International Association of Impact Assessment

New technologies are influencing all aspects of our societies, and they play a pivotal role in promoting impact assessment and sustainability worldwide. The conference aims to advance a multidisciplinary discussion on the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of new digital technologies for promoting sustainability. Could smart cities and digital technologies be an opportunity for ecosystems and social resilience? How can big data strategies and Online social participation improve sustainability? How do we face emerging social responsibility awareness of planning effects on health and sustainability of our future?


Our international leading experts will be present to share their unique and valuable insights gained from involvement in the most interesting Impact Assessment projects. ERM has a long history and broad reputation for thought leadership within the impact assessment community and will be an avid participant at the conference.

The main topics of IAIA15 include:

  • E-Governance/big data challenges and impact assessment
  • Exploring opportunities and risks of a globally-connected society
  • Urbanization and smart cities
  • How stakeholder consultation is changing through new social participation
  • New technology’s role in modelling and visualizing societal changes associated with major projects
  • How communication technology is changing the role of experts and non-experts
  • How instant availability of information is influencing impact assessment
  • New tools for risk assessors, corporations and city managers

Learn more about IAIA15

ERM’s Role at IAIA 2015

Ian Bailey, ERM’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Chief Executive Officer will present “Sustainability in the Digital Era” at the Opening Plenary Session. ERM will also present 15 presentations throughtout the conference.
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Be sure to stop by ERM's exhibition booth, which will be listed once available.

ERM Contact

Please contact Lorenzo Bertole on +39 0267440176 or if you would like to meet ERM at the IAIA15 Impact assessment in the digital era or for further information about ERM.


Firenze Fiera Congress & Exhibition Center
Piazza Adua 1
50123 Florence

ERM at the conference

Meet a few of our speakers:

Ian Bailey, ERM’s Regional CEO for Europe, Middle East, and Africa will be participating in the keynote address focusing on “Sustainability in the digital era”.

Henry Camp is a Partner with over 30 years’ environmental experience, based in ERM’s Cape Town office he will be speaking on: “ Permitting in a changing regulatory environment ” 

Paul Krause is a Partner based in California he will be speaking on: “ Mitigation and restoration to enhance biodiversity ”

Ronni L Wilcock is a Program Director based in Anchorage, she will be speaking on: “A methodology to determine climate change impacts”

Christopher Polglase, is a Technical Director specializing in Cultural Heritage, based in Washington, will be speaking on “Developing Underwater Archaeology Standards for Impact Assessment.