SLR contributed to successful IAIA symposium
SLR recently co-sponsored and participated in an international symposium on Improving Impact Assessment and Management in the Mining Sector. The symposium was organised by the International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA) and hosted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) at their offices in London.
The two-day international symposium had eight active sessions covering key topics including advances in impact assessment methodologies over the mining life cycle, innovation and technology in impact assessment, managing biodiversity risks, community & stakeholder engagement, gender assessments; innovations in social closure; and safe-guarding community well-being & health in mining projects.
SLR was represented on the Technical Organising Committee by James McNally (London, UK). James co-chaired the Innovation & Technology session and Nicola Faulks (Newcastle, UK) co-chaired the biodiversity session. Tomasz Wlodarcyzk (Markham, Canada) gave a presentation on the Value of Visual Simulation in Impact Assessment highlighting our Cote Gold Project mine life cycle visualisation. Clement Repussard (Grenoble, France) attended a one-day training course on Human Rights Assessment which is a developing area in social impact assessment.
A number of attendees from the Mining and Power sectors played a key role in the symposium, and the SLR team used the two days to reinforce these relationships, together with networking opportunities with other mining clients and potential new clients. The symposium provided a valuable opportunity to further raise SLR’s global profile in the international mining sector.
For further details please contact Tim Paul - Europe Mining & Minerals Sector Leader (Dublin, Ireland)