Impact assessment aims to ensure that environmental and social issues are identified and factored in during the development and adoption of public policies and plans, and the consenting of public and private development projects. At its best, impact assessment helps ensure social value to communities and economic value to investors, without eroding biodiversity and natural capital and without pushing beyond environmental limits.
The Impact Assessment Network draws together professionals across all aspects of the discipline to provide leadership and definitive guidance. The role of the steering group is to oversee the delivery of an annual work programme of activities, including webinars, workshops, reports and much more.
The membership of the steering group is as follows.
Senior Environmental Advisor/Biodiversity Net Gain Advisor at National Highways, National Highways
Associate Director, Waterman Infrastructure & Environment Ltd
Technical Director, WSP
Associate EIA Practitioner - Quod, Quod
Technical Director and Environmental Assessment Practice Lead, Mott Macdonald
Director at Temple Group, Temple Group
Environmental Consultant at Tresor Consulting, Tresor Consulting
Urmila Jha Thakur
Lecturer in Environmental Planning Management at University of Liverpool, University of Liverpool
Principal EIA Specialist at Mott MacDonald, Mott Macdonald
Environmental Planning Associate Director, Stantec
Dr Jessica Salder
Principal Environmental Assessment Officer, Surrey County Council
Team Manager, Environment and Resources Directorate, Environment and Resources Authority (Malta)
Associate Director EIA, RSK Environment Limited
Committee Member, Planning Inspectorate
(Chair) Partner, Trium Environmental Consulting
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