• 6 July 2020

Digital Steering Group shortlisted for IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards

Waterman is delighted to be shortlisted in the IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards category ‘Consultancy and Collaboration’. This prestigious award recognises people and businesses that are transforming the world through sustainability and showcases the achievements of organisations striving to tackle the global challenges of the climate and environmental emergency.

Waterman is part of the IEMA Digital Steering Group and has been working alongside WSP, Mott MacDonald, Arcadis, Atkins, ERM, Arup, AECOM, Royal HaskoningDHV, Quod, Sweco, Jacobs, Capita and Barton Willmore, to explore how digital practices and emerging technologies can be incorporated into the development impact assessment process.

The Digital Steering Group’s first step was to release a Primer in March this year. The Primer defines what Digital Impact Assessment (Digital IA) is, why it is needed, and outlines how digital tools and technology – such as unmanned aerial vehicles, geographic information systems, mobile mapping, virtual reality and remote sensing – could be utilised to provide data for impact assessments. This was an important step in setting out the challenges and opportunities associated with Digital IA, informing our industry and generating wider discussion. The Digital Steering Group then went on to prepare the sixth edition of the IEMA Impact Assessment Outlook Journal released in May this year which focussed on how Digital IA is implemented in practice.

To find out more about the IEMA Digital Steering Group’s Primer, click here.

To access IEMA Outlook Journal Volume 6: Digital Impact Assessment in Practice (May 2020) click here.

The winners will be announced on the 18th September.

To find out about more about the award and view the shortlist, click here.

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