Archive Events ACT

Planet Under Pressure Conference
Date:
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 17:30
Event:
ACT Events
Presenter:
Dr Professor Steffen, Director ANU Climate Change Institute
Venue:
Engineering House, ACT
Synopsis:
The industrial revolution, and particularly the period since 1950, has brought a profound increase in well-being to many people around the world. The many benefits of contemporary civilization, especially in the western world, have also entailed significant costs that are only now being fully understood. The list of these costs has become increasingly familiar. We are losing biodiversity at an accelerating rate, probably driving the Earth’s sixth great extinction event. We are now activating more nitrogen industrially than all of the natural terrestrial processes combined. The climate is becoming warmer, with the risk of reinforcing feedbacks that could push the Earth into an even warmer state. Humanity is now rivaling some of the great forces of nature, and propelling the Earth into a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, with an uncertain future for humanity. The most fundamental challenge facing us in the 21st century is to continue to improve human well-being, particularly for those in the poorest countries, but to decouple that improvement from the pressure that the human enterprise is now putting on the planet. Meeting this challenge presents many opportunities. Many of these opportunities lie in the realm of engineering, as we need new technologies to produce energy, move people and materials, and provide homes and workplaces. Other changes are also required, particularly in the institutions that guide how we live and work and perhaps also in the fundamental values that underpin the increasingly globalised civilization of the 21st century.
Transport planning in the ACT
Date:
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 17:30
Event:
ACT Events
Presenter:
Kristen Blume
Venue:
11 National Circuit Barton ACT
Synopsis:
Kristin Blume Senior Manager, Transport Policy Coordination Transport Planning within the Environment & Sustainable Development of the ACT Government will talk on transport policy in the ACT
Canberra's Sustainable House
Date:
Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 18:30 to 20:00
Event:
ACT Events
Presenter:
Nick Mayo
Venue:
Engineering House, Canberra
Synopsis:
Canberra’s Sustainable House has a clear vision to showcase the worlds best in sustainability technologies and lifestyle. Sharing innovation, providing inspiration and delivering education to the Canberra and surrounding regions and the wider global community. Nick will showcase his Sustainable House located in Ainslie, and provide tips and ideas for all of us interested in sustainability at home. For more information see his website at http://www.canberrassustainablehouse.com.au/
Engineering Students Making a Difference Around the World - EWB Student Projects
Date:
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 17:30 to 19:00
Event:
ACT Events
Presenter:
Winey Suen and ADFA/ANU students
Venue:
Engineering House, Canberra
Synopsis:
ADFA and ANU students will present on current projects and Winey will present on her thesis project the "Tonle Sap Floating Toilet" in Cambodia
The role of economists and engineers in the pursuit of sustainability
Date:
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 (All day)
Event:
ACT Events
Presenter:
Richard Denniss, The Australia Institute
Venue:
Engineering House, Canberra
Synopsis:
In this talk, Richard will discuss the implications for those interested in the pursuit of sustainability of relying on the economists or engineers definition of efficiency before declaring who is right and who is wrong.
Field Trip - "Natural Energy Sources"
Date:
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 (All day)
Event:
ACT Events
Presenter:
Field Trip
Venue:
Bus Tour
Synopsis:
Join us on a field trip to investigate 'natural energy sources' around Canberra. This is being held as a part of Engineering Week celebrations.
'Molonglo Valley Stage 2 (suburbs 3, 4 and group centre) Infrastructure Planning and Design
Date:
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 19:00 to 20:30
Event:
ACT Events
Presenter:
Patrick Paynter and Misha Beljic
Venue:
Engineering House, Canberra
Synopsis:
Lets find out how you plan a subdivision! What are the big issues at Molongolo.
Sustainable Development in Australia’s National Capital: Results from Online Forum Participation"
Date:
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 18:30 to 20:00
Event:
ACT Events
Presenter:
Nigel Martin, School of Accounting and Business Information Systems ANU College of Business and Economics
Venue:
Engineering House, Canberra
Synopsis:
Topic: "Sustainable Development in Australia’s National Capital: Results from Online Forum Participation" Speaker: Nigel Martin, School of Accounting and Business Information Systems ANU College of Business and Economics Bios: Following 22 years in various engineering and managerial roles in the international oil industry and federal government (Defence and National Security Projects and Science Research), Nigel Martin recommenced a rewarding and challenging academic career at the Australian National University in 2007. As an employee of the Department of Defence, Nigel was awarded the Dr Allan Hawke Inaugural Secretary of Defence Scholarship in 2003 allowing full-time PhD study for one year (valued at $95,000). Nigel has a broad spectrum of professional, research and teaching interests ranging from information systems and technology research through to the practice and theory surrounding strategic management, corporate strategy, and sustainable development. Also, Nigel was formerly a teaching staff member at the Queensland University of Technology (early 1990s) and the University of Canberra (2004-2006). He rededicated himself to the field of higher education by graduating with the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (ANU) in late 2009.
Participatory approaches to multi-level governance in the water sector
Date:
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 (All day)
Event:
ACT Events
Presenter:
Dr Katherine Daniell (ANU)
Venue:
Engineering House, 11 National Circuit , Barton, Canberra
Synopsis:
Water planning and management are faced with increasing levels of uncertainty, complexity and conflict. This presentation explores this issue through the analysis of two recently implemented multi-level participatory planning processes in Australia and Bulgaria.
Solar electricity – getting better all the time
Date:
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 20:30
Event:
ACT Events
Presenter:
Dr. Kylie Catchpole
Venue:
Engineering House
Synopsis:
Solar electricity – getting better all the time

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