Archive Events WA

Climate Change and Sustainability
Date:
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 16:30 to 19:30
Event:
W.A. Events
Presenter:
Dr Jatin Kala, atmospheric scientist, Murdoch University, Prof Petra Tschakert, human-environment geographer, University of Western Australia, Prof Peter Newman, AO, sustainability specialist, Curtin University, David Rice, FIEAust, advocate for sustaina
Venue:
Engineers Australia WA Auditorium - 712 Murray Street, West Perth , WA , 6005
Synopsis:
This event will be filmed and made available on the EA website for national viewing In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (https://report.ipcc.ch/sr15/) was released. Ninety-one authors and review editors from 40 countries prepared this report in response to an invitation from the United Nations when it adopted the Paris Agreement in 2015. Join us for presentations by three of the authors of this historic report explaining the background, why we should stay below 1.5°C and the consequences of going to 2°C and beyond. This is a great opportunity to gain reliable information on this topical global issue that affects current and future generations. An Australian context will be provided. This will be followed by a short presentation by one of the authors of Engineers Australia’s sustainability guidelines (Implementing Sustainability: Principles and Practice) on what engineers can do locally to take into account climate change, and other sustainability issues such as vegetation and species loss. Implementing Sustainability: Principles and Practice can be downloaded from here, select ‘Sustainability’: free to EA members". About the speakers: Dr Jatin Kala, atmospheric scientist, Murdoch University – what 1.5°C is and why we care Prof Petra Tschakert, human-environment geographer, University of Western Australia – what 1.5°C means for people and sustainable development Prof Peter Newman, AO, sustainability specialist, Curtin University – what the world is doing and what more it can do David Rice, FIEAust, advocate for sustainability in engineering 4.30pm tea and coffee for 5pm start-6.30pm followed by networking until 7pm - refreshments provided
Better Urban Water Management Policy Update - Panel Discussion
Date:
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:00 to 13:30
Event:
W.A. Events
Presenter:
Shelley Shepherd (Director) - UrbAqua, Kristy Chandler (Principal Hydrologist) - Coterra Environment, Helen Brookes (Director) - Urbaqua
Venue:
WA EA Auditorium - 712 Murray Street, West Perth, WA Australia 6005
Synopsis:
The WA Sustainable Engineering Society (SENG) and the Hydrology and Water Resources Panel invite you to a presentation about the Better Urban Water Management Policy Update at 12pm (for a 12:30pm start) to 1:30pm on Monday 11th February at the WA EA Auditorium. FREE to SENG members ($30 non-members), Register here: https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/event/2019/01/better-urban-water-management-policy-update
How to interpret and apply AS 4970 Protection of Trees on Development Sites 2009
Date:
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 17:00 to 19:00
Event:
W.A. Events
Presenter:
Arbor Centre
Venue:
Engineers Australia WA, Auditorium, 712 Murray Street, West Perth WA 6005
Synopsis:
At a time when we are losing urban trees at a rapid rate, often unnecessarily, the Australia Standard AS 4970 - Protection of Trees on Development Sites - 2009, can provide a powerful tool for initiating and guiding, the tree retention process. This AS 4970 presentation is targeted at a more executive, decision making level (for those in roles such as Planners, Engineers, Architects, Landscape Architects and Parks managers etc.) and is formulated to provide; • A broad overview of AS 4970; what it models; what it actually says; and the staged process it recommends for tree retention; and • An overview, and examples of how to manage the tree retention process, from planning and decision making, through to implementation. Over all, the aim of the presentation is to equip participants, with a broad understanding of how to utilise this Australian Standard AS 4970, to support the successful retention of worthwhile trees in the urban environment. This should; • increase participant understanding of the tree retention process; and • Increase participant capacity to ask the right kind of questions, at the right times. About the speaker: Charlie Firth joined Arbor Centre in 2016 to work with its Consultancy division. Previously, he was employed as Coordinator of Horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne where he was responsible for scheduling and coordinating external contractors and a team of full time staff to conduct a wide range of horticultural and Arboricultural works within the garden and surrounding parkland. Further to the knowledge and experience gained through being the Coordinator of Horticulture at Cranbourne Gardens, Charlie has continued to further his knowledge base through completing studies at Melbourne University, by attaining the QTRA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification and by attending multiple seminars and conferences interstate. Charlie continues to grow and apply this combination of practical of knowledge and experience with, his substantial technical Arboricultural skill, making him a highly accomplished and valued professional in his field.
Asbestos Training Workshop
Date:
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 17:30 to 19:00
Event:
W.A. Events
Presenter:
Aurora Environmental
Venue:
Auditorium, WA Engineers Australia, 712 Murray St West Perth
Synopsis:
A joint event with the Construction Panel, WA SENG and Risk Engineering Society, this presentation will by Aurora Environmental will increase member’s knowledge and awareness of asbestos identification and risk assessments.
PFAS: Sustainable Management and Remediation
Date:
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 17:30
Event:
W.A. Events
Presenter:
James Gibson, Principal Environmental Scientist, Western Environmental Pty Ltd
Venue:
Engineers Australia WA, Auditorium, 712 Murray Street, West Perth
Synopsis:
REGISTER HERE: https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/portal/event/pfas-sustainable-management-and-remediation PFAS is regarded as the highest profile emerging contaminant on the planet. This presentation will provide a succinct summary of PFAS chemistry, where to expect these compounds to be present, and the current limitations in assessment methodologies that feed into management decision making. This presentation will also question the validity of conventional approaches to managing this complex and high profile contaminant.
Implementation of EEI - Anammox process for wastewater treatment
Date:
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 17:00
Event:
W.A. Events
Presenter:
Dr Raj Kurup PhD FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus) GAICD - CEO, Environmental Engineers International Pty Ltd (EEI)
Venue:
Engineers Australia WA Auditorium 712 Murray Street West Perth
Synopsis:
DATE & TIME: Wednesday 20 June 2018, 5.00pm for 5.30 pm start TICKETS (incl. GST): SEng & EA Members & Students FREE, Non-members $30 Across Australia and in other parts of the world, nitrogen removal has become an essential process of wastewater treatment. The conventional method of nitrogen removal - the nitrification and denitrification pathway requires substantial oxygen transfer (approximately 4.3 g of O2 for each g of ammonia-N) and carbon (about 4 g/g of NO3–N reduced). In the case of low carbon, high nitrogen wastewater, the addition of an external carbon source is required during the denitrification stage to effectively convert nitrate to nitrogen gas. These escalate the cost of the conventional nitrogen removal process, and utilities and industry have been looking for alternative low-cost nitrogen removal technologies. Some of the recent innovations in nitrogen removal include the anammox process, and struvite precipitation (precipitation of ammonium and phosphate as MgNH4-PO4, with the addition of magnesium salt if needed). This presentation discusses the retrofitting of the anaerobic ammonia oxidation process (anammox) by Environmental Engineers International Pty Ltd (EEI) to an existing abattoir wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Western Australia. Abattoir wastewater requires advanced treatment prior to discharge to the environment due to its high nitrogen content. Since the implementation of the EEIAnammox process over the past two years, the WWTP has consistently achieved good nitrogen removal, without any extra carbon addition. The plant is monitored online for various parameters to ensure its effective operation. The WWTP has achieved over 20% savings in overall electrical power since the implementation of the anammox process. Unlike the European case studies, the WWTP has achieved over 95% TN reduction even during the winter months when the temperature has fallen below 15oC.
WA Undergraduate Researcher Award Evening 2015
Date:
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 17:00
Event:
W.A. Events
Presenter:
Venue:
Auditorium, Engineers Australia, 712 Murray Street, West Perth
Synopsis:
The Engineers Australia (WA) Sustainable Engineering Society (SENG) inaugural Undergraduate Researcher Award recognises a student who presents an outstanding final year project aligned with the EA Sustainability Charter - Objectives for Sustainable Development.
Interactive Seminar – EA National Sustainability Strategy Update
Date:
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 18:00
Event:
W.A. Events
Presenter:
David Rice FIEAust CPEng
Venue:
Engineers Australia, 712 Murray Street West Perth WA
Synopsis:
This interactive seminar will cover the following: EA Sustainability agenda - find out what has already happened. Where we are now. Where do we want to be? A Q&A inviting attendees to suggest additional actions/events/services that EA WA Division can provide to further EA’s national sustainability agenda
Eminent Speaker Series: A Sustainable Energy Future for Australia
Date:
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 17:30
Event:
W.A. Events
Presenter:
Dr Mark Diesendorf
Venue:
Engineers Australia, 712 Murray St, West Perth, WA
Synopsis:
How could a 100% Renewable Energy System be achieved for Australia
The Perth Wave Energy Project - Design and Construction Update
Date:
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 17:30
Event:
W.A. Events
Presenter:
Jonathan Fiévez - Chief Technology Officer, Carnegie Wave Energy
Venue:
Auditorium, Engineers Australia, 712 Murray Street, West Perth
Synopsis:
The project employs three 5th generation CETO wave energy converters to feed the onshore power station where hydraulic energy is converted to zero emission electrical power. Australia’s largest naval base and the 4000 people serving there ensure the island has a thirst for power as well as fresh water, which the project also provides through its pilot, wave powered desalination plant. The CETO 5 converter itself has a unique design that has been developed over a number of years by Carnegie’s world class engineering team and in-house computational modelling capability. Many components however have their heritage in offshore oil and gas applications and Carnegie is working with some of the world’s leading suppliers to adapt their technology to CETO.

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