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The Sustainable Hydrogen/Ammonia Economy
Date:
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 17:30
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Dr. Patrick Hartley, Mr Martin Hablutzel & Mr Tim Forcey
Venue:
Engineers Australia, level 31, 600 Bourke Street Melbourne
Synopsis:
Clean hydrogen is a versatile energy carrier and feedstock that can enable deep decarbonisation across the energy and industrial sectors. Australia has the resources and skills to build an economically sustainable domestic and export hydrogen industry which can help meet emissions targets by replacing fossil fuels in transport, mining and power generation, and address concerns around energy security.
Energy Storage, Marine Permaculture, Food and Border Security, Ecosystem Regeneration, Oceanic Carbon Sinks
Date:
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 17:30 to 19:00
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Brian Von Herzen, PhD
Venue:
Hawken Auditorium Engineering House 447 Upper Edward Street Brisbane , Queensland , 4000
Synopsis:
Brian Von Herzen, Ph.D will be speaking on the topic of needing affordable energy storage globally to allow for greater penetration of renewables, particularly photovoltaic, and then describe underwater compressed energy storage (UWCAES) and pumped thermal energy storage (PTES), how it relates to the 50% renewable energy usage commitment Queensland has committed to by 2030. Even 100% renewables will not be enough to restore a healthy climate.
Future Earth Australia
Date:
Friday, April 12, 2019 (All day)
Event:
W.A. Events
Presenter:
Venue:
Synopsis:
Future Earth Australia welcomes submissions from government, practitioners, industry, the private sector, NGOs, civil society and academia on our 'Urban Systems Transformation for Sustainable Development Outcomes' consultation process. Your submission will inform our collective strategy due for publication in June 2019. We are looking for submissions that engage with one of more of the following themes: Developing shared urban visions, goals and indicators; Collaborative governance and decision making; Identification of high leverage urban transformation issues and opportunities More effective stakeholder and community engagement and influence; Co-produced knowledge development, usage and learning; Identification of high priority knowledge gaps, issues and opportunities; and Other elements of an urban vision and strategy for Australia. Your input may be drawn from, or relevant to, any spatial scale (from local to international). Actual case studies or examples are also of particular interest.
Climate and Carbon Challenges
Date:
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 17:30
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Assoc Prof Malte Meinshausen, & Mr Tom Yankos
Venue:
Engineers Australia, level 31, 600 Bourke Street Melbourne
Synopsis:
This event will examine the opportunities and challenges for Australia and especially, the engineering profession, to reshape its industries and society to meet the global challenge of emissions reductions required to meet the safe climate goals set at the 2015 Paris climate conference and reviewed at COP24 2018 in Poland. The topic will be addressed from perspectives of (a) latest scientific assessments on climate and emissions trends; and (b) challenges for the engineering profession in responding to industry transformations necessitated by a carbon constrained future.
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
SENG QLD 2019 Launch Event
Date:
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 18:00
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
SENG QLD Committee
Venue:
Green Beacon Brewing Co, 26 Helen St, Teneriffe, Queensland 4005
Synopsis:
The SENG committee invites anyone interested in discovering more about our society and the 2019 event program to come to our 2019 season launch! Join us for drinks, networking and a presentation on the society’s upcoming events for 2019. Following presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to nominate for committee positions. Finger food will be provided with beverages to be purchased at the bar.
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
Closing the Loop – Waste to products
Date:
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 18:00
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
David Rako and Clinton Habner
Venue:
Level 31, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Synopsis:
With China no longer taking our waste, Governments and the recycling industry are responding, however the "War on Waste" has a long way to go to achieve sustainable outcomes according to industry consultant David Rako. ResouceCo processes 2M tonnes of waste p.a. operating in all eastern states. Manager Clinton Habner will overview capability and operations with case studies including commercially sustainable alternative Fuel and Tyre Recycling to clean up stockpiles
Community engagement in Power
Date:
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 17:30
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
TBA
Venue:
Level 31, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Synopsis:
TBA
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.

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