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The Basin Plan - lessons to learn from
Date:
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 18:00 to 19:30
Event:
ACT Events
Presenter:
Jodie Swirepik
Venue:
Engineering House, ACT
Synopsis:
In November 2012 the first Basin Plan made under the Commonwealth Water Act 2007 was finalised. The Basin Plan is a Commonwealth legislative instrument that relates to the management of water within the Basin and coordinates water use across the Basin's four states and one territory. Significantly, the Plan set limits on the amount of surface water and groundwater that can be used throughout the Basin. These limits are known as Sustainable Diversion Limits. This talk will provide a description of the four-year preparation of the Basin Plan and the work involved to bring the Plan to completion, including the important role of public consultation processes. The implementation of the Basin Plan has now commenced and the talk will describe the work now underway and the activities through to 2019 when the Sustainable Diversion Limits under the Plan come into effect. The talk will also discuss the role of engineers in this implementation phase.
The Basin Plan - lessons to learn from
Date:
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 18:00 to 19:30
Event:
ACT Events
Presenter:
Jodie Swirepik
Venue:
Engineering House, ACT
Synopsis:
In November 2012 the first Basin Plan made under the Commonwealth Water Act 2007 was finalised. The Basin Plan is a Commonwealth legislative instrument that relates to the management of water within the Basin and coordinates water use across the Basin's four states and one territory. Significantly, the Plan set limits on the amount of surface water and groundwater that can be used throughout the Basin. These limits are known as Sustainable Diversion Limits. This talk will provide a description of the four-year preparation of the Basin Plan and the work involved to bring the Plan to completion, including the important role of public consultation processes. The implementation of the Basin Plan has now commenced and the talk will describe the work now underway and the activities through to 2019 when the Sustainable Diversion Limits under the Plan come into effect. The talk will also discuss the role of engineers in this implementation phase.
The Brisbane 2011 Floods - 2 Years on (Part 1 Backflow Prevention)
Date:
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 17:30
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Steve Posselt
Venue:
Hawken Auditorium, Engineering House 447 Upper Edward St, Brisbane
Synopsis:
Steve Posselt Managing Director, Australian Water Engineers, as supplier of backflow prevention devices will describe available devices with comments on suitability for the Brisbane River and the role of engineers.
The Largest Solar PV Farm in the Southern Hemisphere
Date:
Monday, November 26, 2012 - 17:30
Event:
Sydney Events
Presenter:
Doug Landfear
Venue:
Engineering House Chatswood Auditorium
Synopsis:
AGL Energy Limited (AGL) was selected by the Australian Government as the successful proponent in the solar photovoltaic (PV) category of the Solar Flagships Program independent reassessment process. AGL, together with First Solar (Australia) Pty Ltd, will deliver large-scale solar PV power projects with a total nominal capacity of 150 MWac at Nyngan (100 MW) and Broken Hill (50 MW) in Western New South Wales.
A Sustainable World-Quantifying the Engineering Challenge
Date:
Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 17:30
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Bill Grace - GHD Pty Ltd
Venue:
John Connell Auditorium, 21 Bedford Street North Melbourne
Synopsis:
The presentation will describe a conceptual sustainability systems (mini Limits-to-Growth) model using real world data and ecological footprint metrics to explore the various possible 21st century global trajectories.
Qld Green Tape Reduction Act - What you need to know
Date:
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 17:30
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Lawrie Wade - Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
Venue:
Hawken Auditorium, Engineering House, 447 Upper Edward Street, Brisbane
Synopsis:
The Environmental Protection (Greentape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 (Greentape Reduction Act) primarily amends the licensing framework under the EP Act and will come into force on 30 March 2013.
Thriving Neighbourhoods Conference
Date:
Monday, November 12, 2012 - 07:30 to Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 16:30
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Various
Venue:
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Synopsis:
Sustainable infrastructure will be a major focus at Thriving Neighbourhoods, with the Sustainable Engineering Society (SSEE) and the Australian Green Infrastructure Council (AGIC) each  hosting sessions at the Conference. 
SSEE & WMAA 13th Annual Environmental Undergraduate Student Award Night
Date:
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 17:30
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Multiple Undergraduate Students
Venue:
OJW Room, Level 12, S Block, QUT, George Street Brisbane
Synopsis:
This years event is being hosted by the University of Queensland at the St Lucia Campus. The purpose of the night is to allow Environmental Engineering and Science undergraduate students from Queensland universities to feature their thesis and project work to an audience of industry professionals and fellow students.
SSEE Victorian Chapter AGM
Date:
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 18:00
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
David A Hood FIEAust CPEng FIPENZ FISEAM National President, Engineers Australia
Venue:
John Connell Auditorium, 21 Bedford Street North Melbourne
Synopsis:
Presentation will cover 1. Quick update on the new directions for EA; 2. The latest updates on the sustainability crisis, including climate change; and 3. The business case for action on sustainability.
Sustainability – it’s your business
Date:
Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 18:00
Event:
Newcastle Events
Presenter:
David Hood, National President of Engineers Australia
Venue:
Engineers Australia Office, 122 Parry Street, Newcastle West
Synopsis:
Professor David Hood discussed the science and evidence behind climate change and the sustainability crisis facing society, and suggested that engineers have a very significant role to play in providing solutions. He discussed how businesses can change and assist with solutions and still make a profit. He also briefly described the evolution of Australia’s Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) rating scheme, and discussed how it is expected to transform infrastructure to achieve more sustainability outcomes.

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