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Climate Science
Date:
Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 18:00
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Dr Paul Fraser and Dr John Church
Venue:
21 Bedford Street North Melbourne
Synopsis:
Engineers are becoming increasingly concerned with sustainability considerations, developing low emission energy sources, mitigating climate related problems from severe weather and projected sea level rise. It is timely to review the latest developments in the science that is behind the transition shaping the direction of our profession. Is the atmosphere warming? Are the sea levels rising and if so, how quickly? What are the impacts for Australia? What are the latest messages from climate scientists?
Policy to Pavement - Creating Vibrant Streetscapes
Date:
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 17:30
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Cassandra Denney, Clouston Associates
Venue:
Hawken Auditorium, Engineering House, 447 Upper Edward Street, Brisbane
Synopsis:
In this presentation, Cassandra provided an overview of the Policy2Pavement initiative, a tool recently developed to aid the creation of vibrant streetscapes.
BGA Management in Lake Burley Griffin
Date:
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 05:30 to 19:30
Event:
ACT Events
Presenter:
Panel presentation
Venue:
Engineering House, ACT
Synopsis:
Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra commonly experiences BGA blooms. Three speakers representing science, the manager, and the community will speak on this complex issue
SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT TRAINING - Policy Plans and Projects
Date:
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 08:30 to Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 17:00
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Dr Vikki Uhlmann
Venue:
The Keays Room, Engineering House, 447 Upper Edward Street, Brisbane
Synopsis:
Do you want to make a difference but are not sure how? Sustainability assessment is an emerging tool to direct decision making towards sustainability and deliver better outcomes for business and the community as a whole. In this course you will learn about the use of sustainability assessment as a both a regulatory tool that goes beyond traditional environmental impact assessment and an internal planning tool to transform organisational decision making and subsequent operations.
“Sustainability, Infrastructure and Innovation – an international perspective”.
Date:
Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 07:00 to 09:00
Event:
ACT Events
Presenter:
Robert Spencer, UK based consultant
Venue:
Engineering House, ACT
Synopsis:
Robert Spencer will provide an overview of sustainability practice from a United Kingdom perspective in relationship to infrastructure projects. He will draw on practical project examples and their lessons, as well as his observations of where infrastructure development and asset management are heading in the future. Topics covered will include the wider sustainability agenda, whole of life considerations and the use of assessment tools and frameworks.
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.
Infrastructure Sustainability Foundation Training Course
Date:
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 (All day) to Wednesday, July 4, 2012 (All day)
Event:
W.A. Events
Presenter:
Rick Walters, Katrina O'Mara
Venue:
Mantra on Hay - 201 Hay Street, Perth
Synopsis:
On 29 February, 2012, the Australian Green Infrastructure Council (AGIC) launched the Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) rating scheme to deliver social, economic and environmental improvements across the design, construction and operation of Australia’s infrastructure. In order to guide infrastructure stakeholders (involved in investment, planning, procurement, design, construction and operations) on the use of the tool, the IS Foundation Training Course has been developed and AGIC is pleased to announce the first round of training courses. On successful completion of this course, participants will develop a good understanding of the IS rating scheme and will be able to assess projects or assets using the IS rating tool.
Infrastructure Sustainability Foundation Training Course
Date:
Monday, June 25, 2012 (All day) to Tuesday, June 26, 2012 (All day)
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Rick Walters, Antony Sprigg
Venue:
Saxons - Level 8, 500 Collins Street, Melbourne
Synopsis:
On 29 February, 2012, the Australian Green Infrastructure Council (AGIC) launched the Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) rating scheme to deliver social, economic and environmental improvements across the design, construction and operation of Australia’s infrastructure. In order to guide infrastructure stakeholders (involved in investment, planning, procurement, design, construction and operations) on the use of the tool, the IS Foundation Training Course has been developed and AGIC is pleased to announce the first round of training courses. On successful completion of this course, participants will develop a good understanding of the IS rating scheme and will be able to assess projects or assets using the IS rating tool.
Ethics and Sustainability in Engineering
Date:
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 17:30
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Dr Peter Bowden
Venue:
Hawken Auditorium, Engineering House
Synopsis:
This presentation examines the ethical issues engineers face, and the approaches taken by responsible people in the industry, including Engineers Australia.
Infrastructure Sustainability Foundation Training Course
Date:
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 (All day) to Wednesday, June 20, 2012 (All day)
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Rick Walters, Antony Sprigg
Venue:
Saxons - Level 11, 300 Adelaide Street, Brisbane
Synopsis:
On 29 February, 2012, the Australian Green Infrastructure Council (AGIC) launched the Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) rating scheme to deliver social, economic and environmental improvements across the design, construction and operation of Australia’s infrastructure. In order to guide infrastructure stakeholders (involved in investment, planning, procurement, design, construction and operations) on the use of the tool, the IS Foundation Training Course has been developed and AGIC is pleased to announce the first round of training courses. On successful completion of this course, participants will develop a good understanding of the IS rating scheme and will be able to assess projects or assets using the IS rating tool.

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