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Escaping Silos - SEng 2011 International Conference
Date:
Monday, October 24, 2011 - 08:00 to Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 17:30
Event:
National Events
Presenter:
Key Note - Annie Leonard and many more great speakers
Venue:
Synopsis:
'Escaping Silos' will showcase pragmatic examples of actions that have overcome change resistance and the elements that contributed to the breakthroughs; engaging business leaders, scientists, politicians and educators that are influencing sustainability within engineering. Local and global integrated solutions across professions, industry sectors and communities will be highlighted, addressing the impact of economic policy and social directions.
Tour an "Activity Based Work Environment". Is it the 'funky future' of office life?
Date:
Monday, October 10, 2011 - 18:30 to 20:30
Event:
Sydney Events
Presenter:
Bruce Precious - National Sustainability Manager, GPT Group
Venue:
GPT, Level 51, MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW
Synopsis:
Sydney SEng is pleased to invite you to come along, tour GPT’s new offices and hear all about the new “Clubs of the 21stCentury” Hot desking was yesterday’s concept. Today it’s all about “Activity Based Work” centres where we eat, meet and work. When GPT moved into their refurbished offices, there were only 272 desks for 320 people. Benefits go to the environment, socially, and commercially in cost savings and higher productivity Sydney SEng is pleased to invite you to come along, tour GPT’s new offices and hear all about the new “Clubs of the 21stCentury” Hot desking was yesterday’s concept. Today it’s all about “Activity Based Work” centres where we eat, meet and work. When GPT moved into their refurbished offices, there were only 272 desks for 320 people. Benefits go to the environment, socially, and commercially in cost savings and higher productivity Hear about GPT’s experiences, tour the facilities, and socialise with other professionals interested in sustainability.
Carbon Tax - Outcomes and Costs
Date:
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 18:30 to 20:30
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Cath Bremner, CEO Low Carbon Australia and Helen Fairweather, Beyond Zero Emissions
Venue:
Hawken Auditorium, 447 Upper Edward Street, Brisbane
Synopsis:
This presentation will highlight were the most cost effective energy efficiency improvements can be found in commercial buildings and the financial mechanisms by which these projects can be funded. The Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan is the first of six, ten-year plans for a fully decarbonised future, within 10 years.
Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) & Coal-to-Liquids (CTL)
Date:
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 19:00 to 21:00
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Dr Michael Clarke
Venue:
Engineering House, Hawken Auditorium, 447 Upper Edward St, Brisbane
Synopsis:
Joint seminar with JCEC (Queensland Joint Chemical Engineering Committee)
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.
Conflict Synergies - Climate, Energy and Water
Date:
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 18:45 to 20:30
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Dr Barrie Pittock and Dr Jamie Pittock
Venue:
Engineering House, Hawken Auditorium, 447 Upper Edward St, Brisbane
Synopsis:
Dr Barrie Pittock provides an update on how climate change is likely to affect extreme weather events, particularly floods. Barrie will describe human adjustments to 'living with floods' in the United States, describing eight forms of adjustment. After more than twenty years involvement in policy debates over water infrastructure in Australia and abroad, Dr Jamie Pittock argues that populist policies that confuse water storage and flood control, and promote more of the same water infrastructure technology would be a grave mistake.
Perth's Groundwater Replenishment Trial
Date:
Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 18:30
Event:
W.A. Events
Presenter:
Palenque Blair, Senior Environmental Engineer, Water Corporation
Venue:
Auditorium Engineers Australia, 712 Murray Street, West Perth, WA
Synopsis:
The Water Corporation is working on a number of options to secure water supplies to meet increased demand due to population growth and a drying climate in Western Australia. Groundwater replenishment is one of these options.
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.
Wild Rivers Legislation
Date:
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 18:30 to 20:30
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Steve Posselt (kayak4earth) and Scott Buchanan (DERM)
Venue:
Engineering House, Hawken Auditorium, 447 Upper Edward St, Brisbane
Synopsis:
What is a wild river and why do we need them? With an entertaining and sometimes confronting view from his kayak over 5,000km, Steve Posselt will describe what has happened with our sometimes confused view of "improvements" to river systems. Scott Buchanan from DERM will provide a Government perspective of Wild Rivers Legislation, its history and purpose, key milestones to date, plus current a future challenges.

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