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Test Drive Sydney’s Electric Car future
Date:
Monday, July 25, 2011 - 18:00 to 19:00
Event:
Sydney Events
Presenter:
Chris Binns: Manager Strategy & Assets, City of Sydney; Chris Dunstan: Research Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS; Lance Douglas: Chief Technology Officer, ChargePoint
Venue:
Engineers Australia, Harricks Auditorium, 8 Thomas Street Chatswood
Synopsis:
Come along, test drive the i-MiEV, hear and debate Sydney’s future. Sydney City is joining international cities including San Francisco, Amsterdam, Detroit, Vancouver and London and installing charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and car share schemes. The City of Sydney is currently test driving the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, the first production electric vehicle on the Australian market. Hear diverse perspectives from the City of Sydney, ChargePoint, and the University of Technology. The electric car market and infrastructure over the next 10 years will be different to what we have been used to.
Sustainable Development in Australia’s National Capital: Results from Online Forum Participation"
Date:
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 18:30 to 20:00
Event:
ACT Events
Presenter:
Nigel Martin, School of Accounting and Business Information Systems ANU College of Business and Economics
Venue:
Engineering House, Canberra
Synopsis:
Topic: "Sustainable Development in Australia’s National Capital: Results from Online Forum Participation" Speaker: Nigel Martin, School of Accounting and Business Information Systems ANU College of Business and Economics Bios: Following 22 years in various engineering and managerial roles in the international oil industry and federal government (Defence and National Security Projects and Science Research), Nigel Martin recommenced a rewarding and challenging academic career at the Australian National University in 2007. As an employee of the Department of Defence, Nigel was awarded the Dr Allan Hawke Inaugural Secretary of Defence Scholarship in 2003 allowing full-time PhD study for one year (valued at $95,000). Nigel has a broad spectrum of professional, research and teaching interests ranging from information systems and technology research through to the practice and theory surrounding strategic management, corporate strategy, and sustainable development. Also, Nigel was formerly a teaching staff member at the Queensland University of Technology (early 1990s) and the University of Canberra (2004-2006). He rededicated himself to the field of higher education by graduating with the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (ANU) in late 2009.
Coal Seam Gas - Without Fear or Favour
Date:
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 17:30 to 21:30
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Giovanni (Joe) Ebono (facilitator), Dr Andrew King, Ross Dunn, Rebecca Pickering, Andrew Brier, Dr Michael Clarke, Dr Helen Fairweather, Drew Hutton , John Edgar
Venue:
Engineering House, Hawken Auditorium, 447 Upper Edward St, Brisbane
Synopsis:
Coal seam gas (CSG) has been identified as a key energy source and as a primary growth sector for Queensland industry, forecast to provide significant economic benefit for Queensland. But, this rapidly growing industry has generated intense interest and controversy.
Electric Vehicles and Sustainable Transport
Date:
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 18:45 to 20:30
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Dr Andrew Simpson
Venue:
Engineering House, 447 Upper Edward Street, Brisbane
Synopsis:
Andrew will provide a technical and up to date discussion of sustainable transport including information on the following items: • the current status of Electric Vehicles; • the future role of Electric Vehicles in a broader vision for urban sustainability.
Humanitarian Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure
Date:
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 19:00 to 20:30
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Anna Nicholson, Marijke Coenders and Subha Balasubramanian
Venue:
Engineering House, 447 Upper Edward Street, Brisbane
Synopsis:
In line with the Engineers Australia theme The Year of Humanitarian Engineering the SEng and EWB present: Hand in Hand trip to Tibet Kooma Amenties Project
Ventilated Air Methane
Date:
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 14:00 to 15:00
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Dr. Mike Clarke
Venue:
Engineering House, 447 Upper Edward Street, Brisbane
Synopsis:
Ventilated Air Methane (VAM) is methane released during coal mining that as a fugitive emission finds its way into the mine exhaust air. VAM can be captured and made inert by oxidation or it can also be a useful subsidiary fuel for power generation. In this talk, methods of VAM destruction will be discussed as will its use in power generation.
Waterways - in the aftermath of the Brisbane floods
Date:
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 17:00 to 19:30
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
David Robinson - Qld Climate Change Centre of Excellence, Dr Wenju Cai - CSIRO, Dr Piet Filet - Healthy Waterways, Prof Hubert Chanson - UQ
Venue:
Hawken Auditorium, Engineering House Brisbane
Synopsis:
In response to the Brisbane floods experienced earlier this year the SEng and the Water Panel have combined to assemble a range to speakers to address waterways issues in relation to the Brisbane floods.
Energy from Waste
Date:
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 17:30 to 19:30
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Mr. Mark Glover, Director Eco Waste Pty Ltd
Venue:
Engineering House, Hawken Auditorium, 447 Upper Edward St, Brisbane
Synopsis:
Energy from Waste (EfW) is utilised in many parts of the world as the primary method of municipal wastes management that also has the benefits of energy recovery and wastes sterilisation. It is a one of the levels on the wastes hierarchy and complements reuse and recycling.
Energy from Wastes (EfW)
Date:
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 17:30 to 19:30
Event:
QLD Events
Presenter:
Mr. Mark Glover, Director Eco Waste Pty Ltd
Venue:
Engineering House, Hawken Auditorium, 447 Upper Edward St, Brisbane
Synopsis:
Energy from Waste (EfW) is utilised in many parts of the world as the primary method of municipal wastes management that also has the benefits of energy recovery and wastes sterilisation. It is a one of the levels on the wastes hierarchy and complements reuse and recycling.
Urban Development, Population Growth & Engineering
Date:
Monday, November 22, 2010 - 17:30 to 19:00
Event:
Sydney Events
Presenter:
Steve Driscoll, Director, Sustainability and Policy, Landcom
Venue:
Engineers Australia Ground Floor Harricks Auditorium
Synopsis:
Urban Development, Population Growth & Engineering

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