Restorative engineering is a new approach to engineering of ecosystems to manage complex and endangered ecological communities. It uses a multi-disciplinary approach to understand natural systems so that they can be reconstructed biomimetically.
Join William Glamore, Water Research Laboratory UNSW and Kylie Russell, Port Stephens Fisheries Institute, as they demonstrate how restorative engineering has been successfully used in Australian projects.
COMMENDED BY ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA, NATIONAL PRESIDENT DAVID CRUICKSHANKS-BOYD
If we replaced all the fossil fuelled power stations of the Australian National Electricity Market by commercially available renewable energy systems, how reliable would the renewable electricity supply system be? What would be the respective costs of the 100% renewable energy system, an efficient fossil fuelled system and fossil fuelled systems with hypothetical carbon capture and storage and under what conditions would 100% renewable energy systems break-even with the various fossil fuelled systems? What are the greenhouse gas emissions from each scenario?
As Manager of Solar Development at AGL Energy, DOUG LANDFEAR
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.