The concept of integrated water management has become a sustainability "hot topic" in recent times. The Office of Living Victoria (OLV) has been set up by the Victorian Government and in this session, we will explore the current status of this initiative.
In moving to a low-carbon economy, some renewable energy technologies that are pretty much a sure thing – wind farms, rooftop solar photovoltaic panels, hydro power, and bagasse, for instance.
1. Dr Gavin Mudd, Monash University
2. Mr Dave Campin, Department of environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland
Coal Seam Gas and the Environment: Why is So Much Hot Air Bubbling to the Surface?
This session will provide an overview of Beyond Zero Emissions Transport Plan including Melbourne’s current transport system and expenditure, a proposal for high speed rail networks and an explanation on the methodology of urban transport. Our second speaker, Fiona Calvert from the Victorian Department of Transport will discuss transport planning issues generally in Melbourne.
Fiona Calvert's presentation. (content not to be used without permission)
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.
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Much of the sustainability debate is qualitative and general, leaving most unsure exactly what is needed to create a sustainable world and who is responsible. In this presentation Bill Grace 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.
The AGM will briefly cover essential formalities, followed by our guest speaker, David Hood FIEAust CPEng, National President of Engineers Australia.
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.