WA Chapter Information

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The Western Australian (WA) Chapter of SENG is affiliated with the WA Division of Engineers Australia, based in Murray St, West Perth. The WA Chapter holds regular seminars on a wide range of environmental and sustainability related topics.

In 2018 a revitalised WA Chapter Committee is concentrating on delivering a solid and varied seminar program and on increasing the value that we provide to environmental engineering and sustainability students in WA.

Upcoming Events 2019

WA Graduate Welcome Reception

A Graduate Welcome Reception is being held on Wed 20 Feb 2019 by the WA Division of Engineers Australia for both recent graduate members and non-members - SENG members are very welcome!

The evening will be focused on helping graduates build their network, grow their knowledge and foster an environment in which they can share ideas. They will hear about WA division activities and develop a strong understanding of the development opportunities available to them through 2019.

Click here for more information or to register to attend.

Climate Change and Sustainability

Date:
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 16:30 to 19:30
Event:
W.A. Events
Presenter:
Dr Jatin Kala, atmospheric scientist, Murdoch University, Prof Petra Tschakert, human-environment geographer, University of Western Australia, Prof Peter Newman, AO, sustainability specialist, Curtin University, David Rice, FIEAust, advocate for sustaina
Venue:
Engineers Australia WA Auditorium - 712 Murray Street, West Perth , WA , 6005

Event Details:

*This event will be filmed and made available on the EA website for national viewing

In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (https://report.ipcc.ch/sr15/) was released. Ninety-one authors and review editors from 40 countries prepared this report in response to an invitation from the United Nations when it adopted the Paris Agreement in 2015.
Join us for presentations by three of the authors of this historic report explaining the background, why we should stay below 1.5°C and the consequences of going to 2°C and beyond.
This is a great opportunity to gain reliable information on this topical global issue that affects current and future generations. An Australian context will be provided.

This will be followed by a short presentation by one of the authors of Engineers Australia’s sustainability guidelines (Implementing Sustainability: Principles and Practice) on what engineers can do locally to take into account climate change, and other sustainability issues such as vegetation and species loss.

4.30pm tea and coffee for 5pm start-6.30pm followed by networking until 7pm - refreshments provided

SENG Student Awards WA for 2018

The Sustainable Engineering Society (SENG) is now seeking final submissions for the WA Undergraduate Student Awards 2018.

Final Year Student projects from any disciple may be accepted, including from non-engineers, with successful projects having a strong focus on engineering, environmental responsibility and sustainability. Winning students will be presented with a certificate, and entered into the National competition, competing to present at SENG's biennial National Conference with flights and accommodation provided up to the value of $2,500.

To enter, please email the WASENG Awards Coordinator at biji.kurup@enviroengineers.com.au.

Please see the link WA UG Awards page or here for Chapters for further information.

Please note entries close on the Thursday 28th of February 2019.