Posts by Katestone

Odour Nuisance Survey – Wastewater Industry Professionals

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Wastewater Treatment Infrastructure Planning, Development and Operation Katestone is undertaking a survey of wastewater treatment professionals to gauge their experiences in addressing odour nuisance issues at both the approval (planning) and operational stages of a project. There are two surveys to cover industry experiences with either: Planning and development stage of infrastructure (i.e. assessing odour…

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Is it too hot to work?

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With temperatures across much of southern Australia reaching heat wave conditions this week, outdoor workers are likely asking themselves; “Is it too hot to work?” We know that a healthy acclimatised worker can cope with temperatures well above the body’s normal core temperature of approximately 37°C, so long as they have the ability to sweat,…

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Michael gets the latest on using CALPUFF from the experts

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Katestone Air Quality Consultant, Dr Michael Burchill recently spent the day in Sydney attending the Advanced CALPUFF training course. Michael was pretty excited to have the opportunity to meet the model developers and course presenters, Joe Scire and Jenny Barclay. “The course offered an insight into the development process of the CALPUFF model and provided a…

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Industry Breakfast Nov 26: Can we adapt to Climate Change?

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We know there are strong opinions around climate change and how we address this issue. The latest IPCC Assessment Report has concluded, with greater certainty, that: Warming of the climate system is unequivocal Human influence on climate is clear What does this mean from a global persepective, and for us here in Australia? How can we…

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‘Eddy’ on tour

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Katestone has just completed the installation of an eddy covariance system at the University of Queensland’s test feedlot. The system, known as ‘Eddy’, is part of a research program investigating heat stress in feedlot cattle. While Katestone measures the atmospheric fluxes of heat, moisture and momentum, the UQ team will be measuring the internal fluxes…

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Need for weather intelligence highlighted at NSW Minerals Council Environment & Community Conference

NSW Minerals Council Environment & Community Conference

Katestone’s Andrew Wiebe and Andy Vernon shared ideas and experiences with the attendees at the 2013 NSW Minerals Council Environment & Community Conference held in the Hunter Valley in September. Delegates heard about the progress of the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue towards meeting its Emissions and Health goals.  Weather forecasting is a key initiative of the Dialogue that aims to…

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Katestone talks weather forecasting in the Courier Mail

Christine Killip on site

Our managing director Christine may not have won this year’s Telstra Business Women Awards, but that hasn’t stopped her being in the news. Christine was seen in the Courier Mail in the Business section on Sept 17 discussing the helpful role weather modelling can have for business, in particular for decision making and management strategies. If you…

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Christine Killip selected for the Telstra Business Women’s Awards

Katestone’s Managing Director, Christine Killip, is a Queensland Finalist for the Telstra Business Woman’s Awards. Christine has been recognised in two award categories, the Business owner Award and the Business Innovation Award. Christine said, “I was excited just to be nominated for the awards but now that I have reached the Finalist for two categories…

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EHP Greentape and CSG: ‘Am I crazy or is it these licence conditions?’

Got approval from EHP for my CSG development, whew! Hang on, what on Earth am I going to do with these oddball conditions? This was the conundrum that Katestone’s Principal Consultant Air Quality, Natalie Shaw, explored with gas industry participants at the firm’s seminar, ‘CSG and the Air Environment – from Approval to Compliance’ held July 31, 2013.…

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Talking heat stress for cattle and people at climate adaptation conference

Andrew Wiebe presenting on cattle heat load at NCCARF 2013

Katestone’s Andrew Wiebe and Scott Losee shared ideas and experiences with the audience at the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) conference in Sydney (June 25-27). Andrew’s presentation, entitled “Improved climate-readiness of intensive livestock management through use of a Heat Load Index as an indicator of heat stress”, investigated the difference between a heat wave…

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