Industry Seminar

CASANZ Conference 2015: New Frontiers

CASANZ-2015

The Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ) held its 22nd conference at The Pullman Hotel in Melbourne this year. Katestone’s consultants Natalie and Mick were on the scene! The Conference kicked off with a number of Special Interest Group workshops covering odour, dispersion modelling, measurement, traffic and risk assessment. These workshops provided…

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Cooling off CBD peak demand ~ Industry breakfast: Nov 12, 2014

photo of Brisbane river

Examining Innovation in Energy Systems What will our energy system look like in 50 years, 20 years or even 5 years from now? In terms of electricity – will it look much the same as it does today, or will it be a diverse mix of centralised and distributed generation plants? Energy efficiency across the…

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Katestone hosts AAQ NEPM seminar and workshop

image of clouds NEPM

In September, Katestone hosted a series of events to help our clients understand the proposed changes to the Ambient Air Quality National Environment Protection Measure (AAQ NEPM) air quality standards. Participants heard the background and rationale for change, how the changes might impact on their businesses and how they might make a submission. The events were well…

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Seminar: ‘Residential Development? Not in my backyard!’

Are anti-encroachment laws just an excuse for poor environmental performance of industries or are they necessary to protect their future viability? Aerosols, fumes, odour, particles and smoke can be a nuisance to residents and reduce amenity. Odour and dust are often the subject of resident complaints about industry and a range of factors, some out…

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Examining safety risk management at the NSWMC H&S Conference 2014

Safety Risk Management at Mining conference

Christine‘s musings from the 2014 NSW Mineral Council Health & Safety Conference. Theme: “Learning from the Past” What have we learnt? The sky won’t fall in so why are we wearing hard hats in an open field? Has safety gone too far and are we now missing the point? These questions posed by Sidney Dekker – an amazing speaker who gave…

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Protect your business assets with KITE ~ Industry Breakfast: Mar 26 2014

Weather Intelligence KITE Weather Intelligence can give you advance warning of weather, heat and dust risk that can save your business money and time, as well as improving your operation’s overall productivity. See your next 7 days weather risk at a glance, from whichever device you prefer. All you need is an internet connection. [button-medium…

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Great attendance for Industry Breakfast on Climate

Climate Science AR5 Arblaster Brisbane Slide 12

Thank you everyone who attended the joint Katestone/AMOS Industry Breakfast Seminar “Can we adapt to Climate Change?“. We had a great turnout and created lots of interesting discussion on: Climate modelling and projections Integration of land use within Climate models The IPCC process Application of heat load forecasting to general public health Climate Presentations You…

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

Climate-adaptation-IPCC-Report

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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Air quality modelling case studies presented at CASANZ 2013

21st International Clean Air and Environment Conference

A society of clean air… The biannual (that’s every two years, I checked!) CASANZ conference was held in September 2013. ‘Climate change’ was the general theme of this year’s conference. The conference was very well attended with rapid knowledge sharing through a wide range of presentations and discussion sessions. Topics of discussion included the mounting…

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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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