Katestone opens European office

Katestone's European Office

Katestone Director, Simon Welchman, is happy to announce the company’s first European Branch has opened in Ireland. Taking advantage of the unique skills we have in air quality, dispersion modelling and meteorological forecasting to move into the European market, we have a unique opportunity to build on our excellent track record in air quality and…

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Go hack yourself

Cyber Security Drinks with Kate

Wednesday 9 August 2017,  5-7pm Security of our personal data is critically important. But with everything moving to the Cloud, is it possible to protect our online identities? Christine recently heard an expert in online security speak about these issues and was both horrified and amazed. For our next Drinks with Kate we decided to share with…

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Extracting value from NPI data

Extracting value

“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes So first we need good data… The three levels of government in Australia can pull industry in different directions with sometimes duplicated, overlapping and…

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How can NPI reporting help you save money?

NPI reporting small changes big difference

NPI reporting can seem tedious; however, diligent reporting can inform both environmental and financial outcomes of a company.  Katestone has provided NPI reporting assistance to clients over the years and has found that there are a variety of ways that NPI reporting can help a company. Saving money For one client, an increase in fuel…

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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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Air quality, odour and beer

air quality odour and beer

An evening of Beer Tasting @ Katestone The sense of smell is one of the fundamental senses in the enjoyment of life. Diane Ackerman wrote in her book A Natural History of the Senses: “Smells detonate softly in our memory like poignant landmines, hidden under the weedy mass of many years and experiences. Hit a…

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What happens in conclave, stays in conclave…

expert witness

My expert witness story….. I got my start as an expert witness in air quality by assisting my then boss with his cases. Initially it was reviewing specific parts of a brief, checking calculations, investigating alternative methods, searching through literature and carrying folders to meetings. Later, I would shadow him on meetings, take notes and…

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Where it’s at: AAQ NEPM

image of clouds NEPM

On 29 April 2014, Australian Environment Ministers signalled their intention to vary the National Environment Protection (Ambient Air Quality) Measure (AAQ NEPM) particle standards. To coincide with the consultation process, Katestone hosted a series of events in 2014 to help our clients understand the proposed changes to the AAQ NEPM particle standards. So what has been…

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Rainfall analysis

image of rainfall and lightning

The process of planning a water storage facility requires that several issues be addressed. Typically, this will require the design to account for the specific conditions at the chosen site. Issues to consider include the rainfall statistics for the catchment; the geography, geology and topography of the area where the dam is planned; any impacts…

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