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

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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…

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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

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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

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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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AMOS conference update 2015

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With a conference theme of ‘Research to Community: Communicating our science’, the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) held their National Conference in Brisbane on July 15-17 2015. As Chair of Brisbane Regional Centre of AMOS and chief organiser it was my responsibility to make sure the event went smoothly. The conference spanned three days and covered…

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NPI data – more than just a bunch of numbers

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Has a lack of data or unreliable analysis caused you to make a poor business decision? The three levels of government in Australia can pull your business in different directions with sometimes duplicated, overlapping and inconsistent environmental reporting requirements. These reporting requirements can seem unrelated to you achieving your business goals. However, it is possible…

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Peer review – a second opinion can save your project

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We were engaged to peer review the work of an international air quality consultant. On face value it all looked very professional. Latest models, high resolution, 3-D, temporal and spatial…blah, blah. However, the results of the assessment just didn’t ring true. The assessment predicted considerable impacts in the oddest of circumstances. So we dug into…

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