Where’s that Cyclone going?

Katestone’s forecasting system K-NWS did a great job forecasting Tropical Cyclone Dylan recently. K-NWS accurately predicted its path, intensity and timing three days in advance, as shown in the animation below. The significant rain associated with most cyclones, and the tropical lows that follow, can actually cause more concern to industry (such as open cut…

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Thanks for contributing to our odour nuisance survey

Ozwater Respondant Location Chart

Katestone undertook 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. The results of the survey will be presented at the upcoming Ozwater conference in Brisbane between 29 April and 1 May 2014. Katestone would like to thank all…

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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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Independent statistical review backs Katestone report

ARTC Coal Transport

Simon Welchman responded to the release of EPA’s independent analysis of Katestone’s study of particulate emissions from coal trains. Katestone conducted a monitoring study for ARTC that began in late 2012 and was completed by May 2013 with the submission of the final monitoring report to the EPA.  The study was commissioned in response to…

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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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It’s official – 2013 was the hottest year on record

Last week the Bureau of Meteorology released their 2013 climate summary. It was no surprise that Australia experienced its warmest year since 1910, when records began. Globally 2013 was the sixth-warmest year on record. The annual global mean temperature has not been below average since 1985. Continuous periods of hotter than average days signified the year, even…

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NGERs Reporting – the value of getting organised

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Will companies need to continue NGERs reporting if the carbon tax is repealed? Since the recent election there has been a lot of discussion and commentary on the planned changes to Australia’s carbon policy. On 13 November 2013, the Abbott led government introduced carbon price repeal legislation to Parliament. ‘Direct Action’ is the government’s approach…

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Katestone talks about managing heat stress to Gladstone Industry Group

Our Managing Director Christine Killip was recently invited to present on occupational heat stress at the Gladstone Industry Area Network (GAIN) meeting at QAL. Christine discussed management of occupational heat stress at industrial facilities and gave participants a sneak peek at our new weather intelligence technology. Aimed at helping industry to better manage heat stress, Katestone’s…

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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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