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Will companies need to continue NGERs reporting if the carbon tax is repealed?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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Great attendance for Industry Breakfast on Climate

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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?

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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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Air quality modelling case studies presented at CASANZ 2013

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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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