Christine Killip selected for the Telstra Business Women’s Awards

Katestone’s Managing Director, Christine Killip, is a Queensland Finalist for the Telstra Business Woman’s Awards. Christine has been recognised in two award categories, the Business owner Award and the Business Innovation Award. Christine said, “I was excited just to be nominated for the awards but now that I have reached the Finalist for two categories…

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Gigajoule saved more than a gigajoule earned

Just days before Prime Minister Rudd called the election, participants at Katestone’s Coal Seam Gas (CSG) industry seminar were thinking through scenarios for handling greenhouse gas emissions from gasfield developments in Queensland. Katestone Senior Consultant Lisa Smith showed how a combination of unknowns, like carbon price, reporting method selection and methane global warming potential might…

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EHP Greentape and CSG: ‘Am I crazy or is it these licence conditions?’

Got approval from EHP for my CSG development, whew! Hang on, what on Earth am I going to do with these oddball conditions? This was the conundrum that Katestone’s Principal Consultant Air Quality, Natalie Shaw, explored with gas industry participants at the firm’s seminar, ‘CSG and the Air Environment – from Approval to Compliance’ held July 31, 2013.…

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Who is Kate Stone?

You may be wondering, “Who is Kate Stone?” Is she a mythical god for all things related to air? Is she a legendary scientist or perhaps a Nobel Prize winner? Or is she the founder of the company? Katestone is simply a name, a nice name that the founders of the company (Dr Peter Best…

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Talking heat stress for cattle and people at climate adaptation conference

Andrew Wiebe presenting on cattle heat load at NCCARF 2013

Katestone’s Andrew Wiebe and Scott Losee shared ideas and experiences with the audience at the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) conference in Sydney (June 25-27). Andrew’s presentation, entitled “Improved climate-readiness of intensive livestock management through use of a Heat Load Index as an indicator of heat stress”, investigated the difference between a heat wave…

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New method introduced at national climate adaptation conference

aerial photo of Brisbane flood

Katestone’s Scott Losee and Andrew Wiebe shared ideas and experiences with the audience at the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) conference last week in Sydney (June 25-27). Scott’s presentation, entitled “Using climatic variability and regional influences to improve risk assessment – a mine and quarry application,” identified some necessary improvements to climate risk…

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Peer review provides different opinion on method

Katestone’s Simon Welchman responded to media reports about the peer review of our report for ARTC into particulate emissions from coal trains. According to Simon, there is no major error or flaw in Katestone’s report for ARTC into particulate emissions – just a difference of opinion on method. “Dr Luke Knibbs’ ‘ideal statistical model’ for…

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Katestone responds to media commentary on its ARTC report

Katestone’s Simon Welchman issued the following statement today in response to comments in the media about our report entitled “Pollution Reduction Program 4.2: Particulate Emissions from Coal Trains” prepared for ARTC… “Katestone categorically refutes suggestions in today’s media that its report was doctored. As with all its work, Katestone provides rigorous and independent scientific analysis of…

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Katestone makes the news: Maitland Mercury

Katestone is pleased to have been awarded the contract to conduct a modelling study to help understand the issues relating to odour in the Rutherford area of NSW. The contract was awarded by NSW EPA as part of the Rutherford Air Quality Liaison Committee. The modelling project will form one part of the project, with…

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Infrastructure luminaries visit Katestone

Reknowned civil engineer, Menno Henneveld, attended his first board meeting as a director of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) here, at Katestone’s Milton offices on April 19th. Recognised as National Professional Engineer of the Year, Menno will graciously share his experience with ISCA, including his ten years as WA Commissioner of Main Roads.…

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