Archive Events VIC

The true cost of the natural environment
Date:
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 17:30
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Mr Carl Obst and Mr Charles Berger, ACF
Venue:
John Connell Auditorium, 21 Bedford Street North Melbourne
Synopsis:
Often in project planning or feasibility, the true value of the natural environment seems not to be accounted for. But what is the value of the natural environment and what, as engineers, can we do to ensure our natural environment is not undervalued?
Cutting Edge Renewable Energy Technologies
Date:
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 17:30
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Various, tba
Venue:
John Connell Auditorium, 21 Bedford Street North Melbourne
Synopsis:
This session will include presentations from people working at the cutting edge of wave, geothermal, and concentrated solar power generation technologies, as well as hydrogen energy storage.
Coal Seam Gas - environmental impacts
Date:
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 17:30
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Dr Gavin Mudd (Monash University) & Mr Dave Campin (Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland
Venue:
John Connell Auditorium, 21 Bedford Street North Melbourne
Synopsis:
Coal Seam Gas (CSG) is often promoted as a major new energy resource that will power much of the world's industries over coming decades. Australia has considerable reserves of this resource, particularly in Queensland and also NSW and Victoria. But what are the environmental ramifications of exploiting this resource? Concerns include contamination of groundwater and unintended release into the atmosphere causing air pollution and adding to greenhouse gases. This presentation will examine these issues in detail.
Sustainable Transport
Date:
Monday, March 18, 2013 - 17:30
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Patrick Hearps, BZE and William McDougall, SKM
Venue:
John Connell Auditorium, Engineering House, 21 Bedford Street, North Melbourne
Synopsis:
This session will provide an overview of Beyond Zero Emissions Transport Plan including Melbourne’s current transport system and expenditure, a proposal for high speed rail networks and an explanation on the methodology of urban transport. Our second speaker, Fiona Calvert from the Victorian Department of Transport will discuss transport planning issues generally in Melbourne.
Sustainability Assessment Training
Date:
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 (All day) to Wednesday, March 13, 2013 (All day)
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Dr Vikki Uhlmann
Venue:
Boardroom, Level 1, 21 Bedford Street North Melbourne
Synopsis:
Sustainability assessment is a tool that informs decision-making in terms of promoting sustainable outcomes. Sustainability assessment can be applied in different circumstances for different purposes by different types of decision-makers.
A Sustainable World-Quantifying the Engineering Challenge
Date:
Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 17:30
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Bill Grace - GHD Pty Ltd
Venue:
John Connell Auditorium, 21 Bedford Street North Melbourne
Synopsis:
The presentation will describe a conceptual sustainability systems (mini Limits-to-Growth) model using real world data and ecological footprint metrics to explore the various possible 21st century global trajectories.
Thriving Neighbourhoods Conference
Date:
Monday, November 12, 2012 - 07:30 to Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 16:30
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Various
Venue:
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Synopsis:
Sustainable infrastructure will be a major focus at Thriving Neighbourhoods, with the Sustainable Engineering Society (SSEE) and the Australian Green Infrastructure Council (AGIC) each  hosting sessions at the Conference. 
SSEE Victorian Chapter AGM
Date:
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 18:00
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
David A Hood FIEAust CPEng FIPENZ FISEAM National President, Engineers Australia
Venue:
John Connell Auditorium, 21 Bedford Street North Melbourne
Synopsis:
Presentation will cover 1. Quick update on the new directions for EA; 2. The latest updates on the sustainability crisis, including climate change; and 3. The business case for action on sustainability.
Climate Science
Date:
Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 18:00
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Dr Paul Fraser and Dr John Church
Venue:
21 Bedford Street North Melbourne
Synopsis:
Engineers are becoming increasingly concerned with sustainability considerations, developing low emission energy sources, mitigating climate related problems from severe weather and projected sea level rise. It is timely to review the latest developments in the science that is behind the transition shaping the direction of our profession. Is the atmosphere warming? Are the sea levels rising and if so, how quickly? What are the impacts for Australia? What are the latest messages from climate scientists?
Infrastructure Sustainability Foundation Training Course
Date:
Monday, June 25, 2012 (All day) to Tuesday, June 26, 2012 (All day)
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Rick Walters, Antony Sprigg
Venue:
Saxons - Level 8, 500 Collins Street, Melbourne
Synopsis:
On 29 February, 2012, the Australian Green Infrastructure Council (AGIC) launched the Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) rating scheme to deliver social, economic and environmental improvements across the design, construction and operation of Australia’s infrastructure. In order to guide infrastructure stakeholders (involved in investment, planning, procurement, design, construction and operations) on the use of the tool, the IS Foundation Training Course has been developed and AGIC is pleased to announce the first round of training courses. On successful completion of this course, participants will develop a good understanding of the IS rating scheme and will be able to assess projects or assets using the IS rating tool.

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