Archive Events WA

A Study of the Implications of Different Electric Vehicle (EV) Uptake Scenarios in WA
Date:
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 12:00
Event:
W.A. Events
Presenter:
Khush Dodhia-Shah
Venue:
Webinar
Synopsis:
This presentation is from the speaker's thesis which looks at different electric vehicle (EV) case studies in WA, relating an EV attributed electric load at different market penetrations of EVs in WA, and how the South-West Interconnected System (SWIS - the WA power grid) will deal with that. Several factors are considered including usage behaviours of EV drivers to understand the impact across SWIS daily load curves, considering peak demand and capacity. It is done in the form of a model which combines the variables and outputs the daily grid demands that will need to be met under the various scenarios.
Fire, flood, storm and cyclone: applying science to the challenge
Date:
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 16:00
Event:
W.A. Events
Presenter:
Dr Alan Finkel
Venue:
Webinar
Synopsis:
The tragic and destructive bushfires of the 2019-2020 Black Summer across south-eastern Australia pose a range of challenges for the nation’s scientists. In the face of the combined forces of nature, climate, demographics, and limited resources, can science make a real difference? What sort of research do we need to do now to prepare us for the natural hazard impacts of tomorrow? The value of research in solving such national problems is the focus of an annual oration next month, to be delivered in a live webinar by Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel. The free public talk – Fire, flood, storm and cyclone: applying science to the challenge - is on Wednesday 19 August from 4-5pm (AEST) and is presented by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre as part of National Science Week.
Climate Change Challenges – An Engineering Perspective
Date:
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:00
Event:
W.A. Events
Presenter:
Venue:
National Webinar
Synopsis:
This online collaborative event, jointly organised by Engineers Australia and the UWA Public Policy Institute, will bring together engineering professionals and researchers to explore the challenges presented by climate change and the likely impacts on engineering standards, training and policy.
Australian Construction and Demolition Waste Challenges and Opportunities
Date:
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 18:00
Event:
W.A. Events
Presenter:
Dr Tayyab Maqsood, Tom Laslett
Venue:
Webinar
Synopsis:
Unprecedented expenditure on Australian infrastructure upgrades and construction projects continues to generate enormous quantities of construction and demolition (C&D) waste, posing both challenges and opportunities for Australia's waste management industry.
Climate Change and the Ocean
Date:
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 11:30
Event:
W.A. Events
Presenter:
Professor Nathan Bindoff, Sarah Watson
Venue:
Webinar
Synopsis:
This webinar will consist of a combination of two (2) topics related to climate change and the ocean. The presentation will provide a relevant summary of climate change and ocean-related international scientific assessments and target/indicator development processes, to enable engineers to understand and utilise the data to create the required sustainable solutions. As such, this is a must-see webinar for engineers working in the ocean and coastal space.
CRCWSC - Scenario Tool - Launch TARGET module
Date:
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 11:30
Event:
W.A. Events
Presenter:
Dr Stephanie Jacobs, Melissa Bradley, Luke McPhail, Dr Mark Siebentritt, Dr Christian Urich
Venue:
National Webinar
Synopsis:
The CRC for Water Sensitive Cities’ Tools and Products (TAP) team have completed the integration of the TARGET module into the WSC Scenario Tool. We launch the release with some key presentations from experts and industry users, followed by a 15-minute panel session where attendees are invited to direct questions to the presenters in a Q&A session. Opened by CRCWSC’s Chief Research Officer, Dr Briony Rogers, we first invite Dr Christian Urich to give an overview on how Scenario Tool has been significantly improved following the integration of TARGET, providing details on the functionality and features of the module. Climate Scientist, Dr Stephanie Jacobs, will present an overview of microclimate modelling, how TARGET works, and how the results can be used. Mellissa Bradley will discuss Adelaide’s urban heat issues and how the modelling results from TARGET will strengthen business cases for WSUD investments, and provide evidence for improved policy and urban design guidelines. Water Technology’s Luke McPhail and Edge Environment’s Mark Siebentritt will briefly discuss their experience applying TARGET and the potential use of this module by other industry practitioners. See bios below.
Urban Development Impacted by High Groundwater
Date:
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 12:00
Event:
W.A. Events
Presenter:
Jim Davies, Alex Rogers
Venue:
Engineers Australia Perth Auditorium. 712 Murray Street West Perth, 6005
Synopsis:
This technical session will provide an overview of the hydrological processes which determine high groundwater conditions (incl. rainfall regimes and climate change) and the impact on hydrological engineering design for urban developments.
Future Earth Australia
Date:
Friday, April 12, 2019 (All day)
Event:
W.A. Events
Presenter:
Venue:
Synopsis:
Future Earth Australia welcomes submissions from government, practitioners, industry, the private sector, NGOs, civil society and academia on our 'Urban Systems Transformation for Sustainable Development Outcomes' consultation process. Your submission will inform our collective strategy due for publication in June 2019. We are looking for submissions that engage with one of more of the following themes: Developing shared urban visions, goals and indicators; Collaborative governance and decision making; Identification of high leverage urban transformation issues and opportunities More effective stakeholder and community engagement and influence; Co-produced knowledge development, usage and learning; Identification of high priority knowledge gaps, issues and opportunities; and Other elements of an urban vision and strategy for Australia. Your input may be drawn from, or relevant to, any spatial scale (from local to international). Actual case studies or examples are also of particular interest.
Climate Change and Sustainability
Date:
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 16:30 to 19:30
Event:
W.A. Events
Presenter:
Dr Jatin Kala, atmospheric scientist, Murdoch University, Prof Petra Tschakert, human-environment geographer, University of Western Australia, Prof Peter Newman, AO, sustainability specialist, Curtin University, David Rice, FIEAust, advocate for sustaina
Venue:
Engineers Australia WA Auditorium - 712 Murray Street, West Perth , WA , 6005
Synopsis:
This event will be filmed and made available on the EA website for national viewing In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (https://report.ipcc.ch/sr15/) was released. Ninety-one authors and review editors from 40 countries prepared this report in response to an invitation from the United Nations when it adopted the Paris Agreement in 2015. Join us for presentations by three of the authors of this historic report explaining the background, why we should stay below 1.5°C and the consequences of going to 2°C and beyond. This is a great opportunity to gain reliable information on this topical global issue that affects current and future generations. An Australian context will be provided. This will be followed by a short presentation by one of the authors of Engineers Australia’s sustainability guidelines (Implementing Sustainability: Principles and Practice) on what engineers can do locally to take into account climate change, and other sustainability issues such as vegetation and species loss. Implementing Sustainability: Principles and Practice can be downloaded from here, select ‘Sustainability’: free to EA members". About the speakers: Dr Jatin Kala, atmospheric scientist, Murdoch University – what 1.5°C is and why we care Prof Petra Tschakert, human-environment geographer, University of Western Australia – what 1.5°C means for people and sustainable development Prof Peter Newman, AO, sustainability specialist, Curtin University – what the world is doing and what more it can do David Rice, FIEAust, advocate for sustainability in engineering 4.30pm tea and coffee for 5pm start-6.30pm followed by networking until 7pm - refreshments provided
Better Urban Water Management Policy Update - Panel Discussion
Date:
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:00 to 13:30
Event:
W.A. Events
Presenter:
Shelley Shepherd (Director) - UrbAqua, Kristy Chandler (Principal Hydrologist) - Coterra Environment, Helen Brookes (Director) - Urbaqua
Venue:
WA EA Auditorium - 712 Murray Street, West Perth, WA Australia 6005
Synopsis:
The WA Sustainable Engineering Society (SENG) and the Hydrology and Water Resources Panel invite you to a presentation about the Better Urban Water Management Policy Update at 12pm (for a 12:30pm start) to 1:30pm on Monday 11th February at the WA EA Auditorium. FREE to SENG members ($30 non-members), Register here: https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/event/2019/01/better-urban-water-management-policy-update

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