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Transition to Electric Vehicles
Date:
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 14:00
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Mr Bryce Gaton, Dr Jonathan Spear and Ms Carola Jonas
Venue:
National Webinar
Synopsis:
This event will cover key technical issues associated with electric vehicles, as well as important policy and planning issues from a government perspective.
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.
Renewable Energy Options for Industrial Process Heat
Date:
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 18:00
Event:
ACT Events
Presenter:
Dr Keith Lovegrove
Venue:
Engineering House, 11 National Circuit, Barton
Synopsis:
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has released ‘Renewable Energy Options for Industrial Process Heat’, produced by ITP Thermal in conjunction with Pitt&Sherry, the Institute for Sustainable Futures and Beyond Zero Emissions, in November 2019. The report outlines opportunities for industrial users to switch to renewable energy alternatives to provide process heat. It shows that shifting to renewable energy to generate process heat is possible for industrial sites over the short, medium and long-term using numerous technologies and approaches. This includes bioenergy, geothermal, electrification, hydrogen and solar thermal, together with process redesign, combining heat and power and co-locating greenfield developments with renewable resources.
De-risking Melbourne in 2030: Hot, dry and smoky
Date:
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 15:30 to 19:00
Event:
Sydney Events
Presenter:
Nick Wood
Venue:
Actuaries Institute 2/50 Carrington St Sydney , New South Wales , 2000
Synopsis:
The event is about generating ideas and about linking the data, knowledge and skills of the climate research scientists, actuaries and engineers around a topical and thought-provoking premise: “This group is confident that through a combination of insurance and engineering it can develop a set of effective measures that will assist the City of Melbourne to reduce the impacts of a hotter and drier future climate on its citizens, its economy and its ecosystems.” The City of Melbourne is the focus for this event due to the recent release of relevant climate change data. Over the three to four hours examining this premise will require the participants to identify, access and then work with a large amount of data and risk information Noting the limited time this will focus more on what can be done rather than heavy duty data analysis and scenario generation. Co-operation and networking will be a major element of the session with the aim to mix and combine, climate science and academics, insurance / reinsurance and engineering skills in each group. Four areas of impacts associated with hotter and drier future have been selected for the participants to work on. These are: Human health and well being Disruptions to the transport system Bushfires and smoke / poor air quality Water supply, low water volumes and quality The participants will be presented with the challenge of developing cost-effective ideas to mitigate the impacts using three response frameworks. These are: Better pricing of risks in the first place Planning for and building in climate resilience Reducing the financial impact of events when they do happen. https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/event/2020/02/de-risking-melbourne-2030-hot-dry-and-smoky
Calculating supply chain emissions of your project with the ECE Tool
Date:
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 18:30
Event:
Sydney Events
Presenter:
Dr Soo Huey Teh
Venue:
Zenith Theatre Cnr Railway & McIntosh Streets Chatswood
Synopsis:
Whilst accounting for emissions from petrol/fuel use, purchased electricity, heat or steam are quite clearly defined, accounting for supply chain impacts, also known as Scope 3 emissions is more problematic – it requires an analysis that extends back through many stages of the upstream supply chain. The gathering of original and specific supply chain information for the organisation and its suppliers requires tremendous time and resources, and complete coverage of this information may not be ensured. The Embodied Carbon Explorer (ECE) online tool overcomes many of these technical problems and allows for comprehensive Scope 3 estimations of greenhouse gas emissions related to purchased products and services to be undertaken. This event will explore Scope 3 carbon emissions and how the ECE online tool can be used to attain a greater understanding and management of upstream embodied carbon/ Scope 3 emissions. This event will include an introduction to emissions in the built environment, presentation of the ECE tool and a step-by-step guide to using the ECE tool. It will demonstrate the ECE online tool through a case study related to the built environment to identify major emission contributors in a project’s supply chains. It will also demonstrate how the tool helps with Scope 3 accounting under the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard.
Calculating supply chain emissions of your project with the ECE Tool
Date:
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 18:30
Event:
Sydney Events
Presenter:
Dr Soo Huey
Venue:
Calculating supply chain emissions of your project with the ECE Tool
Synopsis:
Whilst accounting for emissions from petrol/fuel use, purchased electricity, heat or steam are quite clearly defined, accounting for supply chain impacts, also known as Scope 3 emissions is more problematic – it requires an analysis that extends back through many stages of the upstream supply chain. The gathering of original and specific supply chain information of the organisation and its suppliers requires tremendous time and resources, and complete coverage of this information may not be ensured. The Embodied Carbon Explorer (ECE) online tool overcomes many of these technical problems and allows for comprehensive Scope 3 estimations of greenhouse gas emissions related to purchased products and services to be undertaken. This event will explore Scope 3 carbon emissions and how the ECE online tool can be used to attain a greater understanding and management of upstream embodied carbon/ Scope 3 emissions. This event will include an introduction of emissions in the built environment, presentation of the ECE tool and a step-by- step guide on using the ECE tool. It will demonstrate the ECE online tool through a case study related to the built environment to identify major emission contributors in a project’s supply chains. It will also be demonstrated how the tool helps with Scope 3 accounting under the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard.
2020 Planning Committee
Date:
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 18:00
Event:
Sydney Events
Presenter:
Venue:
Synopsis:
2020 Planning Committee
Tools for Better Project Environmental Outcomes - LCA and EPDs
Date:
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 18:30
Event:
Sydney Events
Presenter:
Jonas Bengtsson EDGE and Stephen Mitchell EPD Australasia
Venue:
Zenith Theatre Cnr Railway & McIntosh Streets Chatswood
Synopsis:
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is an ISO standardised method for quantifying environmental impacts of a specific project, product or service. Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) provide independently verified environmental data and other environmental information of specific products and services – including a carbon footprint. Since these tools are considered to be the optimal methods of ascertaining environmental impacts, this event aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of these tools and their applicability in the industry. To register go to https://portal.engineersaustralia.org.au/event/tools-better-project-environmental-outcomes-lca-and-epds
SENG Vic AGM
Date:
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 17:30
Event:
VIC Events
Presenter:
Mr Luke Taylor, Sustainable Living Foundation
Venue:
Discovery Hub, level 31 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Synopsis:
The SENG Vic Committee meeting/AGM will commence at 5.30pm. It will be followed by screening of the film "Home Front: Episode One - Existential Gamble”
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.

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