Posts by Katestone

25th Birthday Celebrations

Katestone's 25th birthday

Some photos from our recent 25th Birthday celebration! Big thanks to all who attended, especially to Dr Stefan Hajkowicz from the CSIRO who presented ‘Future Trends – Global megatrends that will change the way we live’.          

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Seminar: ‘Residential Development? Not in my backyard!’

Are anti-encroachment laws just an excuse for poor environmental performance of industries or are they necessary to protect their future viability? Aerosols, fumes, odour, particles and smoke can be a nuisance to residents and reduce amenity. Odour and dust are often the subject of resident complaints about industry and a range of factors, some out…

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NSW EPA Hazardous Air Pollutants tender win

Hazardous Air Pollutants

In June Katestone, in partnership with The Eco-efficiency Group (TEG), were awarded a NSW EPA tender for the Hazardous Air Pollutant Review of Priority Facilities project. Our specialist skills in air quality and data processing, combined with TEGs capability in industry engagement and identification of best practice, proved to be a winning combination. This is a great initiative from the…

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Examining safety risk management at the NSWMC H&S Conference 2014

Safety Risk Management at Mining conference

Christine‘s musings from the 2014 NSW Mineral Council Health & Safety Conference. Theme: “Learning from the Past” What have we learnt? The sky won’t fall in so why are we wearing hard hats in an open field? Has safety gone too far and are we now missing the point? These questions posed by Sidney Dekker – an amazing speaker who gave…

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Thanks for contributing to our odour nuisance survey

Ozwater Respondant Location Chart

Katestone undertook 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. The results of the survey will be presented at the upcoming Ozwater conference in Brisbane between 29 April and 1 May 2014. Katestone would like to thank all…

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Protect your business assets with KITE ~ Industry Breakfast: Mar 26 2014

Weather Intelligence KITE Weather Intelligence can give you advance warning of weather, heat and dust risk that can save your business money and time, as well as improving your operation’s overall productivity. See your next 7 days weather risk at a glance, from whichever device you prefer. All you need is an internet connection. [button-medium…

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Odour Nuisance Survey – Wastewater Industry Professionals

odour-wasterwater-treatment-plants

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?

heat-wave-australia-2014

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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Michael gets the latest on using CALPUFF from the experts

Advanced-CALPUFF-training-course-2013

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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Industry Breakfast Nov 26: Can we adapt to Climate Change?

Climate-adaptation-IPCC-Report

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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