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ISSUE 62 - JULY 2019
 
Elisabethe's send-off party results in a few tears - and ALGA announces a new Life Member!

Soil
- In the news 
  • Loy Yang A failure highlights folly of the Australian coal fantasy
  • Rinsing heavy metals from contaminated soils using chemical process
  • Asbestos concerns continue at regional WA schools
- Featured Articles
  • Assessing Potentially Contaminated Land in Victoria: Pilot of New Process Enters Stage Two
  • EPA Victoria’s Information Night Moving Forwards Towards 2020
2019 EcoForum 

Water
- In the news 
  • Sydney's dirty strata secrets emerge through cracks in Mascot Towers
  • Adani water plan flounders
  • Device that catches plastic waste deployed in Pacific Ocean
  • Draft Compliance and Enforcement Policy
Water
- Featured Articles
  • Webinar: The Distribution of PFAS in the Marine Environment & Implications for Decision Making

Bay of Plenty Regional Conference preliminary program released!

Environment

- In the news
  • Deakin researchers develop concrete solution for recycled glass
  • German pilot project produces kerosene from sunlight, water and CO2 for first time
  • Environmental Risk Assessment of PFAS – SETAC North America Focused Topic Meeting
  • PFAS NEMP 2.0
- Featured Articles
  • Lama Lama for the long-term
ALGA Student Grant Goal
 
Are you looking for a candidate or intern?
 
 
 
in the news*
Loy Yang A failure highlights folly of the Australian coal fantasy

The massive Loy Yang A brown coal generator – if you believe its owners AGL – is supposed to be the last coal generator standing in Australia’s main electricity grid.

AGL plans to keep it operating for another three decades, closing it on its 50th birthday way out in 2048 ... more

Rinsing heavy metals from contaminated soils using chemical process
Soil contamination by heavy metals is one of the major environmental problems. These poisonous heavy metals like lead and cadmium are released from mines or factories... more
Asbestos concerns continue at regional WA schools
Health officials have expressed concern at asbestos fragments scattered across Merredin College while rejecting an Education Department report on the hazard.... more
featured articles
Assessing Potentially Contaminated Land in Victoria:
Pilot of New Process Enters Stage Two

 

Wide-ranging reforms to better integrate planning and environmental regulation, policy and management of legacy contamination are under way in Victoria, including the development of consistent and proportionate assessments of contaminated land, due to come into effect on 1 July 2020
The Victorian Government passed legislation in 2018..
.. more

EPA Victoria’s Information Night Moving Forwards Towards 2020

EPA provided a contamination-focussed review of recent work and upcoming legal changes, including reform to the Victorian Environment Protection Act, which commences in July 2020. Dr Paula Sardina presented on emerging contaminants in Victoria’s aquatic ecosystems to provide a picture of EPA’s perspective on surface and ground water contamination following a recent EPA-led investigation into the presence ... more

 
in the news*
Sydney's dirty strata secrets emerge through cracks in Mascot Towers
 

The masonry at Mascot Towers isn't the only thing cracking in Sydney this week. The entire edifice of silence and self-interest which has encouraged government and the market to turn a blind eye to the true extent of building defects in new strata developments is crumbling. For 20 years, new residential strata schemes have been plagued with building defects... more

Adani water plan flounders

The Australian Conservation Foundation has won its appeal at the Federal Court in its challenge of Adani’s North Galilee Water Scheme, with the .. more

Device that catches plastic waste deployed in Pacific Ocean


A 600-metre long device that catches plastic waste in the ocean has been released in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii .. more

 
 

Draft Compliance and Enforcement Policy
 

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) aims to lead and excel in the sustainable management and protection of Western Australia’s water and environment.

As the public sector agency responsible for assisting the ministers for Environment and Water to administer a range of legislation pertaining to the State’s water and environment, DWER has wide-ranging. .. more

featured article
Webinar: The Distribution of PFAS in the Marine Environment & Implications for Decision Making
 

Per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) represent a complex mixture of thousands of individual compounds with documented wide-spread legacy impact in the environment. The webinar explored challenges and learnings in assessing human health and ecological risk of PFAS in an urban marine environment with multiple industrial areas as potential PFAS sources. more

 
in the news*
 
Deakin researchers develop concrete solution for
recycled glass

Deakin researchers have found a new use for old glass – grinding it up as a substitute for sand to make a type of concrete commonly used in the construction industry. 

The Deakin School of Engineering researchers have discovered ground recycled or waste glass can be used instead of sand when making polymer concrete, a material often used in industrial flooring... more

German pilot project produces kerosene from sunlight, water and CO2 for first time

A German pilot project has made kerosene using concentrated sunlight, water and CO2 for the first time, according to the German Aerospace Center (DLR)... more

Environmental Risk Assessment of PFAS – SETAC North America Focused Topic Meeting


The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). is hosting a focused topic meeting  in August 2019.. more
PFAS NEMP 2.0
 

EPA Victoria has released the first version of the PFAS National Environmental Management Plan (NEMP) (February 2018) identified 20 future work activities to enhance the NEMP (Section 20, Page 40). The draft of the NEMP version 2 provides new and revised guidance on four of these activities that were identified as urgent priorities:... more

featured articles
Lama Lama for the long-term

As a movement, EWB Australia has collectively committed to addressing the deep inequalities faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people –at EWB Australia, they call this their ‘Engineering on Country’ commitment.

Key to their work on Country is developing trusted partnerships with local communities and implementation partners who can meaningfully contribute and create truly impactful change. ..more

 
ALGA Student Grant Goal

With your help, we can do even more. We are looking to make an investment for the future - we have set a goal of $10,000 to put to students who are the industry’s future workforce.

Qualifying students in Australia and New Zealand, will be awarded annual membership, providing massively discounted registration fees to all ALGA events - read more
 
Are You Looking For A
Candidate Or intern?

ALGA can help!

Click here to see current positions available and/or prospective interns.

We have also published a Student handbook for prospective candidates.

 

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