ALGA eNewsletter 2017 Issue No.16


The cost of a polluted environment: 1.7 million child deaths a year, says WHO

More than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of age are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene, read more

Rhetoric Versus Reality: Russia’s Environmental Aspirations Marred by Arctic Oil Spills
While Russia insists that economic development in the North won’t harm a fragile environment, Russian environmentalists note that the country’s oil companies continue to spill massive amounts of crude each year. read more

Is It O.K. to Tinker With the Environment to Fight Climate Change?

Scientists are investigating whether releasing tons of particulates into the atmosphere might be good for the planet. Not everyone thinks this is a good idea, read more

Dear ExampleContactFirstName

Elisabethe has replaced us for cocktails and naps by the pool this week, so please be patient as we are doing our best holding down the fort.

We have a great event in Brisbane on Thursday, check out the just around the corner section and make sure you register in time to secure a spot.

The online library is filling up with papers and event recordings. These can be accessed free of charge for any ALGA members. Non-members can purchase access to all recordings from our website. See the resources section below or keep an eye out for the microphone symbol in our online library.

As always any suggestions or concerns do not hesitate to contact us directly OR use the "soapbox" button on the website.


Karoline Willis, Branches Manager
on behalf of
Elisabethe Dank
Chief Executive Officer

ALGA is continually building on it's library of resources on the website under the resources - papers tab click here. However please note, this is a member benefit only - a password will have been provided in your membership confirmation email.

This website section includes copies of recordings, powerpoint presentations and/or event summary reports for ALGA events held - click here

Risk and Reality - Contaminated Sites and Community Perceptions
Perth Branch - April
Protecting Paradise: 1080 And The Fight To Save New Zealand’s Wildlife
Auckland Branch - March
Asbestos in the Bay
Bay of Plenty Branch - March
Chain of Responsibility – A New Era of Environmental

Perth branch - March
The EPA Victoria Reform Agenda · Priorities for Pollution Prevention and Managing Legacy Risks
Melbourne Branch - March
ALGA Sydney Student Forum presents: ‘A day in the life……’
Sydney Branch - March
Why All the Fuss About PFAS?
Adelaide Branch - February

Stakeholder Engagement and Community Consultation – Perspectives and Case Studies from Different Industry Groups

When: Thursday, 27th April

Cost*: $25 (ALGA members) $60 everybody else

Click here for more info and to register

Enabling Innovative Solutions in Site Assessment and Remediation

When: Wednesday, 3rd May

Cost*: $25 (ALGA members) $60 everybody else

Click here for more information and to register

Managing health and safety on a high hazards site including a Canterbury case study with contributions from Environment Canterbury and Worksafe

When: Tuesday, 23rd May

Cost*: $25 (ALGA members) $60 everybody else

Click here for more information and to register
* All fees listed are excluding GST

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