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ALGA Weekly eNewsletter - 2017 Issue No. 26
IN THE NEWS

UN Request to Australia on Emissions, Coal

The UN says Australia's performance in carbon emissions reduction and environmental protection has decreased in recent years and has urged the government to review its position in support of coal mines and coal export. The Committee recommended that the government immediately introduce new measures to cut the nation's growing carbon emissions and expand renewable energy production. Read more.

NSW Container Scheme

The NSW 10 cent container deposit scheme has been extended by five months, and will now come into effect from 1 December 2017. Read more

Groundwater and Ethics

Hydrogeologists rely on sampling. However, sometimes evidence is ignored to suit preconceived notions. Read more

ALGA Awards 2017

ALGA is inviting submissions for the Annual Excellence Awards! The Awards recognise individuals & projects, and will be presented at the Annual Awards Dinner on 25 October. Read more

REGULATORY UPDATES
NZ Contaminants in Soil Regulations and HAIL List Update

The NZ Ministry for the Environment is amending the National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health (NESCS) and the Hazardous Activities and Industries List (HAIL).
The ministry is aiming for the new regulations to be gazetted in early 2018. The proposals for amending the NESCS and HAIL were released for public consultation late last year. Watch this space for announcements related to this update.
Building Our Future

Victoria is likely to have a stronger EPA after an inquiry recommended better resources to meet community needs and environmental concerns. The Government's vision for the EPA means the business is now realigned. For more information.
Dear ExampleContactFirstName

Going by the interest in our events it’s clear winter hasn’t slowed the momentum of our members. At ALGA we are busy making sure we educate, inform and keep you abreast of industry developments. Our ASBINS workshop in Perth today is sold out, like most of our events. The topic received a great response at our recent Sydney workshop too.

Just as I started writing this, I received another email asking for more information on our ASBINS workshop. For those who could not attend, remember papers are available on the ALGA website via the online resources section.

Last issue of CRONICLE announced our 10th Annual Excellence Awards – more details can be found here. This is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on your achievements and the challenges that have made you proud of them. Nominations are due by 30 September.

Coming up, we have our workshops in Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney on Groundwater Management for Infrastructure. Given the growing list of infrastructure projects in Australia and New Zealand this is a topical event that will attract the best minds and talent. Don’t forget to register. Your presence will be of benefit to the wider group of industry participants, to your organisation and last but not least to you.

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

Enjoy!

Elisabethe Dank
Chief Executive Officer


ALGA is continually building on its library of resources on the website under the resources – papers tab. However, please note, this is a member benefit only – a password will have been provided in your membership confirmation email. Want to become a member click here for details

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


Just added this week:

Presentations given at the 2017 Regional Contaminated Land Conference - Queanbeyan
JULY 2017
Events listed below shows events scheduled for the current month only.To view our complete events calendar click here All fees indicated are listed excluding GST.
Steps to Resolve the ASBestos-In-Soils (ASBINS) Technical Controversies  

When:
Monday, 10 July  

Where: Perth
Risk Assessment 101

Cost: NZ$900 (ALGA members) NZ$1200 everybody else

When: 17 & 18 July 2017
Where: Auckland
Click here for more information and to register

When: 20 & 21 July 2017
Where: Christchurch

Click here for more information and to register

Redeveloping Landfills

When: Wednesday, 19 July

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

SAVE THE DATE

Effective Contaminated Land Consenting

When: Wednesday, 19 July

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


Click here for more information and to register
Clandestine Labs - Risk to Receptors, owners, and state of the industry

When: Wednesday, 19 July

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

SAVE THE DATE

Steps to Resolve the ASBestos-In-Soils (ASBINS) Technical Controversies

Cost: AU$200 (ALGA members) AU$275 everybody else

When: Monday, 24 July

Where: Brisbane, CBD


Click here for more information and to register
Vapour Intrusion 1/2 day workshop (Part A) - Petroleum Hydrocarbons

Cost: AU$200 (ALGA members) AU$275 everybody else

When: Wednesday, 26 July

Where: Hobart, Tas


Click here for more information and to register
Managing Legacy Landfill Contamination

Cost: AU$300 (ALGA members) AU$450 everybody else

When: Thursday, 27 July

Where: Newcastle, NSW


Click here for more information and to register
Groundwater Management for Infrastructure Case Studies from International Road, Sewer & Rail Projects, including London Crossrail

Cost*: $500 (ALGA members) $650 everybody else

When: Monday, 31 July
Where: Melbourne

Click here for more information and to register

When: Wednesday, 2 August
Where: Sydney

Click here for more information and to register

When: Friday, 4 August
Where: Auckland

Click here for more information and to register

*incl of CIRIA C750 e-Book



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