CSE 2022 program

This program is subject to change.

Tuesday 22 November 2022
13:00 Engineers Australia welcome
13:10 Conclusions from the IPCC 6th Assessments Report

There are nine key risks for Australia associated with climate change, including loss of coral reefs, kelp and alpine biodiversity, an increase in heat-related deaths, cascading impacts for cities and infrastructure and the inability of institutions and governance systems to manage climate risks.
Reducing the risks will require significant emission reductions and robust adaptation. Enablers include anticipatory planning, integration and coordination across governments and sectors, government leadership, policy alignment, technology, engineering, consistent and accessible information, decision-support tools and finance. 
Kevin Hennessy, Lead Author of the Australasia Chapter, IPCC’s 6th Assessment Report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability 

14:00 Panel Discussion

What can a multi-sectoral professional approach bring to Australia’s climate agenda? 
How must Australia’s peak professional bodies collaborate to address climate change in the best interests of their members, the broader community and in the national interest. 
Representatives from the Professional Bodies Forum for Climate Action (Australia / New Zealand) 

15:00 15-minute break
Renewable Energy                Transportation
15:15 Lisa Zembrodt, Director, Energy Markets and Michael Cox, Schneider Electric  
16:00 Offshore wind farm project success

A real-world example of how to use systems engineering methods to keep on top of design interfaces and requirements during wind farm design.

Satya Tanner FIEAust CPEng, formerly Greater Changhua 01&02 Wind Farm Project Team, Ørsted

Sustainable fuels, a pathway to decarbonise transportation

Learn about the current sustainable solutions in transport, with a focus on sustainable aviation fuel, the engineering and science behind it and the business case for it.

Understand the supporting role required of business and government and hear examples of current solutions in the EU and USA.
Andreas Rey, Sustainability Manager, Neste

16:45   Transport decarbonisation: Planning for a paradigm shift

Stantec is one of the world’s most sustainable corporations, being in the top one percent globally on sustainability performance. Will Fooks will outline how Stantec is working towards the decarbonisation of urban places and the transport sector.

He will cover global research into planning for decarbonisation, and the need to establish what good looks like beyond emissions targets given the backdrop of demographic and social shifts, evolving economics and technological innovations.

Using Australian case studies, he will illustrate how decarbonisation is likely to create a paradigm shift in how transport infrastructure operates, while being increasingly influenced by people and place. 
Will Fooks, Urban Places, Australian Sector Lead, Stantec

17:30 Networking (in-person only)
Wednesday 23 November 2022
13:00 ESGs as a competitive advantage and the need for an energy transition

Peter Bryant, Chair, Clareo Partners
13:45 Electrifying Everything

Learn why electrifying our cars and our homes is the concrete action Australians can make this decade to lead the world in decarbonisation and understand Saul's vision for how we’re going to get it done. 
Saul Griffith, Inventor, Author, Founder and CEO of Otherlab

14:00 Technology as an enabler in the circular economy

How a technology platform supplying construction and other industrial products taps into the circular economy.
Sophia Hamblin Wang, COO, Mineral Carbonation International 

15:00 15-minute break
Infrastructure Hydrogren/Hydro
15:15 Recycled concrete gives building waste a new life 

CO2 Concrete has been a result of multi-disciplinary collaborations, which aims to utilise concrete waste and unwanted CO2 to produce high-quality recycled concrete that matches the performance of virgin concrete with at least 10% cost reduction and matching strength.
Dr Vivian WY Tam, Director, Centre for Infrastructure Engineering, Western Sydney University 

16:45 Steps without footprints 

International construction and consultancy company Mace share the importance of both speed and scale for the innovative materials, products and technologies required to help decarbonise the built environment, demonstrating global best practice in accelerating the built environment's response to the climate emergency. 
Dan Hogan, Associate Director, Mace

Repurposing a disused gold mine into a renewable energy hub 

The Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project is the first of its kind in the world to utilise an abandoned gold mine. Once completed, it will become the third-largest electricity storage facility in the country. This flagship project of the Kidston Clean Energy Hub in Far North Queensland is integrated with the 50 MW Genex Kidston Solar project, with a wind farm to be added in the future.

This presentation details some of the opportunities realised and challenges overcome in developing this project from concept to the current construction phase. 
Andrew Wilson, Group Technical Director, McConnell Dowell

17:30 Networking (in-person only)