Barely moments upon packing down our exhibition stand at the International Contaminated Site Remediation Conference – ‘CleanUp 2019,’ Business Development Manager of our Adelaide Office, Alex Stenta will be off to join our Group Technical Manager, Giovanni Agosti, in Queenstown, New Zealand, for the 24th International Clean Air and Environment conference - #CASANZ19.
As you can imagine, the month of September is certainly a busy, yet exciting time of the year for the field of environmental contamination. During this period, key delegates from around the world, representing all relevant areas of government, policy and regulation, research and industry, come together at various industry organised conferences and workshops, to discuss diverse topics relating to best practices and innovative solutions that can be applied as part of an integrated sustainability strategy that supports climate change adaption, community wellbeing and operational efficiency.
About CASANZ 2019 and What Will be Involved
Organised by the non-profit, professional association, The Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand, this year’s conference will be held from Monday, 16 September to Wednesday, 18 September, 2019 at The Rydges Lakeland Resort.
The three days of the conference will provide attendees with updates and solutions on air quality through Special Interest Group Workshops, training courses, breakfast seminars, site visits, the gala dinner and awards evening.
2019 Theme: ‘Air Quality and the Built Environment’
This year, the conference will embrace the theme of Air Quality and the Built Environment. But what does this theme really mean for us? There are different answers to this question, which may be complex and multifactorial in nature. One way to answer this question involves briefly exploring how human activity has impacted the surroundings and conditions, in which, all living and non-living things exist on Earth. Industrialisation is claimed to have accelerated and benefited economic and social development in the areas of infrastructure, education and health care services. According to the United Nations, 55% of the world’s population currently lives in urban areas. This figure is likely to increase to 68% by 2050 due to the rapidity of growth in urban areas.
Environmental challenges have arisen from the effects of industrialisation and the consequential consumption and demand pressures to industry and services. As consumers, we need to move around, and keep our homes and workplaces warm or cool for comfort. The 2019 BP Statistical Review of World Energy reported that global primary energy consumption grew in 2018 at a rate of 2.9% against the previous year, which represents almost double its 10-year average of 1.5% per year, and the fastest since 2010. The electric power sector is estimated to have absorbed around half of the growth of primary energy in 2018 and accounted for around half of the increase in carbon emissions. Looking closer to home, the Built Environment Report details Australia’s urban footprint and the implications for air and water quality, energy consumption and the natural environment.
Whilst urbanisation has offered opportunities for improvement, it comes at a cost to health, and wellbeing demands that we understand more about the physical and chemical processes underlying air quality, their effects on the health and welfare on human and all living organisms that we share this planet with, and our responsibility and capacity to effectively control and regulate air pollution.
Envirolab Proud to be Part of CASANZ19
Envirolab is a trusted leader in air and soil gas testing of indoor and outdoor environments. Our capabilities include NATA Accreditation for VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), sulphur compounds, fixed and permanent gases and other compounds. We also offer a broad range of laboratory testing services for dust, silica and occupational testing.
Considering that air quality is one of our main areas of specialisation, we are looking forward to once again be exhibiting. We are also proud to have two key team members who will be attending and hosting a booth. If you’re planning to attend, you can find us at “Booth 11,” which will be managed by Giovanni Agosti, Technical Manager of our Group’s operations and Alex Stenta, Business Development Manager of our Envirolab Services Adelaide Office. We can’t wait to see what CASANZ 2019 will bring!
As an inspiring leader with technical know-how that has earned his recognition and involvement in various industry related committees and associations, Giovanni’s expertise includes the development of new analysis techniques across the Group's operations in Australia and New Zealand for air quality testing, illicit drug analysis and emerging contaminants.
Giovanni’s passion for the industry is palpable to anyone who has met him. At this year’s conference, make sure to speak to Giovanni about your technical queries.
Alex consistently seeks opportunities to contribute to science. She generously gives her time to mentoring future STEM leaders, and is currently involved in the in 2019 RACI National Mentoring Program, which is focused on gender parity in the profession.
Based on continued enhancements in passive soil vapour and indoor and ambient air monitoring, Alex has been integral in establishing our capabilities in areas including the Waterloo Membrane Sampler (WMS™) for monitoring VOC vapor concentrations - don't forget to ask Alex at the conference how we can help you with this service area!
24th International Clean Air and Environment Conference
Date: 16 -18 September, 2019
Location: The Rydges, Queenstown, New Zealand
2019 Theme: ‘Air Quality and the Built Environment’
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