[ASC-list] Free ANZAAS science talk, Melbourne, Wednesday 15th July, 6:30pm

David Vaux D.Vaux at latrobe.edu.au
Wed Jul 8 01:40:55 UTC 2009

ANZAAS Vic Science Talk, Free, all welcome (booking not needed)
Free pizza and drinks after the talk

At: Gene Technology Access Centre (GTAC), in the grounds of University High
School, 1H Royal Parade Parkville, off Story Street

Wednesday 15th July 2009, at 6:30 pm  **** note new time  ****

Professor David Boger

Laureate Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering,
Melbourne University

Winner of 2005 Prime Minister's Prize for Science

"Sustainability and the Resource Industries"
The minerals and energy industries are unsustainable by definition as the
basic resource is finite.  However, movement to more sustainable practices
can be achieved by improving waste management using current technology.  The
presentation reviews current practice in the management of waste tailings
using positive and negative examples from both the minerals and energy
industries.  Arguably these industries are the largest solid-liquid waste
producers in the world yet many (most) fail to embrace the available
technology, even to take the first step of improved dewatering and water
re-use to move to a more sustainable practice. Why?  Is regulation the
answer?  Probably not.  The presentation concludes that a greater rate of
positive change in the waste management practice will occur in the future,
motivated by a number of factors including the necessity to earn the right
to operate, water recovery, and perhaps, even by common sense accounting.

Use the Royal Melbourne Hospital tram stop in Royal Parade. Parking
available at RMH, University of Melbourne, and designated places in Park
Drive, Royal Parade & Story Street

***We are pleased to acknowledge the support by GTAC, CSL and La Trobe
University University for the ANZAAS Melbourne science talks series***

Further Info:
Peter Kemeny:  Tel: 0409 028 165
               email peter.kemenyATgmail.com



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