Workshops

All costs are NZD and include GST

Half Day Discounted*            $210
Half Day Workshop only        $240
Full Day Discounted*             $380
Full Day Workshop Only        $440
Transport SIG Breakfast         $50

* Discounted price is for delegates who have registered for the FULL conference otherwise full price applies.

SUNDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER

Download the program here.

Odour remains one of the most topical air quality concerns in both urban and regional areas. The Odour Special Interest Group (OSIG) is planning a one day workshop in Queenstown before the conference.

Presently we are seeking feedback from members for local topics relevant to the host area. However, a key part of the workshop is that OSIG plans to build on the recent one day workshop in Brisbane which discussed the development of a Field Odour Survey Guideline.

The aim of the guideline is to provide a document which enables people wishing to perform field odour observations to adopt a method which is not only practical, but meets their objectives.

Other potential topics suggested by members include the existing AS4323.4 (Area source sampling) standard and whether changes are required.

Please feel free to contact Geordie Galvin or Andrew Balch via email with your suggestions for workshop discussion topics.

Half day workshop in the afternoon.

Please see the draft program here.

Overview

Drones provides a unique tool for air quality investigation, allowing measurements and visualisation in three dimensions.  This workshop will be a forum for case studies and discussion in the field of drone led air quality applications.  Dr Brendan Halliburton, Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO, will provide the keynote presentation on his innovative work investigating methane and Coal Seam Gas Wells, nitrogen dioxide emissions from blasting and the challenges and opportunities for direct and indirect drone monitoring techniques.  Join us at The Rydges, Queenstown to hear about this new field which is expanding our understanding of the air environment.

Sunday, 15 September 2019, 2.30 pm to 5.30pm (includes afternoon tea)

Speakers

We welcome speaker contributions in the form of 15 minute or 30 minute presentations.  Presentations should focus on the application of drones for air quality investigation.  Case studies and topics which facilitate discussion will be highly regarded.  Speakers are eligible for a 10% discount on the workshop registration fee in recognition of your contribution to this event.

Please contact Jacinda Shen to register your interest in presenting at this workshop.

Workshop Program
The preliminary workshop program is available here.

Sponsorship
CASANZ is seeking an event sponsor to provide a drone demonstration immediately prior to the workshop.  We are looking for a fun and engaging demonstration to kick off the workshop proceedings.  Traditional sponsorship options are also available.  Please contact Jacinda Shen to discuss.

Fees and Discounts
The workshop is NZ$240 or NZ$210 for FULL delegates of the CASANZ19 conference.  Workshop speakers are eligible for a 10% discount off the applicable workshop registration fee.

Registration
Registration is via the CASANZ19 Conference Registration Page.

MONDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER

At own cost – registration required

More information available soon.

TUESDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER

The preliminary agenda for the Transport SIG Breakfast at CASANZ19 includes:

  • An update on TSIG activities this year (incl GPG) and emerging issues in the transport/AQ space
  • 3 minute hot-topics providing delegates with an opportunity to present for 3 minutes (3 slides)
  • Presentations and Panel to discuss the theme “Developments in transport emission regulations & land use/transport policy in Australia/New Zealand and implications for impact assessment”.
  • Work programme for next year?  Planned activities, What else do we want to achieve?

Panellists:
Janet Petersen NZTA,
Gerda Kuschel EIL,
Dr Iain Cowan, ERM.

Dr Paul Boulter& Jeff Bluett, TSIG committee

View the draft program here.

WEDNESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER

Overview
This workshop will feature conference keynote speaker Christine Rigby from the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.  The workshop will provide an in-depth examination of the air quality impacts of shipping and port operation, focusing on the technical aspects of emissions inventories, challenges associated with shared airsheds and incentives programs.

This workshop will be available in face to face and digital format.  We welcome presentations and participation by video link if attendance in person is not possible.

Date/Time
18 September 2019, 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm

The workshop includes afternoon tea.

Location
The Rydges Lakeland Resort, Queenstown, NZ

Keynote Speaker

Christine Rigby
Environmental Specialist – Air Emissions
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Christine Rigby has worked in the air quality and climate change field for 18 years, the last 14 of which have been spent leading air programs for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority in Vancouver, Canada.  At the port authority, Christine develops and implements emission reduction programs, leads special studies and undertakes environmental assessments.  In fulfilling this role, she emphasizes collaboration and flexibility using results-based approaches.  Prior to joining the port authority, Christine spent four years working for the British Columbia Ministry of Environment on air quality related issues in the northwest part of the province.  She holds a Master of Science degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of Guelph and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Brock University, both in Ontario, Canada.

Speakers
We welcome speaker contributions for 15 minute presentations.    Case studies and topics which facilitate discussion will be highly regarded.  Speakers are eligible for a 10% discount on the workshop registration fee in recognition of your contribution to this event.

Please contact Jacinda Shen to register your interest in presenting at this workshop.

Workshop Program
The preliminary workshop program is available here.

Sponsorship
CASANZ welcomes sponsorship for this event.  Options include:

  • Banners and marketing material
  • Inclusion of sponsor logo on workshop marketing, website and registration pages

Please contact Jacinda Shen to discuss.

Fees and Discounts
The workshop is NZ$240 or NZ$210 for FULL delegates of the CASANZ19 conference.  Workshop speakers are eligible for a 10% discount on the applicable workshop registration fee.

Registration
Registration is via the CASANZ19 Conference Page.

Ninety minutes from Queenstown, just outside the quaint village of Lauder, is one of the oldest and most important sites for upper air measurement in the world. Surrounded on each side by a mountain range, this clear, dry, semi-arid area provides the perfect location for atmospheric measurements.

It is one of the only sites in the southern hemisphere to provide a comprehensive range of long-term measurements. Lauder’s data is uploaded to several scientific networks, including:

  • GCOS Reference Upper Air Network (GRUAN)
  • Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN)
  • Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC)
  • Total Carbon Column Observing Network (TCCON)
  • World Ozone and Ultraviolet Radiation Data Centre (WOUDC)
  • Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW)

We will be treated to a tour of the facility by one of NIWA’s resident scientists or technicians, leading us through the instruments and research programmes currently running. The tour will take about an hour with plenty of extra time for questions.

Wednesday, 18 September – a half day

To express your interest in attending, this can be selected at the time of registering for the conference or by reply email to: conference@casanz.org.au.

Note: A small cost will apply to cover transport.

How do you control odour and other air discharges, from a wastewater treatment plant located in one of New Zealand’s most scenic locations?

The Queenstown wastewater treatment plan is located within the Shotover River delta, and has been forced to expand rapidly to meet the growing population demands in the area.

The challenges in this location include a highly sensitive residential population within 300 m of the site, as well as iconic tourist attractions, and challenging airflows.

This site visit will give you the opportunity to visit the Queenstown wastewater treatment plant to see how they have deal with those challenges.

Following this the tour will continue to one of the many award winning wineries located along the Gibbston valley.

This site tour is planned for Wednesday, 18 September, following the conference close.

To express your interest in attending, this can be selected at the time of registering for the conference or by reply email to: conference@casanz.org.au. Please include your preferred option.

Note: A small cost will apply to cover transp