The Urgency of Controlling Light Pollution by Landon Bannister

Light pollution is defined as the inappropriate or excessive use of artificial light at night, and it is the fastest growing pollutant on the...

Australia ratifies the global Minamata Convention on Mercury

On 7 December 2021, Australia joined with 130 other countries by ratifying the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Mercury is regarded as one of the...

The technology keeping track of assets to avoid loss and streamline fleets

Asset tracking has evolved rapidly in the past decade, in line with developing technologies that have underpinned the process. The use of GPS, radio-frequency identification...

How to develop a winning procurement strategy for new technologies

When it comes to assessing new technologies, traditional procurement methods are quickly becoming obsolete. Here we look at ways of procuring innovation through a...

Virtual Fibre: A Game Changer in Connectivity

CCTV, public WiFi, mobile telephony and a wide variety of smart city infrastructure are all data hungry and getting hungrier. A key challenge for...

Introduction to Automated Vehicles

IPWEA Australasia President Rita Excell was recently invited to present in an American Public Works Association webinar on Automated Vehicles. Excell, who is also...

Minamata Convention: Big implications for local councils

We now have a better understanding of the risks associated with mercury – a heavy metal used extensively during the 20th century that can still...

Maximising value: how to track assets effectively

With the increasing advent of sophisticated asset-tracking software, fleet management has a key new tool in keeping tabs on an organisation’s vehicles and other...

Smart Street Lighting Controls: An Interview with Kaushal Kapadia, CEO of Schréder Australia

More than 20 million smart street lighting controls have been deployed around the globe making this easily one of the most widely adopted and...

Opportunities and challenges for councils in the 5G roll-out

After a relatively slow start, the roll-out of 5G in Australia is gaining pace, with several major telecommunication companies competing to set up national...

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