John Burgess

Conference paper

Beach Erosion and Nourishment in Gold Coast: Perceptions, Policies and Prospects

The papers presented at the 2015 State of Australian Cities National Conference (SOAC 7) were organised into seven broad themes but all shared, to varying degrees, a common focus on the ways in which high quality academic research can be used in the development and...

Wastewater – an untapped resource?

These pressures require the water industry to develop innovative and more efficient processes to optimise resource recovery from wastewater, according to a new report by the Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE). The report notes that Australian wastewater contains nutrients, carbon, energy and other inorganic...

Throwing the switch: an update on the state of the global transition to digital TV broadcasting

This report finds that the transition to digital broadcasting, which has the power to bring new views and voices to the television airwaves, has yet to deliver those benefits in many developing countries. Introduction A technology transition that has the power to bring new views...

Media literacy 2.0: a sampling of programs around the world

This paper offers a snapshot of the current state of media literacy programs. Introduction In 2009 and 2010, people coming and going in a collection of public places in Ukraine saw an unusual set of electronic billboards. “The person who uncovers that which was hidden–that’s...

Energy technology for climate change: accelerating the technology response

The key finding of this report by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) is that a commitment is needed by government and industry to invest around $6 billion by 2020 on RD&D on new power generation technologies. Increased deployment expenditure is required...