IAQM response to LAQM consultation

Posted on August 28th, 2013
IAQM response to LAQM consultation

The Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM) has written a reponse to Defra’s review of local air quality management (LAQM). The Environment Act 1995 and associated regulations established the local air quality management system, under which all local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland are required to regularly review and assess air quality in their areas against objectives for several pollutants of particular concern for human health. To read the…

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Air quality and planning – have your say

Posted on July 31st, 2013
Air quality and planning – have your say

The IES and IAQM are examining the role of local authorities in air quality and planning situations and is asking professionals working for local authorities in an air quality capacity to answer a short survey about air quality responsibilities with respect to planning. In the UK Local Authorities have a statutory duty for the management of local air quality (Part IV of the Environment Act 1995 – Part III of…

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Clearing the air

Posted on July 26th, 2013
Clearing the air

CIWEM’s air quality panel has put together this useful summary of air quality issues and gives an independent assessment on the level of policy importance for each pollutant. The report asserts that whilst some scientific challenges remain in understanding the impacts of air pollution, there is still considerable progress that can be made by addressing political barriers.

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Technical interfaces modelling forum Outcomes from the workshop 2013

Posted on July 16th, 2013
Technical interfaces modelling forum Outcomes from the workshop 2013

It has been felt for some time that conventional traffic models – as currently formulated – are not able to provide the accuracy and precise type of data that AQ models require and can undermine the air quality evidence base. With this in mind, the Transport and Air Quality Modelling Forum was organised for a practitioner-level discussion between Air Quality (AQ) and Transport Modellers (TM) to advance and seek to…

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Presentations from Vehicle Emissions Event

Posted on July 8th, 2013

Presentations from the IAQM event, Vehicle emissions – what’s new for air quality management?, held on 24th June in York are now available to download. Reading LEZ feasibility investigation – Graham Harker The Vehicle Emission Penalty of Traffic Congestion -James Tate Potential Impact of Road Transport Low Emission Strategies – Kevin Turpin PITHEM (Platform of Integrated Tranport, Health And Environmental Modelling) – Paul Goodman Using Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Data…

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