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IAQM reponds to Defra’s 2017 Air Quality Plans

The Government's revised Air Quality Plan was released on the 5th May, after a High Court judge ruled that publication could not be delayed until after the General Election purdah period. The Government was required to prepare these revised plans, after ClientEarth won their second High Court case in November 2016 arguing that previous plans were ...

IAQM reaches membership milestone

We are very pleased to announce that in June the IAQM’s membership reached 400 members. When the organisation was founded in 2002, we estimated that there were 400 individuals working in the whole air quality profession in the UK.  Over the past fifteen years the profession has expanded, and there is no doubt that the Institute ...

Entries for the Ian McCrae Award are now open!

Dr Ian McCrae was a very well respected and widely liked air quality practitioner who worked for TRL. He made significant contributions to the understanding of emissions from transport and links with air quality. Tragically he died suddenly in February 2010 aged 46. The annual Ian McCrae award is presented to an IAQM Associate Member or ...

IAQM disappointed by delay to Government’s Air Quality Plan

The Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM) is disappointed that the Government has not met the High Court’s deadline to publish the consultation draft of its 2017 Air Quality Plan. In November, after a case was brought by the environmental law charity ClientEarth, the High Court ruled that the Government’s 2015 Air Quality Plan did not ...

Time for a new Clean Air Act? environmental SCIENTIST Air Quality special

The IAQM are pleased to announce the publication a special edition of the environmental SCIENTIST journal, focusing on air quality. Though experts have been aware of the issue for many years, it is only in recent years that the majority of the media and public have become aware of the severity of the air quality crisis ...

Chair’s Column, April 2017

If you are fairly new to air quality, and by that, I mean with less than four or five years’ experience, this column is for you. We have started an Early Careers Group to help our Associates and less experienced Members develop their skills, and to meet others in the same position. The idea is that ...