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IAQM AGM 2019: Air quality – Past, present and future

20 Nov, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The IAQM 2019 AGM will be followed by a discussion meeting looking at the past, present and future challenges within the air quality sector. 

Imagine a future. NO2 concentrations have fallen rapidly, by 2024 only a few exceedances will be present in London – problem solved?
History tells us that when one pollutant is well controlled, another pollutant rears its head. We know that over the next few years the focus will increasingly move from NO2 to PM2.5 and the need to meet the WHO guideline. However, maybe next year (or so) the WHO guidelines will change, and be reduced not increased. The emphasis of the health burden may change from mortality to the huge economic cost of dementia caused by air pollution.

Looking further into the future, will ultrafine particles be the key pollutant that keeps us busy? This discussion meeting aims to learn from the lessons of history and to look at some future air quality management issues.

Event schedule

14:00 Registration and refreshments
14:30 AGM
15:00 Discussion meeting – Air quality – Past, present and future
15:00 Introduction from the Chair Dr Christine McHugh, Keane & Gray Ltd
15:10 Dr Gary Fuller, King’s College London – Air quality – past and present
15:40 Dr Claire Holman, Brook Cottage Consultants – Future focus on PM2.5 
16:10 Professor Paul Monks, University of Leicester – Are ultrafine particles important?
16:40 Professor Mark Barrett – University College London – Will renewable electrification of energy solve air pollution? Not quite!
17:10 Discussion
17:30 Drinks reception
20:00 Event close

This event will be followed by a drinks reception at Arup offices from 17:30 which all attendees are invited to join.


The IES aim to provide events, conferences and workshops which are accessible to all. If you anticipate needing any type of assistance to fully participate in this workshop, please email Rhianna Jarvis or call +44 (0)20 3862 7484 to speak to somebody in person.


20 Nov, 2019
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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+44 (0)20 3862 7484


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London, W1T 4BQ United Kingdom
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