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Routes to Clean Air 2021

12 Oct, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

12th October 2021 
Hotel Mercure Bristol Holland House, Bristol UK

The Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM) presents Routes to Clean Air 2021, its annual conference on topics relevant to air quality practitioners and associated professionals. This year’s conference will include speakers on indoor air quality, new ecological and human health assessment levels, and progress with the introduction of Clean Air Zones.

This year’s conference will be a one-day conference with a networking dinner the evening before. Both in-person and online attendance options are available.

Delegates will gain valuable CPD, have the opportunity to network with fellow air quality professionals, and interact with leading organisations in the air quality sector.

Who should attend?
Air quality consultants | Local authority officers | Academics & researchers | PhD students | NGO & professional body staff | Public health professionals | Ecologists


Ian McCrae award

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 their links with air quality. In his honour, the IAQM will present the Ian McCrae Award to an IAQM Associate or Member in the early stages of their career (approximately the first ten years) for the best essay submission to the question below.

The winner will be presented with a trophy at this year’s Routes to Clean Air conference on 12th October and will be featured on a dedicated IAQM and IES news story.

How to Enter
Submit an essay (maximum 650 words) on the following topic:

With COP26 fast approaching, a growing number of commercial organisations have committed to a long-term net zero target for GHG emissions. Achieving this target could be commensurate with reducing emissions of air pollutants and improving air quality. What inventive air quality strategies/plans could commercial organisations implement that would simultaneously improve air quality and contribute to net zero goals?

Judges will be looking for well written and argued submissions; there is no right or wrong answer. The winner will ideally be available to attend Routes to Clean Air on the 12th October.

Are you are an IAQM Associate or Full member in the first 10 years of your career? Then enter for your chance to win this prestigious title and a ticket to this year’s Routes to Clean Air.

Submit your entry via email to Ethny Childs by 10am on Friday 1st October.

Conference dinner

We will be holding an optional conference dinner the night before the conference, which you can select when registering. 

Early Bird Prices


Local Authority

Student or Graduate*


* Graduate and student rates are available to those who graduated after 1st January 2020 and are not currently in full-time employment. Certification will be requested to confirm your booking. There are no Super Early Bird or Early Bird prices for local authority and student/graduate.

Tickets for virtual delegates are open until October 11th, 13:00PM.

Sales end in:

2021/10/07 17:00:00

Our sponsors

Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants (CERC) is a leading provider of air quality services.

CERC’s Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling System (ADMS) models are used worldwide: ADMS 5 for the assessment of industrial emissions; ADMS-Roads for road traffic emissions (in small towns or rural road networks); and ADMS-Urban is a high-resolution air quality (AQ) management system for complex combinations of emissions, such as those in urban areas. ADMS-Urban is ideal for modelling planning and policy scenarios, for example for the development of Clean Air Zones, Low Emissions Zones and Low Traffic Neighbourhoods. ADMS-Airport is used to model the impacts of emissions at airports and has been used extensively at major UK airports.Other CERC software includes: EMIT, the emissions inventory database tool; FLOWSTAR-Energy for wind energy assessments and forecasting; and GASTAR for modelling the dispersion of dense gases. CERC provides a number of scheduled and customised training courses for the ADMS models to suit modellers with varying levels of experience, as well as a comprehensive software support package.

CERC’s experienced consultants provide a range of services, including: AQ modelling for permitting, planning and policy scenarios; emissions inventory compilation for both toxic pollutants and greenhouse gases; and modelling hazardous releases, for example for COMAH assessments. CERC also provides AQ forecasting and alert services for local authorities, including airTEXT in the UK ( and Riga airTEXT in Latvia ( These services use ADMS-Urban in combination with the EU CAMS regional modelling system. For more details of CERC’s services or to download demonstration software, visit

Exhibiting this year

Exhibit with us

Routes to Clean Air attracts consultants, air quality practitioners, leading manufacturers, local authorities officers and regulators, academics and researchers providing an excellent opportunity for organisations to interact with their target audience of experts and buyers. This conference is a platform for expert practitioners to share knowledge, therefore there are a limited number of spaces for exhibitors.

Benefits of exhibiting:

  • Listing on the event page on both the IAQM and Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) websites.
  • Promotion on the IAQM and IES Websites, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts
  • Inclusion in both digital and printed versions of the delegate pack
  • Free attendance for the full conference and conference dinner


Download our Exhibitor and Sponsorship Pack and book your space today.


We 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 event, please email Katherine Karr at or call +44 (0)20 3862 7484 to discuss this further.


12 Oct, 2021
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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+44 (0)20 3862 7484


Mercure, Bristol
Redcliff Hill, Redcliff
Bristol, BS1 6SQ United Kingdom
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0117 968 9900

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