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March 2021

Webinar: Air quality management in the UK: what’s the hold up?

24 Mar, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Millions of people in the UK live in areas where levels of pollution are very high and could be damaging their health. In 2019, NO2 legal limits were breached in 75% of air quality reporting zones (33 out of 43). Likewise, in 2018, 115 out of 317 local authorities (36%) had unsafe levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5). After more than 20 years of the review and assessment process by local authorities across the UK, >650 Air Quality Management Areas…

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April 2021

IAQM Webinar: The role of Local Authorities in managing air pollution

27 Apr, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

In this webinar, Davide Pascarella considers the implications of the Environment Bill on local governments' regulatory framework around Smoke Control Areas. Davide will explore and highlight the impact of policy decisions and the real-world delivery of initiatives to tackle the contribution to air pollution from wood-burning appliances. Studies indicate residential wood-burning stoves result in PM2.5 emissions which make a surprisingly large contribution to total air pollution and related health costs. With the announcement of new rules surrounding wood-burning appliances that…

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May 2021

IAQM Webinar: How multivariate cost benefit analysis can drive effective air quality management

20 May, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Dhaka is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh. It is one of the largest and most densely populated cities in the world, with a population of 20.2 million people in the Greater Dhaka Area. It is the largest city in Eastern South Asia having frequently topped the index of the world’s cities with the worst air quality conditions. The well-known effects of air pollution on human health, together with its significant economical impacts and role in worsening inequality, calls…

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June 2021

IAQM Webinar: Can a Low-Cost Air Quality Monitor Offer Near-Reference level Data?

08 Jun, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Most countries around the world rely on government reference stations to monitor background air quality. Whilst very accurate, they are also very expensive and are normally fixed in position.In recent years, as more has become known about air quality, we have learnt that not only does it vary from street to street, but also between locations on the same street. This highlights one of the inadequacies of reference systems; they cannot offer fine-grained granularity of measurement across a city. This…

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IAQM ECN: Digital tools to support air quality professionals

15 Jun, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The IAQM Early Careers Network (ECN) provides a forum for Early Career Professionals to learn, practice skills and network in a friendly, supportive and accessible environment. Join us for our meet-up on 15th June where we will be discussing the future of Digital Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and the emerging use of analytical data software tools across the sector. Can such tools enable better decision making?EIA is sometimes criticised as being time-consuming and focused on process rather than outcomes. As…

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