CASANZ Celebrating 50 Years

1966 – 2016

Over the past 50 years, air quality management has come a long way. In the early years the focus of the Society was mainly on point source industrial processes in a local area. Public interest in air pollution was also high following number of killer smogs in major cities in Europe and the US. Most of the effects that were being dealt with were acute and legislation responded to this.

Since then we have continued to make an impact and as a profession we can be proud of the success and influence that we have had. In most urban environments in Australia and NZ, the contribution of industry to air emissions is now minor relative to the contributions from motor vehicles and domestic fires.

The international community has also successfully worked together on important agreements such as the Stockholm Convention, Montreal Protocol, Long Range Transport of Air Pollutants and the Minamata convention.

Now air quality management is more about dealing with a range of diffuse air pollution sources, some of which have global impacts.

I expect we will still be working on air quality management over the foreseeable future, but we will also be dealing with new issues we don’t yet know much about or hadn’t even thought of.

Janet Petersen, Society President

CASANZ Celebrating 50 Years

1966 – 2016

Over the past 50 years, air quality management has come a long way. In the early years the focus of the Society was mainly on point source industrial processes in a local area. Public interest in air pollution was also high following number of killer smogs in major cities in Europe and the US. Most of the effects that were being dealt with were acute and legislation responded to this.

Since then we have continued to make an impact and as a profession we can be proud of the success and influence that we have had. In most urban environments in Australia and NZ, the contribution of industry to air emissions is now minor relative to the contributions from motor vehicles and domestic fires.

The international community has also successfully worked together on important agreements such as the Stockholm Convention, Montreal Protocol, Long Range Transport of Air Pollutants and the Minamata convention.

Now air quality management is more about dealing with a range of diffuse air pollution sources, some of which have global impacts.

I expect we will still be working on air quality management over the foreseeable future, but we will also be dealing with new issues we don’t yet know much about or hadn’t even thought of.

Janet Petersen, Society President

Events

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NZ and TSIG Event: Transport Emissions Monitoring and Research Workshop: 26 July, 2017

The NZ Branch and TSIG invite you to attend a workshop on Transport Emissions Monitoring and Research. The workshop is being co-ordinated and hosted by New Zealand’s Transport and Environment Knowledge Hub-Emissions Group and CASANZ Transport Special Interest Group (TSIG).
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23rd International Clean Air and Environment Conference

The Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ) brings together people with an interest in environmental science and management with particular reference to air quality, climate change, and related issues.

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Consultant’s Directory

The CASANZ Consultant Directory includes comprehensive listings of professional environmental service providers, as well as experts in air quality and emissions management, in Australia and New Zealand. Find your ideal provider in a few short minutes.

Jobs Board

Our newly launched Jobs Board enables CASANZ members to search or advertise employment opportunities in the air quality and emissions management industry throughout Australia, New Zealand, and even overseas—it’s where experts find jobs.

Special Interest Groups

Designed to assist like-minded professionals share knowledge in specific areas of air quality and emissions management, CASANZ facilitates seven Special Interest Groups, including: Measurement, Transport, Indoor Air, Odour Modelling, Policy, and Aerosol.

Air Quality and Climate Change Journal

Providing up-to-date information on air quality and environmental issues, CASANZ’s Air Quality and Climate Change Journal also includes in-depth scientific, industry news and technical articles.