Mitigation of transport related air pollution

Facilitator: Dr Robin Smit – Transport SIG Chair

Time: 9 am – 11 am AEST

The Air Quality and Health SIG and Transport SIG have collaborated to present three AIR TALKS on the public health impacts of traffic related air pollution.    Each event will step you through emissions and their effects on human health; transport planning, international and local focus; and finally, mitigation.  The SIGs have prepared an impressive list of eight speakers with a local and international focus as well as speakers with expertise in different, but related subject areas.  Just what we need to understand the complex puzzle of transport and health.

The sessions will run consecutively on 17 June, 18 June and 19 June.

This AIR TALK features a presentation from Dr Alberto Ayala,
discoverer of the Volkswagen emission scandal

Air pollution mitigation from transport sources became a high-profile topic when the VW “dieselgate” scandal erupted in 2015.   Subscribe to this event to hear Dr Ayala’s experience with VW as well as his more recent reflections on policy and politics in the United States.  Joining Dr Ayala will be Joshua Miller, Manager of the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) Modeling Center.  Mr Miller will discuss the effectiveness of modern emission control.

No.Presentation TitleSpeaker
1The discoverer of the VW emissions scandal will talk about VW, emission mitigation, electric vehicles and policy/political implications of the current political situation in the USA.Alberto Ayala PhD M.S.E Executive Director, Air Pollution Control Officer, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, USA
2How effective is emission control in modern on-road Vehicles? An American perspective from the Manager of the International Council on Clean Transportation’s Modeling Centre.Joshua Miller Modeling Centre Manager, The International Council on Clean Transportation, USA

Dr. Alberto Ayala began his tenure in July 2017 as the new Executive Director and Air Pollution Control Officer of the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District. In this capacity and under the guidance of the Air District Board of Directors, Ayala leads a team of dedicated professionals charting a course towards clean air and a low-carbon future for the California capital region. Ayala came to the Air District after 17 years with the California Air Resources Board, serving most recently as Deputy Executive Officer. Prior to ARB, he was a member of the engineering faculty at West Virginia University, where he still holds an Adjunct Professor appointment, and a Design Engineer for Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical. Ayala has published extensively in refereed scientific journals and is a recognized speaker and lecturer on air pollution and combustion emissions. He holds B.S. (’91), M.S.E. (’93), and PhD. (’97) degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Davis.

Joshua Miller joined the International Council on Clean Transpsortation (ICCT) in 2012. He manages the ICCT’s Modeling Center, which concentrates the models, expertise, and datasets needed to create scenarios and cost-benefit assessments of adopted and potential government actions spanning all transport modes and regions. He also leads ICCT’s activities in the G20 Transport Task Group, which provides direct support to regulators in G20 economies to improve the energy efficiency and environmental performance of transport, with a focus on heavy-duty vehicles. Mr. Miller has served as a principal investigator for numerous emissions inventories, regulatory impact assessments, and cost-benefit studies covering a wide range of national and local jurisdictions and policies. He has worked with policymakers in Europe, North America, South America, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Mr. Miller holds an M.S. in Transportation Technology and Policy from the University of California, Davis and a B.A. in Economics from Vassar College, where he graduated with honors in 2010.


In consideration of the international Coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having economically, CASANZ has reduced the AIR TALKS 2020 original pricing by up to 30%, to support our members and the wider air quality and environment community.

AIR TALKS 2020 SPECIAL PRICINGStandard RegistrationCASANZ MemberCorporate MemberRetired/Student Member
Full Event (all 8 AIR TALKS)A$250A$175A$560A$85
Single Event (1 AIR TALK )A$75A$50A$160A$25

Corporate allows for up to 4 individuals.
No further discounts apply. All prices include GST. New Zealand Members can pay in NZ$.

Full event attracts 8 CAQP CPD points or 1 point per AIR TALK.



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