Understanding and Managing Air Quality: 12-13 July, 2018 - Surfers Paradise, QLD

This two day course introduces the fundamental aspects of air quality management, including the science behind the behaviour and effects of air pollution. The course covers the principles of air quality and air pollutants and describes how pollutants are assessed through modelling, monitoring and emission inventories. Air quality management is presented and discussed through group exercises and case studies. Early bird registration closes 11 June 2018.

July 12, 2018
2 full days


Mantra on View, 22 View Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD   View map


CASANZ is pleased to present this course in partnership with IWES at IWES Goldcoast 2018.

CASANZ members will receive an additional 5% discount on the applicable registration fees.

Event information is available at: IWES Goldcoast 2018


  • Air quality and air pollution definitions
  • Overview of the regulatory framework in Australia and New Zealand

Introduction to Common Air Pollutants

  • Identification of common air pollutants and their effects on humans and the environment
  • Australian and New Zealand health based standards

Hazardous Air Pollutants

  • Definitions and identification of hazardous air pollutants
  • Australian and New Zealand guidelines


  • Basic meteorology parameters and how these relate to air quality

Fate and Transport

  • Describes the factors influencing the outcome of emissions including dispersion, transformation and atmospheric removal processes

Atmospheric Pollution Modelling

  • Defines air quality models and how they are used
  • Model types, advantages and disadvantages
  • Model inputs and outputs
  • Applications

Odour, Dust and Amenity

  • Odour measurement and management
  • Dust measurement and management

Indoor Air Quality

  • Key pollutants and their sources
  • Management options

Global and trans-boundary air pollution issues

  • Climate change
  • Ozone depletion
  • Other trans-boundary air pollution issues

Air Pollution Monitoring

  • Monitoring objectives
  • Network design and siting
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Data, quality assurance and reporting
  • Monitoring methods

Estimating Emissions to Air

  • Techniques for estimating emissions
  • National Pollutant Inventory

Janet Peterson

Janet Petersen is the President of the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand. Janet is highly experienced in air quality management, including research and monitoring, policy and strategy development. She has lead air quality work for nearly twenty years in a range of organisations such as science, industry, consulting and local government.

Janet convened the National Air Quality Working Group (NAQWG) for four years and has participated in a range of national steering and technical groups for projects such the National Environmental Indicators Programme, the NAQWG Research Strategy, HAPINZ and transport emissions research.

  • Local Government or regulatory agency employees managing or working with air quality issues
  • Industry, Transport, Mining, Building, Road Construction industry professionals
  • Environmental managers, consultants, scientists and engineers requiring an introduction to air quality

On completion of the course participants will be able to understand:

  • The basics of air pollution including:
    • Sources of air pollution
    • Health and amenity impacts
    • What happens to air pollutants when they are released
  • How the impacts of air pollution are assessed:
    • Pollutants to be considered
    • Monitoring to be undertaken
    • What needs to be assessed?
    • What modelling needs to be undertaken and what does it mean?

Please register with IWES Goldcoast 2018 using the registration form.  CASANZ Members must mention their affiliation on the form to receive an additional 5% discount.

CASANZ Enquiries:

Jacinda Shen Training Manager

IWES Enquires:

Email or 1800 000 404.