COVID-19 lockdown implications for air quality
in Australia and New Zealand
Thursday, 4 June, 2020
CASANZ will hold a technical event on Thursday, 4 June 2020. Two experts in the field of air quality will present their work on the following:
- Professor Sotiris Vardoulakis, Professor of Global Environmental Health at the College of Health and Medicine, the Australian National University:
COVID-10 lockdown implications for air quality, climate change and public health.
Professor Sotiris’ talk will cover the following:
> Impact of lockdowns on air quality and greenhouse gas emissions.
> Is exposure to air pollutions making us more susceptible to COVID-19?
> What might be the long-term effects on air quality and health?
- Dr Ian Longley, Principal Air Quality Scientist at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), New Zealand:
How has lockdown impacted emissions, air quality, exposure, health and attitudes in New Zealand?
Dr Longley’s talk will cover the following:
> Impact on roadside NOx and NO2 and correlation with traffic volumes.
> Impact on PM2.5 and PM10.
> Is there evidence of additional wood-smoke emissions?
> First estimates of impacts on human exposure.
> What health gains might we expect?
> What does it all mean? How the media and public responded.
This is a free event for CASANZ members.
For those who attend the live event, time will be made available after each presentation for open-mic Q&A.
|DATE:||Thursday, 4 June, 2020|
|TIME:||1.00pm – 2.00pm AEST
3.00pm – 4.00pm NZST
|COST:||Free for members
$50 for non-members (note that students can join CASANZ for free)
|ONLINE:||Via Zoom Meeting|
|RSVP:||Monday, 1 June, 2020|
CASANZ General Manager