June 4, 2020 - 1:00 pm
COVID-19 lockdown implications for air quality
in Australia and New Zealand
Recording now available
CASANZ held a technical event on Thursday, 4 June 2020. Two experts in the field of air quality presented 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.
Recording: The meeting recording is now available to download. Purchase the event using the Join this event button and you will receive the link to download via email.
Cost: Free for members, $50 for non-members (note that students can join CASANZ for free)