COVID-19 lockdown implications for air quality in Australia and New Zealand

COVID-19 lockdown implications for air quality in Australia and New Zealand Recoding now available CASANZ held a technical event on Thursday, 4 June 2020.  Two experts in the field of air quality will presented their work.    
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June 4, 2020 - 1:00 pm

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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)