VIC/ACT Branch | Biomass Smoke SIG | 28 April, 2021

The VIC/TAS Branch of CASANZ, in association with the Biomass Burning SIG, are hosting a virtual workshop focused on: Cold Climate Smoke.
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VIC/TAS BRANCH VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
in association with
BIOMASS BURNING SIG

Wednesday 28 April, 2021

The VIC/TAS Branch of CASANZ, in association with the Biomass Burning SIG, are hosting a virtual workshop focused on:

Cold Climate Smoke

Presenters from Tasmania, New Zealand and Victoria (the colder bits of it anyway!) will come together to discuss aspects of woodsmoke in cold climates. The focus will be on smoke from residential heating sources, but other sources will also be discussed. It will be an opportunity to see new results and also to hear some overview talks on the current state of play, and to discuss approaches for the future.

One of the aims of the workshop is to bring together people working on smoke issues to see the common themes facing us, and also to outline the management processes of individual jurisdictions. We believe much of the workshop will be of interest to anyone with responsibilities in this area, as a forum for information exchange, discussion and networking with other workers across Australia and New Zealand.

Draft Agenda

Session 1: Tasmania | 4 x 15 min presentations. (Presentations are 12 min + 3 min for a directed question following each Presentation.)

  • Annual health costs of smoke in Tasmania – Nicholas Borchers-Arriagada (UTAS)
  • Some new insights into smoke levels in Tasmania – John Innis (EPA Tas)
  • DoH air quality categories and an analysis of ambulance call-out data in smoke events – Fay Johnston (UTAS and DoH)
  • Some findings from the EPA Tasmania woodheater-use survey – Ellis Cox (EPA Tas)
  • Discussion time for session issues
  • Break

Session 2: New Zealand | 4 x 15 min presentations. (Presentations are 12 min + 3 min for a directed question following each Presentation.)

  • Environment Southland air quality and air plans – Owen West (Environment Southland)
  • Woodburner and air quality programs in Nelson – Richard Popenhagen (Nelson Regional Council)
  • Hawkes Bay winter air quality and orchard burning – Kathleen Kosyniak (Hawkes Bay Regional Council)
  • The development Ultra-Low-Emission Burners (ULEBs) – Emily Wilton (Environet Ltd)
  • Discussion time for session issues.
  • Break

Session 3: Victoria | 4 x 15 min presentations. (Presentations are 12 min + 3 min for a directed question following each Presentation.)

  • Community-led action for smoke, a pilot program – Paul Torre (EPA Victoria)
  • Wood smoke in the Greater Melbourne area – Rosemary Fedele (EPA Victoria)
  • Smoke forecasting for Victoria and Tasmania – Jason Choi (EPA Victoria)
  • Smoke warning system for smoke tainted wine grapes – Ian Porter (Latrobe University)
  • Discussion time for session issues.
  • Overall workshop discussions, thoughts for the future, possible actions, further workshop?

 

DATE:
Wednesday, 28 April, 2021
TIME:
9.00 am – 1.45 pm AEST
VENUE:
Online Via Zoom Meeting
COST:

 

Member:  Free
Non Member:  $50
RSVP:
Monday, 26 April, 2021
ENQUIRIES:

 

 

John Innis
Biomass Smoke SIG Co-Chair
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Craig McVie
VIC/TAS Branch President
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