Air Pollution 2014
|Event Date/Time: Jul 07, 2014 / 9:00 am - (GMT +1:00 hours)||End Date/Time: Jul 09, 2014 / 1:00 pm - (GMT +1:00 hours)|
The 22nd International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution, builds upon the prestigious outcomes of the 21 preceding meetings beginning in Monterrey, Mexico in 1993.
These meetings have attracted outstanding contributions from leading researchers from around the world. Their papers are permanently stored in the WIT eLibrary as Transactions of the Wessex Institute (see). These collected conference papers provide an important record of the development of science and policy pertaining to air pollution.
Air pollution is one of the most challenging problems facing the international community; it is widespread and growing in importance, and has clear and known impacts on health and the environment. The human need for transport, manufactured goods and services results in impacts on the atmospheric environment from a local to global scale. The rate of development of the global economy brings new pressures and the willingness of governments to regulate air pollution is often balanced by concerns over the economic impact of such regulation. Science is the key to identifying the nature and scale of air pollution impacts and is essential in the formulation of policies for regulatory decision-making.
Continuous improvements to our knowledge of the fundamental science of air pollution and its application are necessary if we are to predict, assess and mitigate the air pollution implications to local, regional, national and international systems.
The goal of this conference is to bring together researchers who are active in the study of air contaminants and to exchange information through the presentation and discussion of papers dealing with the wide variety of topics listed. Case studies papers are encouraged as well as papers of a more theoretical nature, dealing with advanced mathematical and computational methods.
The conference recognises that science alone will not improve a polluted atmosphere. The scientific knowledge derived from well designed research needs to be allied with further technical and economic studies in order to ensure cost effective and efficient mitigation. The outcome of the conference research needs to be contextualised within well formulated communication strategies that help policy makers and citizens to understand and appreciate the risks and rewards arising from air pollution management. Consequently, the conference has attracted a wide range of high quality presentations that develop the fundamental science of air pollution and an equally impressive number of papers that place these new developments within the frame of mitigation and management of air pollution.