Leapfrogging Opportunities for Air Quality Improvement (AWMAXian2010)

Venue: Grand Park Hotel, Xi\'an

Location: Xian, Shaanxi, China

Event Date/Time: May 10, 2010 End Date/Time: May 14, 2010
Registration Date: May 14, 2010
Early Registration Date: Mar 01, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 30, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Mar 31, 2010
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Description

China and other Asian countries need to balance rapid economic growth with environmental preservation. Asian air quality management strategies often follow the patterns set by Europe and North America, even though more effective methods have been proposed and demonstrated. Leapfrogging opportunities abound in the areas of multi-pollutant standard setting, emissions characterization, air quality monitoring, source and receptor modeling, quantifying and valuing adverse effects, emission reduction technologies, and implementation strategies.

Major changes are difficult to implement in a long-established regulatory climate due to a large investment in the current infrastructure and established regulatory culture. As environmental management investments are just being made in many Asian countries, it is possible that these nations can demonstrate more efficient and effective air quality management practices and set a future standard for countries with more established systems.

This conference brings together scientists, regulators, and industrialists with worldwide experience in different aspects of air quality assessment and management. These delegates will share their experiences and ideas in plenary addresses, platform sessions, and poster presentations, with an emphasis on how how their information might be used for leapfrogging ahead of standard practices. Posters will be keyed to platform sessions, with a brief summary presented at a corresponding session. Dedicated poster and vendor exhibition times will be provided for interaction with each presenter. Major topics will include: Methods for regional and urban emission inventories Ambient and source characterization techniques Air quality modeling applications Transboundary transport Clean transportation options Emission control technologies Air pollution and health effects Adverse effects on visibility, materials, and ecosystems Climate change and sustainable development Cost and benefit analyses for air quality management Science/policy linkages and community outreach Optimizing multipollutant regional and urban air quality management strategies and accountability for improvement

Major topics will include:
Methods for regional and urban emission inventories
Ambient and source characterization techniques
Air quality modeling applications
Transboundary transport
Clean transportation options
Emission control technologies
Air pollution and health effects
Adverse effects on visibility, materials, and ecosystems
Climate change and sustainable development
Cost and benefit analyses for air quality management
Science/policy linkages and community outreach
Optimizing multipollutant regional and urban air quality management strategies and accountability for improvement.

The following professional development courses will be conducted on May 10:
Ultrafine Particle Measurement and Data Analysis—Prof. Peter McMurry, University of Minnesota, USA
Recent Advances for Real-World Source Measurements of Emission Factors and Emission Profiles – Prof. Eric Fujita, Desert Research Institute, USA
Integrated and Semi-Continuous Monitoring of PM2.5 Mass and Constituents including Semi-Volatile Material—Prof. Delbert Eatough, Brigham Young University, USA
Database Management for Long-Term Visibility Networks – Dr. Bret Schichtel, U.S. National Park Service, USA
Quality Assurance for Air Quality and Environmental Monitoring Programs – Prof. Richard J. Tropp, Desert Research Institute, USA
Exposure Assessment and Risk Management - David P. Harlos, Advantek Consulting, Inc., USA

A special study tour on May 14 will examine preservation measures being taken to protect the famous Terra Cotta Warriors and other ancient artifacts from air pollution damage.

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Additional Information

Registration includes attendance, abstract book, lunches, receptions, and banquet. Before,after March 1, 2010 fegistration: Full non-Chinese A&WMA Member U.S.$475,U.S.$575 Full non-Chinese A&WMA non-Member U.S.$600,U.S.$700 Student Member U.S.$250,U.S.$350 Student Non-Member U.S.$350,U.S.$450 Full Chinese A&WMA Member or non-Member ¥2000RMB,¥3000RMB