An Introduction to Tools Used in Air Quality Assessment
In March 2011, the British Columbia Lung Association held its 8th Annual Air Quality & Health Workshop in Vancouver. As a pre-meeting event, the NCCEH, in combination with the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and the BC Lung Association, organized an air quality training workshop.
The objective of this training workshop was to increase the understanding and accessibility of specific air quality assessment tools for researchers, public health practitioners, and policy-makers to increase support for research, public health responses, and policy decisions concerning local air quality.
Specific assessment tools include:
- emissions inventories;
- dispersion modeling;
- source apportionment;
- mobile monitoring;
- land use regression.
Health impact assessment (HIA) was also discussed as a direct application of information provided by air quality assessment tools.
A guide based on this workshop has been developed: Air Quality Assessment Tools.
The Air Quality & Health Workshop Program Book, including the pre-event meeting, is available.
- Health Impacts of Local Air Quality
Michael Brauer, University of British Columbia
- Air Quality Management in BC
Glen Okrainetz, BC Ministry of Environment
- BC’s Monitoring Network
Natalie Suzuki and Ted Weick, BC Ministry of Environment
- Source Apportionment
Mark Graham, BC Ministry of Environment
- Emissions Inventories
Warren McCormick, BC Ministry of Environment
- Dispersion Modelling
Peter Jackson, University of Northern British Columbia
- Mobile Monitoring
Eleanor Setton, CAREX Canada and University of Victoria
- Land Use Regression
Sarah Henderson, BCCDC
- Health Impact Assessment
Christine Bender, Vancouver Island Health Authority
|Event Date||Mar 09, 2011|