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Forum: Air Quality

Nova Scotia Environment and Labour was pleased to host a Science Forum on outdoor air quality on March 8, 2006.

Some of the topics addressed at the one-day forum included:

  • what are the main air pollutants
  • what are the sources of air pollutants
  • how are air pollutants transported
  • what are the human health effects of air pollution
  • what are the environmental effects of air pollution
  • how are climate change and air quality linked
  • what research is happening locally related to air quality
  • what is being done to improve air quality

Read the Government news release.

Summary of the Forum

The forum was attended by members of the public and representatives from non-government organizations, industry, the academic community, and government (provincial, municipal, and federal). There were approximately 90 attendees plus 12 presenters.

Agenda

See the agenda

Presentations

Title Speaker
Ambient air quality basics (PDF: 3.3mb) Johnny McPherson
Ambient air quality in Nova Scotia (PDF: 385k) Fran Di Cesare
Living in the tailpipe (PDF: 5.3mb) David Waugh
What affects air quality - transboundary (PDF: 633k) Martin Gauthier
What affects air quality - local (PDF: 2.8mb) Johnny McPherson
Why and how do we model air quality (PDF: 2.3mb) Martin Gauthier
What are the human health effects of air pollution (PDF: 1.6mb) Judy Guernsey
What are the environmental effects of air pollution (PDF: 2.6mb) Lisa Phinney
How are climate change and air quality linked? (PDF: 908k) Barb MacKinnon
What is government doing about air quality?
Provincial perspective (PDF: 474k) Andrew Murphy
Federal perspective (PDF: 28k) Tracey Inkpen
Municipal perspective (HRM) (PDF: 9k) Stephen King
What research is happening in Nova Scotia related to air quality?
Lichens as indicators of air quality in Nova Scotia (PDF: 785k) Robert Cameron
Lidar aerosol measurements at Dalhousie University (PDF: 2mb) Tom Duck
Air quality model applications for Atlantic Canada (PDF: 1.1mb) Colleen Farrell

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