Agenda: Air Quality Forum
March 8, 2006 - Four Points Sheraton, Halifax, Nova Scotia
||Item / Topic
||Welcome and introductions
|Air quality basics
||What is air quality? What are the main air pollutants? How do you measure air quality? What is the Air Quality Index (AQI)?
||What is the quality of air in Nova Scotia? How does it compare to other provinces and countries?
|10:15 - 10:30 am Break
||How does air pollution travel? What is dispersion?
||What affects air quality (local, transboundary sources)?
||How and why do you model air quality?
|12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Lunch
||What are the human health effects of air pollution?
||What are the environmental effects of air pollution? Is the acid rain problem solved?
|Other air issues
||What is government doing about air quality (e.g. regulations and standards)?
- Nova Scotia
|2:30 - 2:45 pm Break
||How are climate change and air quality linked?
||What research is happening related to air quality?
||Concluding remarks and evaluation