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Agenda: Air Quality Forum

March 8, 2006 - Four Points Sheraton, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Time Item / Topic
8:15 am Registration
8:45 am Welcome and introductions
Air quality basics
9:00 am What is air quality? What are the main air pollutants? How do you measure air quality? What is the Air Quality Index (AQI)?
9:45 am What is the quality of air in Nova Scotia? How does it compare to other provinces and countries?
10:15 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am How does air pollution travel? What is dispersion?
11:00 am What affects air quality (local, transboundary sources)?
11:30 am How and why do you model air quality?
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 pm What are the human health effects of air pollution?
1:15 pm What are the environmental effects of air pollution? Is the acid rain problem solved?
Other air issues
1:45 pm What is government doing about air quality (e.g. regulations and standards)?
  • Nova Scotia
  • Federal
  • discussion
2:30 - 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm How are climate change and air quality linked?
3:15 pm What research is happening related to air quality?
4:00 pm Concluding remarks and evaluation