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  • Ranjeet Sokhi (Editor)
  • P. R. Tiwari (Editor)
  • María José Gállego (Editor)
  • Joan Marc Craviotto Arnau (Editor)
  • Cristina Castells Guiu (Editor)
  • Vikas Singh (Editor)
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Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Hertfordshire
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2018

Abstract

The 11th International Conference on Air Quality - Science and Application is being held in the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, Spain. Our local hosts are MANNERS and Ajuntament De Barcelona. The meeting is a continuation of the series that began at the University of Hertfordshire, UK in July 1996. Subsequent meetings have been held at the Technical University of Madrid (1999), Loutraki, Greece (2001), Charles University, Prague (2003), Valencia, Spain (2005), Cyprus (2007), Istanbul, Turkey (2009) Athens, Greece (2012), Garmisch-Partenkirchen (2014) and Milan (2016).
Over the years controls to limit air pollution have increased but the problem of poor air quality persists in all cities of the world. Consequently, the issue of the quality of air that we breathe remains at the forefront of societal concerns and continues to demand the attention of scientists and policy makers to reduce health impacts and to achieve sustainable development. Although urbanisation is growing in terms of population, transport, energy consumption and utilities, scientific research is showing that impact from air pollution in cities is not restricted to local scales but depends on contributions from regional and global scales including interactions with climate change. Despite improvements in technology, citizens and users demand robust management and assessment tools to formulate effective control policies and strategies for reducing the health impact of air pollution.
The topics of papers presented at the conference reflect the diversity of scales, processes and interactions affecting air pollution and its impact on health and the environment. As usual, the conference is stimulating cross-fertilisation of ideas and cooperation between the different air pollution science and user communities. In particular, there is greater involvement of city, regional and global air pollution, climate change, users and health communities at the meeting.
This international conference brings together scientists, users and policy makers from across the globe to discuss the latest scientific advances in our understanding of air pollution and its impacts on our health and environment. In addition to the scientific advances, the conference will also seek to highlight applications and developments in management strategies and assessment tools for policy and decision makers. This proceeding presents a collection of abstracts presented at the Conferences spanning a range of science themes including:

Air pollution sources and emissions and source apportionment
Air quality management for policy support
Air quality measurements and process studies
Air quality forecasting
Air quality in global cities
Atmospheric-climate interactions and impacts
Air quality sensors
Characterisation and monitoring of air pollutants
Development, application and evaluation of air quality related models
Dust and its impacts on air quality and health
Health integrated assessment for air quality policy support
Health impacts from air pollution exposure
Indoor air quality
Local air quality and impacts studies
Meteorological processes and interactions
Remote sensing and satellite observations

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