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Air Quality Specialists Gather to Decide Future Priorities

Air Quality Specialists Gather to Determine Future Priorities

Advances in international environmental and air quality science and their real outcomes are to be evaluated at the 20th International Clean Air and Environment Conference. Future environmental priority areas at both a national and international level will also be determined.

Organised by the Clean Air Society Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ), the conference will be held between Sunday 31 July and Tuesday 2 August, 2011 at the SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre in New Zealand.

CASANZ is committed to the long-term improvement of the environment through the advancement of knowledge and practical experience of environmental and air quality management.

Themed 'Air Quality: a Healthy Balance,' the conference streams include: Air Quality Management, Indoor Air Quality, Health Issues, Greenhouse Gases, Energy and Strategic Policy. Over 250 delegates from 15 countries will share knowledge and address priority areas from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

According to the Society President, A/Prof Howard Bridgman, "the conference will formally evaluate advancements made in the field of environmental and air quality science in order to determine future priority areas at both a national and international level".

"The conference offers delegates a platform from which to address common problems across a broad range of environmental and scientific issues, discuss achievements and develop strategies to deal with future environmental problems."

Keynote speakers at the conference are:

* Professor Bert Brunekreef, Utrecht University, Netherlands

* Professor Judith Chow, Desert Research Institute, USA

* Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman, NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities

* Professor Alistair Woodward, University of Auckland, NZ

* Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister for the Environment, New Zealand

WHERE: SKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre, Auckland

WHEN: 31 July to 2 August, 2011

Abstracts of keynote presentations and papers are in the Conference Handbook at: www.casanz.org.au.


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