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WAQF 2016 Seminar: Policy updates and developments in Air Quality Research
Published Date: 19/10/2016

The Annual Air Quality Seminar was held on Thursday 6th October 2016 at Caerphilly Council Chamber at Penallta House. The Morning Sessions theme was mostly related to Policies and Air Quality, with talks on State of Natural Resources Report (SoNaRR) and Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. The latter half of the day was more focused on some of the research that is taking place within air quality including, air quality research using telematics data, the use of satellite measurements and the potential for this to be used of air quality monitoring, a non-bias review of different types of small air sensors and sources of Nickel in Pontardawe. The programme for the event and each of the presentations are available from the links below:

» Programme (pdf)
» State of Natural Resources Report (SoNaRR) - An assessment of sustainable management of natural resources in Wales (pdf)
By Michael Evans, Natural Resources Wales
» Air quality and the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 (pdf)
By Martin McVay, Welsh Government
» Air quality research using telematics data (pdf)
By James Tate, University of Leeds
» Non-bias review of different types of small air sensors (pdf)
By Pete Edwards, University of York
» Sources of Nickel in Pontardawe (pdf)
By Anna Font, King's College London
» Catalytic paints to reduce NOX (pdf)
By David Carslaw, AQEG
» Traffic impact on ecology (pdf)
By Ricardo and Carmarthenshire – Nick Rand and Olly Matthews

WAQF 2015 Seminar: 20th Anniversary of the Welsh Air Quality Forum
Published Date: 28/10/2015

The 2015 Seminar of the Welsh Air Quality Forum was held on Thursday 8th October at The Media Resource Centre, Llandrindod Wells, with the theme of "20th Anniversary of the Welsh Air Quality Forum". More than 60 delegates attended to listen to a range of high-profile expert speakers and to debate the issues. The programme for the event and each of the presentations are available from the links below:

» Programme (pdf)
» Latest evidence on Health Impacts of Nitrogen Dioxide Pollution (pdf)
By Martin Williams, Kings College London
» The Public Health Burden of Air Pollution in Wales (pdf)
By Huw Brunt, Public Health Wales
» Statistical Analysis of the Neath Port Talbot Air Aware Study (pdf)
By Rowena Bailey, Swansea University
» Novel Analysis of Air Pollution Sources and Trends using Openair Tools (pdf)
By David Carslaw, Ricardo Energy & Environment
» Developing a Low Emissions Strategy (pdf)
By Guy Hitchcock, Ricardo Energy & Environment
» Assessing the AQ Impact of Housing Development (pdf)
By Penny Wilson, Air Quality Consultants
» LAQM Helpdesk Update and Action Planning (pdf)
By Antony Wiatr, Bureau Veritas
» SoNaRR Introduction (pdf)
By Jeremy Walters, Natural Resources Wales

WAQF 2014 Seminar: Air Quality Issues - What is next?
Published Date: 01/10/2014

The 2014 Seminar of the Welsh Air Quality Forum was held on Thursday 25th September at The Media Resource Centre, Llandrindod Wells, with the theme of "Air Quality Issues - What is next". More than 60 delegates attended to listen to a range of high-profile expert speakers and to debate the issues. The programme for the event and each of the presentations are available from the links below:

» Programme (pdf)
» Air Quality Policy 2014 (pdf)
By Roger Herbert, Welsh Government
» Managing the Public Health Risks from Environmental Incidents - Guidance for Wales (pdf)
By Kristian James, Natural Resources Wales
» Emergency Incident Management Framework (pdf)
By Mike Thomson, Natural Resources Wales
» Low Cost Sensor Networks for Air Quality Monitoring (pdf)
By Prof Rod Jones, University of Cambridge
» Air Quality and Health Impact of Waste to Energy and Biomass Combustion (pdf)
By Dr Mark Broomfield, Ricardo-AEA
» Air Quality Impacts of Domestic Wood Burning (pdf)
By Dr Gary Fuller, Kings College London
» Source apportionment of Particulate Matter (PM2.5) in the UK (including cooking emissions) (pdf)
By Prof Roy Harrison, Birmingham University
» AQ Impact of Fracking Activities (pdf)
By Andrew Kibble, Public Health England

WAQF 2013 Seminar: Traffic Management and Air Quality
Published Date: 31/10/2013

The 2013 Seminar of the Welsh Air Quality Forum was held on Thursday 10th October at The Media Resource Centre, Llandrindo Wells, with the theme of Traffic Management and Air Quality. More than 50 Forum Members attended to listen to the presentations and to debate the issues. The programme for the event and each of the presentations are available from the links below:

» Programme (pdf)
» Review of Effectiveness of LA Action Plans and Future Policy Options (pdf)
By Steve Moorcroft
» Welsh Government Policy Update and Grant News (pdf)
By Roger Herbert
» Transport and Enhanced Emissions Model (TEEM): The application of web based GIS emission inventories for LAQM (pdf)
By Dr Kevin Turpin
» Reading LEZ Feasibility Investigation (pdf)
By Graham Harker
» Using Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Data to Reveal Emission Trends from Road Traffic on the M4 (pdf)
By Dr Duncan Whyatt
» Analysis of results to-date from the Newport M4 Jn 25 Measurement Study (pdf)
By Robbie Mitchell & Dr Ross Hunter
» Carmarthenshire AQ Action Plan - How to consider all the options? (pdf)
By Alun Rees & Ollie Matthews

WAQF 2012 Seminar: Particle Measurements & Impacts of Air Pollution
Published Date: 05/10/2012

The 2012 Seminar of the Welsh Air Quality Forum was held on Thursday 27th September at the Council Chamber, Penallta House, Caerphilly CBC, with the theme of Particle Measurements & Impacts of Air Pollution. More than 50 Forum Members attended to listen to the presentations and to debate the issues. The programme for the event and each of the presentations are available from the links below:

» Programme (pdf)
» WG Policy Update & Grants News (pdf)
By Jon Williams
» Implications of the EC Directive NO2 Time Extension Notification outcome for Wales (pdf)
By Ross Hunter
» Scientific knowledge on particle pollution with a diameter of 2.5mm or less (PM2.5) (pdf)
By Dr Mathew Heal
» Ecological impacts of air pollution (pdf)
By Dr Gina Mills
» Carbotraf Black Carbon & Climate Change (pdf)
By Jim Mills
» Particle Size & Composition Monitoring (pdf)
By Dr Paul Quincey
» The AirAware Alert Service (pdf)
By Sarah Thomas & Huw Brunt
» Local Authority involvement in metal in particulate monitoring (pdf)
By Geoff Marquis
» Practical advice on AURN equivalent Particle Matter monitoring (pdf)
By Paul Willis

WAQF 2011 Seminar: Local Air Quality - What's Happening?
Published Date: 07/10/2011

The 2011 Seminar of the Welsh Air Quality Forum was held on Thursday 22nd September at the Council Chamber, County Hall, Cwmbran, with the theme of Local Air Quality - What's Happening? Over 50 Forum Members attended to listen to the presentations and to debate the issues. The programme for the event and each of the presentations are available from the links below:

» Programme (pdf)
» WG Policy Update & Evidence to Support the Air Quality Directive NO2 Ten (pdf)
By Lucy Thomas & Ross Hunter
» Real-life NOx and NO2 trends compared to emissions projections (pdf)
By Tim Murrells
» NO2 trends and AQMA progress in Cardiff (pdf)
By John Vesey
» LAQM - update from the new appraisal taem and recent best practice (pdf)
By Sofia Girnary
» How to use the LAQM Tools (pdf)
By Yvonne Brown
» Local Authority perspective of the Fforestfach Fire Incident (pdf)
By Tom Price
» The Impact of Long Range Transport of Air Pollutants (pdf)
By Paul Willis

WAQF 2010 Seminar: Air Quality Management Practical Advice
Published Date: 27/09/2010

The 2010 Seminar of the Welsh Air Quality Forum was held on Wednesday September 22nd at the Council Chamber, County Hall, Cwmbran, with the theme of Air Quality Management Practical Advice. Around 40 Forum Members attended to listen to the presentations and to debate the issues. The programme for the event and each of the presentations are available from the links below:

» Programme (pdf)
» WAG AQ Policy Update (pdf)
By Ross Hunter
» WAQDB and WAG Activites related to the Icelandic Volcanic Eruption (pdf)
By Paul Willis
» Use of the Welsh Air Quality Database in the UK response to the Ejafjallajokull Volcanic Ash Plume (pdf)
By Ross Hunter
» AURN Best Practice - site operation, calibration, servicing, health & safety (pdf)
By Dr Richard Maggs
» LAQM Update - outcome of recent reviews, new initiatives (pdf)
By Enda Hayes
» Use of EA Macros and Data Availability (pdf)
By Matt Shutt
» The EA Permitting Process (pdf)
By Nick Bettison
» PM2.5 Modelling Using the PCM Model (pdf)
By Paul Willis

WAQF 2009 Seminar: Air Quality links to Climate Change and Biomass Burning
Published Date: 12/10/2009

The 2009 Seminar of the Welsh Air Quality Forum was held on Wednesday September 23rd at the Council Chamber, County Hall, Cwmbran, with the themes Air Quality links to Climate Change and Biomass Burning. Around 50 Forum Members attended to listen to the presentations and to debate the issues. Initial feedback reported that it was particularly useful to hear the local authority experience with biomass boilers in the afternoon. The programme for the event and each of the presentations are available from the links below:

» Programme (pdf)
» Climate Change Strategy - Programme of Action Consultation (pdf)
By Matt Sayer, WAG
» The importance of linking air quality and climate change (pdf)
By Bill Collins, Met Office
» Consultation on a Bioenergy Action Plan for Wales (pdf)
By Alun James, WAG
» The Impact of Biomass Burning on Air Quality (pdf)
By Keith Vincent, AEA
» LA controls on biomass growth? (pdf)
By Huw Morgan, Swansea City Council
» Local Authority Perspective of Carbon Footprinting (pdf)
By Erica Mackie, Flintshire County Council
» The open-source air pollution project (pdf)
By David Carslaw - University of Leeds

WAQF 2008 Seminar: “Updated Local Authority Air Quality Guidance” & “Effective Action Planning”
Published Date: 02/10/2008

The 2008 Seminar of the Welsh Air Quality Forum was held on Wednesday September 17th at the Council Chamber, County Hall, Cwmbran, with the themes “Updated Local Authority Air Quality Guidance” & “Effective Action Planning”. Around 50 Forum Members attended to listen to the presentations and to debate the issues. Initial feedback reported that it was particularly useful to hear the individual local authority experience in the afternoon. The programme for the event and each of the presentations are available from the links below.

» Programme (pdf)
» New Technical Guidance for LAQM (pdf)
By Steve Moorcroft - Air Quality Consultants
» Web-based submission of USAs and Progress Reports (pdf)
By Paul Willis - AEA
» New Policy Guidance for LAQM in Wales (pdf)
By Rhodri Griffiths - WAG
» Effective Measures for Action Planning (pdf)
By Gwyn Jones - AEA
» Welsh Local Authority Experience with Action Planning - Swansea (pdf)
By Phil Govier
» Neath Port Talbot (pdf)
By Martin Hooper
» Monmouth (pdf)
By Paul White
» Newport (pdf)
By Andrew Williams
» Cardiff (pdf)
By John Vesey
» Rhondda (pdf)
By Neil Pilliner
» Caerphilly (pdf)
By Maria Godfrey

WAQF 2007 Seminar: Air Quality Policy Issues for Wales
Published Date: 05/11/2007

The 2007 Seminar of the Welsh Air Quality Forum was held on Thursday September 27th at the Council Chamber, Brecon, with the theme "Air Quality Policy Issues for Wales". Nearly 50 Forum Members attended to listen to the presentations and to debate the issues from both the point of view of policy formulation and policy delivery. The programme for the event and each of the presentations are available from the links below.

» Programme (pdf)
» The European process leading to the adoption of a Directive (pdf)
By Damian Phillips, WAG EU Office
» The Policy Roles and Responsibilities of the Welsh Assembly Government for Air Quality (pdf)
By Ross Hunter, WAG
» AQ Trends and Future Scenarios (pdf)
By John Stedman, AEA Energy & Environment
» Low Emission Strategies (pdf)
By Rob Pilling, CENEX
» Local Authority Experience with Local Air Quality Management (pdf)
By Dr Candido Choo Yin, Vale of Glamorgan
» Changes to the AQAP process in Wales (pdf)
By Gwyn Jones, AEA Energy & Environment

WAQF 2006 Seminar: Air Quality Impacts of Transport
Published Date: 24/10/2006

The 2006 Seminar of the Welsh Air Quality Forum was held on Thursday September 28th at the Council Chamber, County Hall, Cwmbran, with the theme "Air Quality Impacts of Transport". Over 50 Forum Members attended to listen to the presentations and to debate how to assess and tackle the issue of transport and air pollution. The programme for the event and each of the presentations are available from the links below.

» Programme (pdf)
» Wales Transport Strategy (pdf)
By Leanne Jones, Claire O'Brien, Halcrow
» Environment Strategy for Wales, Air Quality Policy (pdf)
By Harvard Prosser, Welsh Assembly Government
» Trends in Primary Nitrogen Dioxide in the UK (pdf)
By Ross Hunter, Welsh Assembly Government
» Vehicle emissions: Progress on cleaner technologies to meet Euro standards (pdf)
By John Norris, AEA Energy & Environment
» Low Emission Zones (pdf)
By Gwyn Jones, AEA Energy & Environment
» Welsh Regional Transport Plan (pdf)
By Sue Miles, Regional Transport Planner
» Rail Transport and other topical issues for AQ Review & Assessment (pdf)
By Clare Beattie, Air Quality Consultants

WAQF 2005 Seminar: Climate Change and Ecological Effects of Air Pollution
Published Date: 15/09/2005

The 2005 Seminar of the Welsh Air Quality Forum was held on Wednesday September 14th at Wrexham CBC Council Chamber, with the theme "Climate Change and Ecological Effects of Air Pollution". Almost 30 Forum Members attended to listen to the presentations and to debate how to tackle the impacts of air pollution in these key areas. The programme for the event and each of the presentations are available from the links below.

» Programme (pdf)
» CLIMATE CHANGE AND WALES (pdf)
By John Farrar
» Environment Agency´s Role in Climate Change (pdf)
By Isobel Moore, Policy Manager, EA Wales, EA
» Climate Change (pdf)
By Clive Walmsley / Simon Bareham
» Ecological effects of air pollution (pdf)
By Bridget Emmett,Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
» Air Pollution and Conservation Areas (pdf)
By Simon Bareham, Countryside Council for Wales
» NATIONAL AIR QUALITY STRATEGY NATIONAL AIR ALITY STRATEGY - REVIEW (pdf)

2004 Welsh Air Quality Forum Seminar
Published Date: 01/09/2004

The 2004 Seminar of the Welsh Air Quality Forum was held on Wednesday September 1st at Brecon Council Chambers, with the theme "Transport and Air Quality". Over 40 Forum Members attended to listen to the presentations and to debate how to tackle the impact of transport on air quality. The programme for the event and each of the presentations are available from the links below.

» Programme (pdf)
» Transport and the Second Round of Review and Assessment (pdf)
By Penny Wilson, Air Quality Consultants
» Managing the Welsh road network and air quality impacts (pdf)
By Robin Shaw, Director of Transport ,Welsh Assembly Government
» Air Quality from Transport Emissions in Newport (pdf)
By Kate Haigh, netcen
» Emission Factors and Emission Modelling (pdf)
By Tim Barlow, Environment Group, TRL
» Traffic Management Systems With Air Quality Monitoring Feedback (pdf)
By Phil Govier, City & County of Swansea
» Working Together - EHOs and Transport Planners (pdf)
By Pete Fryer - Bristol City Council

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