Upcoming WCRAQ Events

Working Party Meetings

Our upcoming 2021 Q3 Working Party Meetings feature guest speakers who will present on a specialised topic. To take part, please contact Sally Cumner.

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Air Health

Thursday 9 September 2021, 13:00

Chaired by Professor Sir Stephen Holgate, University of Southampton.

  • Rosie McEachan, Director, Born in Bradford: ‘Born in Bradford breathes: Air quality, health and evaluating the Bradford Clean Air Plan’
    • Hear novel findings from the Born in Bradford project on relationships between air quality and health.
    • Gain insight into how seldom heard groups feel about air quality and clean air zones, which will help understand barriers to implementing plans to improve air quality.  
    • Hear about plans to evaluate the health impacts of a city-wide Clean Air Zone being implemented in Bradford in 2022.  

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Air Monitoring

Friday 24 September 2021, 13:00

Chaired by Ralph Wilce, Owner Wijs-Air.

  • Douglas Booker, Co-founder & CEO at NAQTS: ‘Measuring air quality in indoor environments’
    • We spend more than 90% of our time indoors, so it represents a significant proportion of our air pollution exposure
    • The presentation will include insights from a nationwide project measuring indoor air quality in schools, both pre and post COVID
    • The groups focus on removing high emitting vehicles from the road is directly related to exposures received in vehicle cabins: Emissions from the tailpipe, brakes, and tyres quickly find their way into vehicle interior air quality

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Education

Tuesday 14 September 2021, 13:00

Chaired by Trewin Restorick, Founder, Hubbub.

  • Dan Pinnell, Arriva Digital

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Energy, Fuels & Vehicles

Friday 17 September 2021, 13:00

Chaired by Jason Airey, MD CMS SupaTrak.

  • Nick Molden, Founder & CEO, Emissions Analytics

  • Gavin Bailey, Head of Sustainable Future Transport, Eunomia: ‘Future-proofing the new age of mobility through measures to address tyre-emissions’
    • Tyre-emissions are becoming a dominant source of vehicle emissions in the context of clean propulsion technologies and are likely to increase with electric vehicle technologies. Raising awareness of these emissions and actions to address them is important since they concern stakeholders throughout the entire consumer vehicles value chain.
    • The impact and extent of these emissions are not fully understood but previous evidence has indicated that the impact of tyre emissions on human-, animal-, and ecosystem health is significant.
    • By proactively addressing them sooner rather than later it may be possible to avoid potentially significant damage to human-, animal-, and ecosystem- health.

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Planning

Tuesday 7 September 2021, 13:00

Chaired by Dr Louise Brooke-Smith OBE, Consilio Strategic Consultancy

  • Ruth Calderwood, Air Quality Manager, City of London Corporation: ‘Air Quality Management and the Planning System’
    • How the planning system is utilised by the City of London Corporation for air quality management
    • The benefits and limitations of using the planning system, and how it could be improved
    • How placemaking impacts on local air quality.

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Research

Monday 20 September 2021, 13:00

Chaired by Dr James Tate, Associate Professor ITS, University of Leeds

  • Shanon Lim, Imperial College London: ‘Recommendations to reduce diesel exhaust exposure for professional drivers’
    • This presentation will detail real-world measurements of professional drivers exposure to diesel exhaust in London.
    • Highlight which professional driving sectors are at most risk of elevated exposure to diesel exhaust.
    • Provide practical recommendations which can reduce exposures to these workers.

  • Ben Barratt, Imperial College London

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