Working Party Meetings

Our upcoming 2021 Q1 Working Party Meetings feature guest speakers who will present on a specialised topic. To take part, please, contact Sally Cumner.

Air Health

Wednesday, 24 March, 2021, 10:00

Chaired by Professor Sir Stephen Holgate, University of Southampton, with guest speaker Professor Phillip Evans, GP & Primary Care, Exeter University

Agenda

  • Welcome and introduction of Chair and Guest Speaker (including meeting protocol) – Sally Cumner, Sales and Marketing Director, CMS SupaTrak (founding member)
  • Project Update: Funding Opportunities – Sally Cumner
  • Welcome from the Chair of WCRAQ – Barry Sheerman MP for Huddersfield
  • Chairperson to introduce guest speaker – Professor Sir Stephen Holgate
  • Engaging with Health Care Professionals – Professor Phillip Evans (Guest Speaker)
  • Explore the impact of air quality on health care professionals, especially those in primary care/general practice.
  • Identify the key challenges around engaging with health professionals about air quality issues
  • Identify potential actions and resources that will be needed to address these challenges
  • Questions and answers – Professor Sir Stephen Holgate.

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Air Monitoring

Thursday, 18 February, 2021, 13:00

Chaired by Ralph Wilce, Owner Wijs-Air, with guest speaker Louis Zuidgeest, Policy Officer at the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, The Netherlands

Agenda

  • Welcome and introduction of Chair and Guest Speaker (including meeting protocol) – Sally Cumner, Sales and Marketing Director, CMS SupaTrak (founding member)
  • Project Update: Funding Opportunities – Sally Cumner
  • Welcome from the Chair of WCRAQ – Barry Sheerman MP for Huddersfield
  • Chairperson to introduce guest speaker – Ralph Wilce
  • MOT Change in the Netherlands – Louis Zuidgeest (Guest Speaker)
    • Learn how in July 2022, a new test will be introduced, as part of the Dutch MOT, for checking the particulate filters of diesel cars with a particle counter.
    • The Netherlands is the first country to introduce this new Periodical Technical Inspection (APK) test, that has been developed in recent years within the international N-PTI working group initiated by the Swiss organisation VERT.
    • The new particle test is very effective for checking the operation of particulate filters. It is estimated that in approximately 10% of diesel cars the particulate filter is defective or removed.
  • Questions and answers – Ralph Wilce

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Education

Thursday, 25 February, 2021, 13:00

Chaired by Trewin Restorick, Founder, Hubbub, with guest speaker Sarah Stirk, Freelance Photographer

Agenda

  • Welcome and introduction of Chair and Guest Speaker (including meeting protocol) – Sally Cumner, Sales and Marketing Director, CMS SupaTrak (founding member)
  • Project Update: Funding Opportunities – Sally Cumner
  • Welcome from the Chair of WCRAQ – Barry Sheerman MP for Huddersfield
  • Chairperson to introduce guest speaker – Trewin Restorick
  • Project – Airborne – Sarah Stirk, Multimedia Artist, Investigator and Award-winning Photographer (Guest Speaker)
  • Find out how an audio-visual art project, called Airborne, exposes the impact of air pollution on children’s health in London. 
  • See how the project includes microscopic images of black carbon in children’s spit, infrared photographs of children revealing veins, and data maps showing pollution in London. 
  • Learn how all of these elements combine to make the invisible visible.
  • Questions and answers – Trewin Restorick

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Energy, Fuels & Vehicles

Monday, 1 March, 2021, 13:00

Chaired by Jason Airey, MD CMS SupaTrak, with guest speakers Richard Cuerden, Academy Director at TRL, and Andrew Scott, Head of Production Management at Renault Trucks.

Agenda

  • Welcome and introduction of Chair and Guest Speaker (including meeting protocol) – Sally Cumner, Sales and Marketing Director, CMS SupaTrak (founding member)
  • Project Update: Funding Opportunities – Sally Cumner
  • Welcome from the Chair of WCRAQ – Barry Sheerman MP for Huddersfield
  • Chairperson to introduce guest speaker – Jason Airey
  • TRL Air Quality project updates: quantifying avoidable pollution from engine idlingRichard Cuerden (Guest Speaker)
  • Idling vehicles produce avoidable pollution contributing to the UK’s air quality health crisis. Long term exposure to poor air quality has been proven to lead to asthma, lung disease, heart disease, restricted lung development in the young and more, costing the NHS and the economy billions every year. 
  • Summarises the key findings from a methodical analysis of current petrol and diesel vehicles’ emission data from track testing and RDE 
  • Quantifies vehicular emissions and fuel consumption associated with preventable idling.
  • Provides tangible comparisons so that the social, environmental, and financial implications of idling can be understood by a more expansive (public) audience – encouraging drivers to turn their engines off when stopped.
  • How incentives can accelerate the uptake of zero-emission electric trucks – Andrew Scott (Guest Speaker)
    • Discover the opportunity for electric vehicles in urban distribution applications.
    • Learn what considerations to make to adopt electric vehicles for urban applications.
    • Learn what the role of incentives is in accelerating the uptake of electric vehicles.
  • Questions and answers – Jason Airey

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Planning

Tuesday, 23 February, 2021, 13:00

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

Agenda

  • Welcome and introduction of Chair and Guest Speaker (including meeting protocol) – Sally Cumner Sally Cumner, Sales and Marketing Director, CMS SupaTrak (founding member)
  • Project Update: Funding Opportunities – Sally Cumner
  • Welcome from the Chair of WCRAQ – Barry Sheerman MP
  • Chairperson to introduce guest speaker – Dr Louise Brooke-Smith
  • Challenges of Transforming our Energy Systems – Dr Russell Fowler, National Grid (Guest Speaker)
  • Hear from National Grid on how energy networks support improving air quality
  • What is happening to support the roll-out of EVs across the country
  • What needs to happen next to continue us toward net-zero transport
  • Questions and answers – Dr Louise Brooke-Smith

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Research

Monday, 22 February, 2021, 13:00

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

Agenda

  • Welcome and introduction of Chair and Guest Speaker (including meeting protocol) – Sally Cumner, Sales and Marketing Director, CMS SupaTrak (founding member)
  • Project Update: Funding Opportunities – Sally Cumner
  • Welcome from the Chair of WCRAQ – Barry Sheerman MP
  • Chairperson on latest research developments – Dr James Tate
  • Questions and answers – Dr James Tate

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