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A&WMA/CPANS Luncheon: Air Quality Trends in Alberta

Location:
Edmonton

Description:
Air & Waste Management AssociationCanadian Prairie and Northern SectionAirshed monitoring networks have been in existence in the province of Alberta for over ten years. These networks are maintained and operated by partnerships between industry, government agencies, and other stakeholder organizations. Data collected is made available to the public, and may be reported to regulatory bodies. A number of studies have been undertaken to examine trends and relationships between air quality parameters from rural and urban networks. Kevin McCullum will be presenting some of his recent research on the trends observed at urban and rural locations for:

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Calgary Airshed Zone Information Session

Location:
Calgary

Description:
A general information session for all stakeholders interested in the development of an airshed zone in the Calgary Region will be held on December 4, 2006 in Calgary.The meeting details are:Date: Monday, December 4, 2006Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (lunch to be provided)Place: Comfort Inn, Motel Village, 2369 Banff Trail NW, CalgaryThe agenda will include:

  • Presentation on CASA and airshed zones;
  • Presentation on history of zone development in the Calgary Region;
  • Ozone Assessment Results by AENV and what they mean for the Calgary CMA;
  • Results of a Feasibility Assessment Study conducted for the proposed airshed zone

NGOs are an important participant in airshed zones across Alberta and are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to lisa.strosher [at] calgaryhealthregion [dot] ca by November 27 if you are able to attend and to receive background documents on CASA, zone bylaws, and vision/mission statements.

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Call for Delegates: Lakeland Industry and Community Associatoin

The AEN has received a request from the Lakeland Industry and Community Association (LICA) for assistance in identifying an ENGO sector who could serve as a participant in the LICA Airshed Zone.

Background

LICA is a community-based not-for-profit association whose main goals are to provide residents with a timely response to concerns identified in the Lakeland area and to ensure that growing development is conducted in a responsible manner. LICA serves the area west to Range 9, north to the top of the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range, east to the Saskatchewan border, and south to Highway 45. Read more about Call for Delegates: Lakeland Industry and Community Associatoin

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Call for Delegates: CASA Vehicle Emissions Team

CASA Vehicle Emissions Team (VET) has the mandate to recommend initiatives to the CASA Board to help protect pubic health and the environment from vehicle emissions produced in Alberta. Its purpose is to pilot, monitor and evaluate CASA-approved projects related to vehicle emissions reduction.

Recent projects of the VET have included the Clean Commute employer-based transportation demand management program and the Remote Optical Vehicle Emissions Recorder 2 project. Projects are implemented by VET sub-groups and overseen by the team as a whole.

Terms of reference and many background documents are available at the CASA website www.casahome.org. Read more about Call for Delegates: CASA Vehicle Emissions Team

A & WMA/CPANS Luncheon - Understanding Ammonia: the SPAM Network

Location:
Edmonton

Description:
Air & Waste Management AssociationCanadian Prairie and Northern Section Kristina Friesen will be presenting her work on the Southern Prairie Ammonia Measurement network as well as other recent Environment Canada initiatives. Kristina is an atmospheric processes project scientist with the Air Quality Science Group of Environment Canada, based here in Edmonton. She recently launched the Southern Prairie Ammonia Measurement network focusing on measuring ambient ammonia in southern Alberta and southern Manitoba. Previously Kristina has investigated influences on ozone at a high-elevation site and particulate matter sources in Elk Island National Park; her primary area of interest is source apportionment studies. The luncheon is scheduled for Friday November 10th. The luncheon will follow the usual format of a buffet lunch, and I am accepting reservations from now until noon, Wednesday November 8th. Please contact me by e-mail at mbisaga [at] otonabee [dot] ca

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