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Date and new venue announced for Northern Air Quality Conference – Book your place now

We are pleased to announce that we have confirmed a date and a new venue for next year’s Northern Air Quality Conference. It will be held at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on March 19th and tickets are now on sale at a Super Early Bird rate.

Manchester’s famous Bridgewater Hall will provide a perfect venue for the event and visitors to the event might like to have a look at the Bridgewater Basin Floating Ecosystems, a partnership between Bridgewater Hall,  Manchester City Council and Clean City Fund, through which aquatic scientists Biomatrix are creating a network of floating active ecosystems to help improve the biodiversity and water quality of the Basin.

At the conference, we will once again aim to bring together local authority staff, councillors, mayors, public health experts, scientists, academics and those in the air quality and measurement industry for a full day of discussion and presentations on the crisis in our atmosphere and to that end, we already have three key speakers confirmed for the event.

Professor Roy Harrison OBE is Queen Elizabeth II Birmingham Centenary Professor of Environmental Health at the University of Birmingham. His research interests are in air pollution, especially airborne particulate matter. Recent research has focussed on Beijing, Delhi and the UK. He has also been heavily engaged at the science/policy interface as a past member of Defra’s Science Advisory Council, and a current member of their Air Quality Expert Group and the DHSC Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants. He was a contributor to the WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines (2005) and the Guidelines for Quality of Indoor Air (2010). He was awarded an OBE in and elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2017.

Sarah Rowe is the Greater Manchester campaigner for Clean Cities, a European network delivering campaigns and research to urge cities to phase out petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030, and prioritise active, shared and electric mobility. Sarah has over 10 years experience in engaging people in issues of social justice and is now working alongside local partners in Greater Manchester to campaign for positive solutions to toxic air. She dreams of a world where getting around by bike, with a toddler, does not feel like a daunting experience.

Tom Bannan is an atmospheric scientist and a Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. Tom’s research in the Centre for Atmospheric Science focuses on instrumentation for the measurement of components pertinent to air quality and climate change, leading mass spectrometry developments and deployment on the British Research Aircraft and long-term ground-based experiments as well as use of network sensors to understand changes in air quality and transport at local and regional levels. Recently Tom has become particularly interested in how a wide range of atmospheric measurement techniques can be used to understand the UK indoor environment and its effect on our health.

Tickets for delegates are currently available. You can book your place here.

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