Dr. Amir Hakami on Using Air Quality Models as Decision Support Tools

Post date: Oct 22, 2010 1:08:50 PM

Presentation Overview:

Air quality models have become an indispensable tool for air pollution decision-making and management. However, with increasing appreciation for air pollution as a multi-faceted problem, there is a strong need for novel analysis and support tools that are capable of integrating various disciplines involved in the policy making process. Some examples of applications for such tools will be discussed. How can pollution transport between Canada and US be quantified? How effective are cap-and-trade systems for NOx emissions from electricity generation? Can the environmental performance of the current cap-and-trade system be improved? Are morning, afternoon, or evening emissions more important? These are examples of questions that will be explored in this presentation.

About the Speaker:

Amir Hakami is an assistant professor of Environmental Engineering at Carleton University. He received his PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2003 and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Caltech prior to joining Carleton. His expertise is in air quality modelling and the use of various analysis methods in addressing policy-relevant questions.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

7:30 a.m. (Breakfast and talk start at 7:45)

The Courtyard Restaurant, 21 George St.

(inner courtyard between George St. and York St., Byward Market)

Take advantage of the $2 early parking in the parking garage on corner of Clarence and Parent.

A&WMA Members: $25 in advance ($30 after Nov 1)

Non-members: $30 in advance ($35 after Nov 1)

Students: $10 A&WMA members ($15 non-members)

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