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Community air quality_monitoring

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  1. 1. Click to edit Master title style26/04/2013 126/04/2013 1Click to edit Master subtitle style26/04/2013 1Who Are We?Mapping for Change is a social enterprise promoting andsupporting community-based initiatives towards buildingmore sustainable communities through the use of maps.We specialise in work on involving local communities inchanging, developing or sustaining their environmentand in helping them make the links between local actionand bigger national and global issues through theapplication of mapping.
  2. 2. Click to edit Master title style26/04/2013 226/04/2013 2Click to edit Master subtitle style26/04/2013 2Citizen ScienceCitizen science is an approach that engages non-professional scientists to participate in data collection,analysis and dissemination of a scientific project.
  3. 3. Click to edit Master title style26/04/2013 326/04/2013 3Click to edit Master subtitle style26/04/2013 3• encourage participation in civic and democratic processes• practical opportunities for transdisciplinary workingbetween traditional scientists and citizens• tailored methodologies and processes enable datacollection and experiential knowledge production andsharing relevant to communities• can provide valuable insights for policy makers and otheractors involved in environmental managementCitizen Science
  4. 4. Click to edit Master title style26/04/2013 426/04/2013 4Click to edit Master subtitle style26/04/2013 4Research project using mobile technologies to collect,analyse and visualise local environmental information withthe view to environmental monitoring, awarenessenhancement and behavioural change by creating a newplatform combining sensing technologies, networkingapplications and data-processing tools.
  5. 5. Click to edit Master title style26/04/2013 526/04/2013 5Click to edit Master subtitle style26/04/2013 5Mapping Local Air Quality inCommunities across LondonObjective• To give local residents the tools to collect dataon local air quality.• To give community members relevant local datawith which to constructively influence/call forchange.• Raise awareness of the issue
  6. 6. 26/04/2013 6Monitoring TechnologyPollutant Sampling MethodNitrogen Dioxide Diffusion tubesMetal particles Wipe samples
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  8. 8. 26/04/2013 8Mapping Local Air Qualityin Highbury
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  11. 11. 26/04/2013 11ResultsGrid no concn ppb concn ppm µg/m31 36.73781372 0.036737814 69.127192562 42.39841841 0.042398418 79.778390083 22.97902504 0.022979025 43.238160584 19.9649376 0.019964938 37.566745165 36.83963307 0.036839633 69.318779526 24.57433495 0.024574335 46.239953117 21.3004519 0.021300452 40.079696938 20.19812578 0.020198126 38.005520439 18.79974189 0.018799742 35.374270989 34.33930742 0.034339307 64.6140767710 18.4960886 0.018496089 34.8029060111 24.33969748 0.024339697 45.7984508112 34.16530587 0.034165306 64.286669213 18.50510837 0.018505108 34.8198779414 20.03806221 0.020038062 37.7043390715 33.78146367 0.033781464 63.56441789Grid no concn ppb concn ppm µg/m316 19.78907091 0.019789071 37.2358317 18.65210128 0.018652101 35.0964718 45.19021412 0.045190214 85.0315318 23.3511035 0.023351103 43.9382818 27.95321403 0.027953214 52.5977719 19.1114085 0.019111408 35.9607120 39.2520706 0.039252071 73.8581121 17.68116867 0.017681169 33.2695222 29.71805016 0.02971805 55.9185522 17.63810318 0.017638103 33.1884923 19.15986327 0.019159863 36.0518924 19.73198922 0.019731989 37.1284224 32.53900102 0.032539001 61.2265625 23.21342362 0.023213424 43.6792126 25.33369295 0.025333693 47.6687927 18.77732111 0.018777321 35.33208Nitrogen Dioxide Levels
  12. 12. 26/04/2013 12EU legislation to limit ourexposure to air pollutants.NO2 Hourly mean 200µgm-3(with no more than 18exceedences per year)Annual mean 40 µg m-3Local authorities mustidentify areas where NO2concentrations are higherthan the objectives (and limitvalues) and develop localmeasures to put things right.
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  15. 15. 26/04/2013 15Local Action on Air Qualityin Putney
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  17. 17. 26/04/2013 17 Putney Society public meetings NO2 survey of main roads and nearby residential streets Widely distributed press release targeted at politiciansand media Follow-up with Wandsworth Council, TfL and Mayor’sOffice Key achievement in persuading TfL to introduce hybridand retro-fitted busesKEY ACTIONS
  18. 18. 26/04/2013 18 Second survey focusing on PMs? Working with Wandworth Environmental Forum to keeppressure on Council – ensure monitoring maintained Engaging with Director of Public Health for Wandsworth – airquality seemingly not one of her priorities – especially to linkthe issue to the Active Travel agenda Need to find new ‘hooks’ to keep the story alive – e.g. hybridbuses are using their diesel engines in Putney Use the Boris bikes opportunityNEXT STEPSMore difficult, under discussion:
  19. 19. 26/04/2013 19KEY ISSUES PUBLICITY MADE THE DIFFERENCE – got the parties round the table Putney’s problems now on the media radar – thanks to King’s College data Imminence of 2012 Mayoral elections a factor Council genuinely motivated to address issues (Mayor holding out offer of“Exemplar” status if innovative/effective actions taken) But it is not in the Council’s power to tackle the fundamental problem – ourHigh Street doubles as a major through road and a local shopping street –and it is disinclined to consider anything too “radical” and nothing whichmight be expensiveCouncil was not prepared to act on our data and in fact challengedsome findings

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