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Air Quality: Breathing Our Last? – 05/06/19


5 June 2019 – World Environment Day #BeatAirPollution


14:00 – 17:00 CIWEM event to begin at 18:00


Room 112, Alan Walter’s Building, University of Birmingham This is just a 10 minute walk from the University train station. Find more travel information here for the best ways to get to the event here and a copy of the campus map for the University of Birmingham, which has information on facilities such as EV charging points.


SWM in partnership with the CIWEM.


This event is open to any and all who are interested, but is primarily focused on our Networks. The event will be relevant and interesting for all Networks, however, public sector organisations may find it to be most useful.

The event

This is the first of three events we are running this financial year for our networks. This event, coinciding with World Environment Day, will explore various aspects of air quality, looking at an introduction to the topic with an explanation of the Clean Air Strategy and going on to explore further topics such as the health implications of air quality, the impact on the rural and how we can combat air quality issues through the use of green infrastructure. We’ll also be looking to see what lessons can be learnt from London with the introduction of the Ultra Low Emissions Zone, to explore how this might work in the West Midlands. We will also include case studies of previous projects that have worked on different elements of air quality. This event will be followed by an event from our partners, CIWEM. They will have a focus on the air quality in the West Midlands, with a particular focus on the Clean Air Zone. Featuring the head of the University of Birmingham’s WM Air project, William Bloss. To join in the conversation, use the World Environment Day hashtag #beatairpollution

Sponsorship Opportunities

Join Cenex as as a sponsor at this event. They will be speaking on a series of case studies on the work they’ve carried out, as well as showcasing some useful online tools and materials. Explore their website to find out a bit about the fantastic work they do and what you can expect to hear from them on the day! We are looking for organisations that have expertise, insight and examples of any work they have been involved with on tackling air quality. This can be a range of involvement from writing Air Quality strategies to implementing large-scale change. If you would like to join our event as an exhibitor or a sponsor, we can offer your organisation a stand to exhibit your work, services, case studies etc. As well as this, we can offer the opportunity to speak at the event to explain in more depth to the audience exactly who you are and what you do. More details can be found here.

Booking and further information

Please register here. Registration closes on 3 June at 5pm. If you would like to attend the CIWEM event which follows, you can register on their event page.


See the agenda here. Three things we want you to take away from this event are;
  • An understanding of the importance of Air Quality and the impacts it can have on various aspects of our lives.
  • Information and understanding of some of the techniques that have been implemented to tackle Air Quality at differing scales.
  • Some of the lessons we can learn from other areas that have introduced Clean Air Zones, with case study material to understand the positive and negative outcomes.

Data Protection

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