(1) University of Surrey, UK Applications are invited from enthusiastic and talented individuals at post-doctorate research level to work on an exciting Horizon 2020 funded consortium project, OPERANDUM (Open-air laboratories for nature-based solutions to manage environmental risks). The objective of OPERANDUM is to reduce hydro-meteorological risks in European territories through co-designed, co-developed, deployed, tested and … Continue reading Job Opportunities
The Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) is one of South Asia’s leading not-for-profit policy research institutions. The Council uses data, integrated analysis, and strategic outreach to explain – and change – the use, reuse, and misuse of resources. The Council addresses pressing global challenges through an integrated and internationally focused approach. It prides … Continue reading Spotlight: CEEW
***Crossposted from the WHO website*** More than 80% of people living in urban areas that monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels that exceed the World Health Organization (WHO) limits. While all regions of the world are affected, populations in low-income cities are the most impacted. According to the latest air quality database, … Continue reading WHO releases global air pollution update
Comment period is currently open for the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP, see blog entry here), and Shahzad Gani conducted a text analytics assessment of the document to identify words and themes. Some interesting patterns emerged from this analysis. The words 'air' and 'pollution' were mentioned more than 100 times in the NCAP document. Here … Continue reading National Clean Air Programme: What’s in the words?
The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) has issued a call for proposals for the Overseas Visiting Doctoral Fellowship for 2018. Call for Proposals open on May 1, 2018 and proposals can be submitted until June 30, 2018. Details are available here. H/T: Dr. Dipanjali Majumdar
The following is an open letter from a mother of two who lives in the Delhi-NCR region. Her story is likely to resonate with many of you. My name is Dr. R. Sharma. I am a mother of two and a doctor by profession. In 2017, I noticed that my younger child was developing cough … Continue reading A personal narrative on air pollution
The Health Effects Institute has launched the State of Global Air 2018. More about the analysis and report from HEI: Background Most of the world’s population lives in areas where air quality is unhealthy. An estimated 95% of people live in areas where ambient (outdoor) fine particulate matter concentrations (small dust or soot particles in the air) … Continue reading State of Global Air 2018
Hinjawadi is a suburb located in Pune (Maharashtra), India, mainly known for the Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park. The 2800-acre IT park in Hinjawadi, houses hundreds of companies of different sizes. (Wikipedia) A poem on the current situation of air pollution in the area: धुआँ धुआँ जल रहा गांव मेरा, कफन से बांध दिया मुँह मेरा। घुट … Continue reading Air Pollution in Hinjawadi
The goal of the National Clean Air Progamme (NCAP) is to meet the prescribed annual average ambient air quality standards at all locations in the country within a stipulated timeframe. Details of the programme are available here, and public comments are invited until May 17, 2018. The programme was first announced in January 2018 (link), … Continue reading National Clean Air Programme (NCAP)
In 2016, Clean Air Asia- India launched the Youth for Clean Air Network (YCAN) as a voluntary platform to engage young people in finding solutions for better air quality in Indian cities. YCan is involved primarily in evidence based advocacy and finding local innovative solutions to meet the challenge of air pollution. In April 2017, the … Continue reading How do residents of Delhi perceive air pollution?