Mumbai: one of the major concerns for all those who work in the field of air pollution is that actions for better air quality have remained limited to monitoring. The higher levels of science and technology ingress into decision making have been too little as it must emerge from the system. Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering, IIT Mumbai experts concern about the situation. Keeping the above as our major objective, a-three day workshop organized by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) , Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) and National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) in IIT Campus.
Subject of the workshop was “Air Quality Modeling and Management for Urban and Industrial Areas in India” . experts said that there is a need to launch a sustained long term programme for capacity building with State Pollution Control Boards, not in terms of training but more in terms of integration of SPCB personnel into the country-wide team which is committed on working towards air quality management.
Co-organisers Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF), National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) made presentation.