The purpose of the workshop is to obtain the input of leading experts in relevant topics on the planned development of a comprehensive system that will enable the study of the interactions between transportation and air quality. Such a system will facilitate the formulation of strategies to mitigate air pollution in Indian cities, where transportation-related emissions are the major contributors to air pollution. The tentative plan calls for an initial focus on Bengaluru, where receptor modeling suggests that PM10 emissions from vehicle exhaust and re-entrained dust contribute close to 70% of the measured concentrations.
The first half-day of January 7th will be devoted to 4-5 talks that will set the stage for breakout sessions in the afternoon. The results of discussions during January 7th will be summarized in the form of brief reports on the morning of January 8th. The initial agenda calls for talks on the following broad areas: 1) Observational studies on the impact of transportation-related emissions, 2) Estimation of transportation-related emissions, 3) Dispersion of emissions in built-up urban areas, 4) Transportation infrastructure and planning, and finally 5) Measurement and modeling framework to understand air quality impacts of transportation in Indian cities.
Golden Jubilee Conference Hall
Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
CiSTUP, Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore - 560012, INDIA