Dhaka is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh. It is one of the largest and most densely populated cities in the world, with a population of 20.2 million people in the Greater Dhaka Area. It is the largest city in Eastern South Asia having frequently topped the index of the world’s cities with the worst air quality conditions.
The well-known effects of air pollution on human health, together with its significant economical impacts and role in worsening inequality, calls for urgent, integrated and sustained action to reduce emissions at source. The application of suitable and effective mitigation measures are also sorely needed to lessen the impacts observed. To be effective such measures need to be feasible, politically supported, and bring sufficient benefits to society. These measures also need to be balance the need to reduce the overall pollution burden to the maximum extent possible within funding constraints.
This webinar will look at the key air quality issues in the Dhaka region, their potential solutions, and the cost/benefits associated with selected measures evaluated as efficient to solve and/or significantly contribute to the amelioration of air pollution.
Ana Grossinho is the Director of Air Quality Experts Global having over 30 years of experience in air quality management both in the UK and abroad. She is an Environmental Engineer having specialised in Air Quality modelling through her MSc and PhD at Imperial College, at the Centre for Environmental Technology. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Air Quality Management, a Member of the International Society of Exposure Assessment, and a Chartered Engineer.
Ana has extensive experience in working with the public sector to delineate and implement air quality management policy having been appointed by the European Union to lead several projects abroad, including the study of cost-effective measures to improve air quality in the Dhaka Region.