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Air Quality Integrated Assessment

A European Perspective

  • Reports on the results of a Europe-wide survey on the adoption of an integrated assessment approach to air quality problems

  • Reviews the modeling methodologies currently used for various purposes

  • Identifies strengths and weaknesses revealed by the survey

  • Illustrates the application of an integrated assessment tool in two case studies

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Part of the book sub series: PoliMI SpringerBriefs (BRIEFSPOLIMI)

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii
  2. Air Quality in Europe: Today and Tomorrow

    • G. Guariso, M. Volta
    Pages 1-8Open Access
  3. A Framework for Integrated Assessment Modelling

    • N. Blond, C. Carnevale, J. Douros, G. Finzi, G. Guariso, S. Janssen et al.
    Pages 9-35Open Access
  4. Current European AQ Planning at Regional and Local Scale

    • C. Belis, J. Baldasano, N. Blond, C. Bouland, J. Buekers, C. Carnevale et al.
    Pages 37-68Open Access
  5. Strengths and Weaknesses of the Current EU Situation

    • C. Belis, N. Blond, C. Bouland, C. Carnevale, A. Clappier, J. Douros et al.
    Pages 69-83Open Access
  6. Two Illustrative Examples: Brussels and Porto

    • C. Carnevale, F. Ferrari, R. Gianfreda, G. Guariso, S. Janssen, G. Maffeis et al.
    Pages 85-104Open Access
  7. Conclusions: A Way Forward

    • G. Guariso, M. Volta
    Pages 105-110Open Access

About this book

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This book reports on the results of an extended survey conducted across Europe within the framework of the APPRAISAL FP7 project to determine the extent to which an integrated assessment approach to air quality is being adopted, on the one hand, by regional and local authorities to develop air quality plans and, on the other, by researchers. Following a detailed analysis of the role and structure of the components of an integrated assessment study, the results of the survey are considered from a variety of perspectives. Above all, the book discusses the new light the survey sheds on emission abatement policies and measures planned at regional and local scales, and on their synergies/trade-offs with measures implemented at the national scale. Detailed consideration is given to the currently available modeling methodologies for identifying emission sources, assessing the effectiveness of emission reduction measures, and evaluating the impacts of emission abatement measures on human health. Current strengths and weaknesses revealed by the survey are explored, and the application of an integrated assessment tool in two case studies (in Brussels and Porto) is discussed. The book will appeal to all those interested in the use of integrated assessment in connection with the sources, effects and control of air pollution.

 

Keywords

  • Air Pollution
  • Air Quality Monitoring
  • Air Quality Policy
  • Health Impact Assessment
  • Air Quality Modelling
  • Air Emission Reduction
  • Air Quality Management
  • Environmental Modelling
  • Emission Abatement Measures
  • Urban Air Quality
  • air pollution and air quality

Editors and Affiliations

  • Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

    Giorgio Guariso

  • Universit√† degli Studi di Brescia, Brescia, Italy

    Marialuisa Volta

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