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NSW/ACT Branch - Technical Event
Thursday 13 April, 2017    
Please join us for our first technical event of 2017, on the topic of:


The presentation is an overview of emerging low-cost sensor technology for community and neighbourhood air quality monitoring. You will hear from international and local experts presenting on interesting research and citizen science projects.   

Draft Program:
10.00-10.05am Welcome
10.05-10.40am Dr Maria Fatima Andrade
Department of Atmospheric Sciences,
University of São Paulo
Primary and secondary sources of particles in the São Paulo Metro: from regional to local impacts 

NEST-SEAS: Next-Generation Environmental Sensing for Local To Global Scale Health Impact Assessment – project overview

10.40-11.00am Prof Ben Eggleton and
Dr Tomonori Hu

University of Sydney
NSW Smart Sensor Network – Air Sensing Project

11.00-11.10am Dr Yvonne Scorgie
Climate and Atmospheric Science Branch, Office of Environment and Heritage
ARC Linkage funded Air Sensing Project - Establishing advanced networks for air quality sensing and analyses

11.10-11.30am Short presentations on air sensing technologies by measurement company colleagues

11.30-12.00pm Tea/coffee and networking

DATE: Thursday, 13 April, 2017 


OEH/EPA Offices                                 Register online now
59 Goulburn Street 
Sydney NSW


10.00am - 12.00pm

COST: Members: Free            Non Members: $50

RSVP:  For catering purposes, please RSVP by:
Monday, 10 April, 2017

2014 Clean Air Achievement Awards

Nominations for the NSW/ACT Branch Clean Air Achievement Awards for 2014 are now open.  To obtain a nomination form and/or further information, please contact the Administration Office: Email

Student Air and Environment Award


Award winners receive $1,000 in cash, in addition to a one year membership to the CASANZ Society, either as student or as a full member, and an official society certificate.


Recent award recipients:



Marrisa Parry

New South Wales 


Research into the health inequities that arise as a result of climate change impacts in urban areas, particularly health inequities related to extreme heat events and air pollution in Sydney.



Dean Howard

Macquarie University

Towards an improved understanding of the transport and fate of both natural and anthropogenic mercury emissions to the atmosphere in the Australian context



Stephen White

Macquarie University

Formation of secondary organic aerosol from aromatic hydrocarbon photooxidation



More information on eligibility, selection criteria and how to submit a nomination can be found here.


Training Courses

The Training Activities Executive (TAE) oversees the provision of air quality related training courses throughout Australia and New Zealand. Comprised of a Chair and a representative from each Branch Committee, it plans and co-ordinates the schedule of courses on request or rotationally through interested Branches. The New South Wales and ACT Branch hosts training courses in Sydney or, when there is sufficient interest, in regional centres. These include both introductory and advanced courses covering general air quality, ambient and emissions measurement, meteorology and modelling, pollution control and more.  A forward schedule and course descriptions are provided on the training pages. If you wish to register interest to attend a specific course please click here.



Francine Manansala
Ronan Kellaghan
Treasurer Gary Graham
Hunter Sub-Committee Chair Cynthia Isley

Committee Members
Judith Firth (TAE)
Bruno Nourdine
Michael Preston
Khalia Monk
Jane Barnett
Yvonne Scorgie
Michelle Yu
Upma Dutt 

Hunter Sub-Committee Members
Brendan Halliburton
David Rollings

The primary focus of Committee meetings is the plan and organise events such as technical meetings, identify and develop training needs, develop budgets and deal with any administrative matters.  The NSW/ACT Branch Committee meetings occur on the last Wednesday of each month at 6.00 pm (5.00 pm for teleconferences). 


The Branch Committee welcomes suggestions on events such as technical presentations, seminars, workshops and training sessions from members and non-members interested in air quality management or other environmental issues.


If you have a suggestion or know of visiting potential speakers for any of our functions please contact the Branch Secretary.


Non-members are welcome to join committee meetings at any time.





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