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2nd National Symposium on Air Resource Management in Sri Lanka
8-9 December 2005, Columbo, Sri Lanka

Air That We Breathe
Second National Symposium on Air Resource Management in Sri Lanka

The Second Air That We Breathe National Symposium will provide a forum to present and discuss the most recent technological, scientific and policy developments associated with air pollution problems and management of air resources. Integration of environmental information with economic and social aspects is a prerequisite for adopting sustainable solutions to the numerous contemporary problems. The Symposium is expected to bring together the expertise in individual disciplines of air resource management.

The Second Air That We Breathe National Symposium on Air Resource Management in Sri Lanka will be jointly organized by Air Resource Management Centre (AirMAC) and Clean Air Sri Lanka (CleanAirSL). AirMAC, one of the strongest public-private-civil society partnership ever formed in South Asia expects to evaluate the health and other damages caused by air pollution, identify sources and introduce and implement pragmatic mitigation measures. CleanAirSL is a non-profit consortia of several individuals and institutions interested in air pollutions issues in Sri Lanka.

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The 2nd Air that we Breathe National Symposium on Air Resource Management in Sri Lanka Symposium will be held on 8th and 9th December 2005 in Colombo.

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Based on the success of the First Air That We Breathe National Symposium on Air Resource Management in Sri Lanka, held in December 2004, the Second Air That We Breathe National Symposium on Air Resource Management in Sri Lanka will focus on identification and promotion of best practices in air resource management and planning; scenario and economic analysis of air pollution issues; and integrate the views engineers, scientists and other professionals from a number of state and public institutions in the country, involved in air quality research and development activities.

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The two day program of the ?Air that We Breathe? will include seven technical sessions of presented papers and poster sessions. Both oral and poster presentations are solicited for the following areas:

  1. Air pollution and public health
  2. Vehicular air pollution
  3. Indoor air pollution
  4. Air pollution, climate change and ozone layer depletion
  5. Point and non-point source air pollution control
  6. Air Monitoring, modeling and emission inventory
  7. Policies and economics of air pollution

There will be two luncheons with invited keynote speakers. Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AirMAC Web-site (http://www.airmacsl.org) in October 2005. The final program will be published in the November 2005.

We welcome abstracts of original work on any air resource management issue including those related to the following topics:

  • Urban and Rural Air Quality
  • Air Quality Modeling
  • Air Quality Management
  • Regional Studies
  • Impacts on Forest and Vegetation
  • Air pollution and health
  • Air Quality Prevention and Education
  • Air Pollution Impact to Climate Change
  • Assessment, Monitoring and Control
  • Global Scale Problems
  • Industrial Emissions
  • Toxic and Hazardous Pollutants
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Risk Management
  • Odor Management
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Aerosols
  • Acid Rain
  • Ozone Problems

Representatives from government, industry, education, and environmental health organizations will participate on panels to discuss actions that can and should be taken in Sri Lanka to reduce air pollution and risk. Audience participation will be encouraged through extended question and answer periods.

In parallel to the Symposium, an Exhibition will be held at the symposium premises.

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All abstracts are to be submitted electronically. Abstracts of contributions (maximum 500 words) should be submitted until 10 October 2005 to [email protected].

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The official conference language is English. Papers will be written in English for the inclusion in the proceedings, which are covered by ISI system.

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Papers will be provisionally accepted by the technical committee on the basis of the abstracts. The full papers will be reviewed before final acceptance for presentation.
All accepted papers will be included in the symposium Proceedings.

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10 October 2005: Deadline for submission of abstracts
25 October 2005: Notification of acceptance of abstracts
15 November 2005: Submission of full manuscripts

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The registration fee includes admission to the symposium, morning and afternoon coffee and catered lunch.

Rs. 500.00: Authors
Rs. 4,000.00: Participants (Non members of the Clean Air Sri Lanka)
Rs. 2,000.00: Participants (Members of the Clean Air Sri Lanka)

Please send payment by cheque payable to Clean Air Sri Lanka or by bank draft.
Clean Air Sri Lanka
Sampath Bank, Battaramulla
Account No. 0061-6000-0021
(Please quote your name and mail or fax a copy of the Bank receipt to the Secretariat)

CONFERENCE CHAIR
Jayaweera D.S. (Dr.)
Ranaviraja T. (Mr.)
Leelaratne P.M. (Mr.)
Illeperuma O.A. (Prof.)
Manouri Senanayake (Prof.)
Batagoda B.M.S (Dr.)
Mallawathanthri A. (Dr.)
Mahanama K.R.R. (Dr.)
Perera C. (Mr.)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Wijeyaratna B. (Mr)
Sugathapala A.G.T. (Dr.)
Wijeyamuni R.L. (Dr.)
Amaratunge C.K. (Mr.)
Dissanayaka A.W. (Mr.)
Samarakkody R.P. (Mr.)
Wickramasinghe S.M. (Mr)
Jayathilake A. (Mr.)

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT
Air Resource Management Center (AirMAC),
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources & Clean Air Sri Lanka,
104, Parisara Piyasa,
Rebert Gunawardena Mawatha,
Battaramulla.

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