Asian Conference on Air Pollution
BackgroundDuring the Acid Reign 95, international conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, it was noted that the Asian continent faced unique and growing problems of air pollution. These problems can only become exacerbated in the future given the high industrial growth rates of many Asian economies. A group of Asian experts at the conference decided that there was an urgent need for a meeting in which the the scientists could discuss the problems of air pollution specifically in the Asian context, in India.
AimsThe aim of the conference is to systematically review the various air pollution problems facing the Asian countries and discuss the latest research findings as well as identifying solutions to these problems. It is intended that the participants prepare a joint statement for the VIth International Conference on Acid Deposition to be held in the year 2000 in Japan. The organizers will welcome papers on any of the themes in the context of Asia: sources, sinks and reactions of air pollutants, air pollution, transport and modeling measurements of air pollutants, effects (on health, ecosystems, materials archaeological remains), technological, economical and legal aspects of pollution control and policy issues relating to the management of air air pollution. We hope this conference will help Asian countries in finding cross border multilateral network with reasonable and rational approach in the field of air pollution.
Scientific ProgramThe scientific program includes invited keynote presentations and contributed papers complemented ordinary sessions, poster sessions.
The program will consist of the following themes:
- Acid Deposition
Contributions are requested for presentation in either oral or poster form. Scientists / Environmentalists & others wishing to present a paper are invited to submit three copies of the abstract in English not later than May 31st, 1998. The abstract should not be more than one page (250 words). The authors should indicate their preference as to the mode of presentation (poster or oral). The abstract should be camera ready and typewritten 1.5 spaced on a good quality A4 paper. A margin of 3 cm should be left above, below and on either side of the text. All accepted papers including poster papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference.
AccommodationVarious categories of hotel are available. Budget accommodation for students and other requiring low cost accommodation, will be available. More details on the conference and post conference tours will be given in the next circular.
Social ProgramThere will also be an exciting cultural program including a visit to the world renowned Taj Mahal. A variety of fascinating post conference tours will also be available.
All correspondence should be addressed to :
The general secretary: "ACAP' 98".