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Useful Links

Provincial Government

  • Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) – Provides information about how air quality relates to a person’s health. This includes finding AQHI in your community (including an AQHI technical map and AQHI app), a video describing the AQHI in Alberta, air quality and health events as well as information for those at risk from poor air quality.
  • Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) – “Information Centre” provides a searchable repository of educational publications regarding a variety of environmental topics and issues, including air quality.
  • Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) – EnerFaqs (Q&As) – A series of documents providing information about important issues related to the AER directly or to the oil and gas industry in general. Some of the topics include the oil sands, public health and safety, flaring and incineration as well as what to do if there’s a proposed oil and gas development on or near your property, to name a few.
  • Oil Sands Information Portal (OSIP) – Provides information on the environmental impacts of oil sands development with a focus on cumulative effects on the oil sands region’s air, water, land, climate change and biodiversity/wildlife. An interactive map display and data library is also provided.

Federal Government

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

  • Asthma and Outdoor Air (The Lung Association) – Provides information on how one can recognize and solve air quality issues in regards to indoor air quality, outdoor air quality, air quality statistics as well as the connection between climate change, air quality and respiratory health.
  • AEP Data Warehouse – This is the Alberta Ambient Air Data Management System (AADMS), but is more commonly known as the AEP Data Warehouse. It is a central source of ambient air quality data collected in the province from portable stations, continuous hourly stations located on a temporary basis for addressing regional issues as well as 48 continuous (hourly) monitoring stations. The warehouse also contains historical data.
  • Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) – A multi-stakeholder partnership comprising representatives from industry, government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) sharing a commitment to a comprehensive air quality management system for Alberta.
  • The Alberta Environmental Network (AEN) – A non-profit, non-partisan organization composed of groups dedicated to the preservation and protection of Alberta’s environment. The AEN facilitates information and resource sharing among member groups and assists them in taking action as well as promotes awareness of environmental issues and activities.

Airsheds

  • Alberta Airsheds Council – A forum for Airshed Zones to identify, discuss and advocate for common interests as well as to facilitate communication and cooperation between airsheds and also airsheds zones and the community. It was formed based on recommendations from the Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) “In the Zone Conference” in 2005.
  • Alberta’s Airshed Zones – Provides a map showing where each airshed zone is located in the province, with links to each airshed group.
  • Calgary Region Airshed Zone - A source for local air quality news and information, including up-to-date region wide air monitoring and education programs and events.
  • Fort Air Partnership – a multi-stakeholder partnership that sees the benefit of sitting down at the same table to discuss and work through local air quality issues.
  • Lakeland Industry and Community Association – A non-profit society that is a community-based partnership that supports environmental health and sustainability through gathering, sharing and acting upon information relating to development within the region.
  • Palliser Airshed Society – Monitors air quality in the Medicine Hat/Redcliff region through one continuous monitoring site (real time data) and 22 passive sampling sites (monthly data).
  • Parkland Airshed Management Zone – A non-profit organization responsible for identifying air quality concerns within the zone and implementing management strategies for addressing those concerns.
  • Peace Airshed Zone Association (PAZA) – A non-profit, multi-stakeholder organization conducting ambient air quality monitoring in northwestern Alberta. Its air quality monitoring program provides a resource for the community to learn about local air quality while also ensuring continuous improvement of regional air quality, protecting environmental health and influencing public policy.
  • West Central Airshed Society – A multi-stakeholder organization composed of individuals, industries, environmental organizations, municipalities and other levels of government. It was the first airshed management zone established in Alberta, and provides data from a number of air monitoring stations in the region and describes the various types of emissions monitored.
  • Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA) – WBEA monitors the air in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB), 24 hours per day, every day of the year. This is done through air, land and human monitoring programs, and the information is made available to the public and stakeholders. Information includes data from air monitoring stations throughout the RMWB.

Industry

  • Strathcona Industrial Association (SIA) – An organization composed of heavy industry operators located in east Edmonton and Strathcona County working with all levels of government and the community to promote a safe and healthy environment in which to live and work, with environmental management as a primary area of focus.

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As an airshed, educating about air quality is an essential part of what we do. It is important to us as an organization to inform through not only sharing air quality data but also providing tips on how we can all do our part to reduce air pollution and serve as environmental stewards at an individual level.

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