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A new monitoring network for health relevant air pollutants was launched in the Joaquin project. While the network will keep running, this article provides the insights and results from this network at the end of the Joaquin project after 2 years of continuous measurements.
In the Flanders Environment Agency (abbreviated VMM), our dedicated professionals work together for a better environment in Flanders. Our core activities focus on clean water, pure air and in-depth environmental reporting.
This report describes the development of the first version of a running system dynamics model aimed at supporting prospective studies for long-term environmental planning in Flanders such as the MIRA Environmental Exploration.
This report provides a clear picture in numbers of the drinking water sector in Flanders.The Water Meter gives information about the production and supply of our drinking water. The water data have been updated and new elements are added.
Flanders is meeting many of the European air quality targets, for the first time also for particulate matter. Nonetheless, further efforts are needed for even better protection of public health.
Throughout the Joaquin project we have been in contact with policy makers. This document summarises our activities and highlights the influence the project has had in several regions.
Joaquin has undertaken several actions regarding people sensitive to air pollution. This report brings all actions together and explains the process undertaken (e.g. focus groups), the information packs developed and air quality indicators currently available.
Similar to our work in schools, this study reveals the effect of a vehicle filtration system on air pollution levels inside a car. Depending on the ventilation mode, the system can have a significant impact on air pollution levels.
Joaquin studied the effect of air filtration on indoor air quality in relation to outdoor air pollution from traffic. This report shows that high performance air filtration can reduce exposure to traffic-related air pollution in schools.
Economic welfare is traditionally measured using the gross domestic product (GDP). There are, however, also other factors to be taken into account, such as social and environmental aspects. The Index for Sustainable Economic Welfare (ISEW) offers an alternative approach. This MIRA report traces the evolution of the ISEW for Flanders over the period 1990-2013 using an improved methodology.