The Institute for Environmental Diagnosis and Water Studies hosts the Naturgy Foundation exhibition “Air quality. A current challenge”

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The exhibition can be visited free of charge from 8 to 18 November at the IDAEA-CSIC, in Barcelona. The Naturgy Foundation exhibition provides key technical knowledge on air quality and how it affects human health and the environment.

For the 24th edition of Science Week, the Institute for Environmental Diagnosis and Water Studies (IDAEA), part of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), is hosting the temporary exhibition “Air quality. A current challenge”, created by the Naturgy Foundation.

The exhibition aims to contribute to society’s educational, environmental and cultural development by showing how the phenomenon of air pollution is a key factor in determining the health of people and the environment. The implementation of different initiatives by public authorities, private companies and the general public will be an essential challenge for reaching the levels set by the World Health Organisation to improve air quality in our environment.

This exhibition is part of Science Week, an event which aims to popularise science and encourage public participation that will take place from 8 to 18 November. It is promoted by the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRi), and supported by the Catalan Ministry of Enterprise and Knowledge.

The exhibition can be visited at the IDAEA-CSIC (C/Jordi Girona, 18-26, Barcelona) during the week of 8 to 18 November, between 9 am and 5 pm from Monday to Friday, and on Saturday 16 November, from 10.30 am to 2 pm.

An initiative of general interest faced with an environmental challenge 

The exhibition “Air quality. A current challenge” offers the keys for you to become familiar with technical knowledge on the problem of atmospheric pollution in cities. Among other measures, the responsible use of energy and, more specifically, natural gas as a clean fuel, will be a decisive factor in reducing emissions and trying to improve air quality. This travelling exhibition, which has already visited Barcelona, Madrid and Guadalajara, has been curated by an expert on air pollution, Professor Xavier Querol and offers the tools for understanding and interpreting the key factors that determine air quality in four sections: a description of the phenomenon; the underlying causes; the effects it produces; and the solutions for tackling it..