Better Air Quality Conference (BAQ)


Let´s Make Our Cities Breathable! Clean air is a human right that everyone should be entitled to.

Making cities more breathable starts by measuring, analyzing and understanding the data of air pollution. This we can do by starting the discussions at the Asia´s leading event on air quality management - BAQ 2018.

Join us to discuss the urban air pollution, which poses a significant threat to human health, the environment and the quality of life of millions of people in some of the world’s largest cities. Urbanization and the associated growth in industrialization and traffic have resulted in the increase of air pollution in densely populated areas, causing deterioration in air quality.

We need to take action to enhance institutional and technical capabilities to monitor and control air quality and implement preventive actions in order to reduce the risks that air pollution poses to their citizens.

Welcome to discuss with us how we can make a difference together.



What Does Air Quality Monitoring Actually Mean

The amount of air pollution also depends on meteorological conditions. To a certain extent nature's own air conditioning can keep the air clean. Wind mixes the gases and dilutes them and rain washes the dust and other substances to the ground.

But when strong winds can move pollutants hundreds of kilometers away, under weak wind circumstances they can accumulate to certain location causing increased air pollution. Rain can also pollute the environment if acidic components, such as sulfuric or nitric acid fall to the ground from the atmosphere.

That is why simply measuring air pollution alone does not tell us very much. To be able to understand why air quality can vary from day to day, we must measure meteorological conditions as well, such as temperature, rain and humidity.

Air Quality Monitoring and Prediction Products We Offer

Air Quality Transmitter AQT420

for Pollutant Gases and Particulate Matter
Cost-effective AQT420 is an air quality transmitter that measures up to four most common gaseous pollutants...

Regional Action, Global Impact

Clean Air Asia together with the Clean Air Forum Society of Malaysia (MyCAS), Malaysia’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and the Natural Resources and Environment Board of Sarawak are organizing the 10th Better Air Quality (BAQ) Conference at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysia from November 12-16, 2018 with pre-events from November 12-13 and the main conference from November 14-16.

Further Reading

Minister of Environment, Energy and Housing Kimmo Tiilikainen and Vaisala's Hannamari Jaakkola visiting the Air Quality Testbed project in Nanjing.

Air Quality Network Pilot Progressing in Nanjing

The construction work to build up a new air quality network pilot in the city of Nanjing in the Yangtze River Delta in China is progressing at a good pace. Last year, Vaisala announced a project to build a groundbreaking air quality network pilot in...

Air Quality Monitoring in Nairobi, Kenya

Traditionally seen as the preserve of large, well-funded organizations capable of investing in complicated analyzer systems, air quality monitoring plays a vital role in providing an accurate picture of what exactly is floating around in the air around us...

A man wearing a mask due to the smog in a city

Studying Air Quality in Nanjing

Solutions to the lethal problem of poor air quality cannot be developed without accurate data. Vaisala and its partners are building the pilot of a completely new observation concept in Nanjing.