IEEE Islamabad Section
IEEE SIGHT ISLAMABAD aims to provide technology based solutions to solve Local Community Problems and empower local community. “Local” is defined by the fact that key leaders of the project are citizens and/or permanent residents of the geographical area in which the project is to take place.
Let`s breathe clean together (LBCT) is the flagship project of IEEE SIGHT Islamabad based on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: Climate Action. This project aims to develop a sustainable system to monitor and improve air quality of twin cities. Pollution is now a common place term that our ears are attuned to. We hear about the various forms of pollution and read about it through the mass media. Air pollution is one such form that refers to the contamination of the air, irrespective of indoors or outside. A physical, biological or chemical alteration to the air in the atmosphere can be termed as pollution. It occurs when any harmful gases, dust, smoke enters into the atmosphere and makes it difficult for plants, animals and humans to survive as the air becomes dirty.
This project intends to provide a database that will contribute towards the effective monitoring of meteorological conditions, and particulate matter concentrations, providing a clear image of the state of the atmosphere and the degree to which the urban heat island effect is present in the city of Islamabad. Furthermore, this project will, in fact, provide a precedent for future studies that can be designed on the same lines, contributing effectively in research.
Moreover, the information collected through this project, and the results generated, can be used to make future policies concerning air quality, saving the community from the impending threat to their health and well-being, by worsening air quality. If this information is actually utilized in a proper manner and the project continues, people can be made aware of the quality of air they breathe every instant. Especially, an air quality catalogue will be made for the city of Islamabad that will comprise the information:
- What times it will be safe for them to spend outside
- Which places in the city are having healthy ambient conditions.
- Which time of the day is suitable to which park for exercise and outdoor activities.
An air quality management system can be devised, including an air quality index that specifies the degree to which the air polluted, and is an effective tool for communicating air quality information and raise the awareness among the masses.
SIGHT Islamabad Section
Updated on 2018-09-16T09:28:24+00:00, by .