Redaire ten years of cooperation to improve air quality

Julián Bedoya, Francisco Molina, Myriam Gómez, Maria Victoria Toro

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Redaire is a cooperation agreement among environmental authorities and local universities. Redaire started activities in 1993 and it has had a permanent activity in research and studying air pollution problems and air quality monitoring in the influence area. A workshop to generate an air quality strategic improvement plan for the Aburrá Valley was held at the end of 2003 to commemorate the first ten years of the network activities. All interested sectors came to the workshop: private sector, authorities, universities, communities, control offices, research centers and transportation managers. Monitoring results and Colombian environmental application experiences were critically analyzed and a workable air quality improvement plan was proposed. Control emphasis is switched from small fixed point sources toward mobile transportation sources and fugitive areas in construction activities. Perspectives are brilliant mainly in setting a paradigm model in cooperation with the country. New problems have arrived in the working agenda of Redaire such as: residues incinerators emissions, carbon monoxide and ozone monitoring and control, and urban noise evaluation and control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4901-4912
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association's Annual Meeting and Exhibition
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the A and WMA's 97th Annual Conference and Exhibition; Sustainable Development: Gearing Up for the Challenge - Indianapolis, IN, United States
Duration: 22 Jun 200425 Jun 2004


  • Air pollution in Colombia
  • Air pollution monitoring
  • Mobile sources pollution
  • Urban carbon monoxide
  • Urban ozone


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