Air Quality and Emission Evaluation
DESCRIPTION: The action aims at the preparation of a common data set of emissions for the project target area (Po Valley and Slovenia), based on the existing emissions inventories. By this data set the preliminary assessment of the AQ plans on air quality will be realized.
DURATION: from February 2017 to December 2018
System for the environmental accountability of the measures of AQ plans
DESCRIPTION: The action aims at the preparation of a common data set of actions/measures and of a common system for the periodic upgrading of the actions/measures. The data set will contain a list and quantitative data about all actions/measures planned by the regional/local AQ plans and by the PREPAIR project itself.
DURATION: from February 2017 to September 2018
Preliminary assessment of the Air Quality Plans
DESCRIPTION: The action aims at realizing a preliminary assessment of the expected pollutant levels in the Po Valley target area after the full implementation of the approved AQ plans and of the concrete actions of the PREPAIR project. Moreover the transboundary effects of the Po valley air quality plans on the Slovenia target area will be preliminary evaluated.
DURATION: from February 2017 to January 2019
Preliminary assessment of the air quality plans: final report
Network of special stations for the monitoring of the Plan’s environmental effects: definition of the network and of the protocols for measuring
DESCRIPTION: The action will define the features of the network of special stations (location of the stations and pollutants to be measured) for the monitoring of the plan’s environmental effects. The network will be defined on the basis of existing stations managed by each partner.
DURATION: from February 2017 to October 2018
Implementing the data sharing infrastructure and the AQ model
DESCRIPTION: The objective of this action is to implement the infrastructure to produce and disseminate air quality information. This will include monitoring, assessment and forecast of pollutant concentrations in Po Valley and Slovenia; products will be addressed to PREPAIR partners, stakeholders and citizens.
DURATION: from July 2017 to June 2020
Tool for improved emission inventory on the Po basin and emission data warehouse
DESCRIPTION: a tool for collecting the data necessary to build up a common emission data and their improvement on Po basin to be used both as input for emission scenarios development and in monitoring emission reduction on the base of indicators provided by the System for the environmental accountability of the measures of AQ plans will be designed and implemented.
DURATION: from April 2018 to March 2020
Implementing the Integrated Assessment Model (RIAT+)
DESCRIPTION: The objective of this action is to implement the Decision Support System RIAT+ in the Po Valley. Moreover a feasibility application study, based on the results obtained in the actions A1, A2, will be realized for Slovenia.
DURATION: from April 2018 to March 2020
Periodical collection of the measures already planned for the environmental reporting of measures’ implementation through the environmental accountability system
DESCRIPTION: The people in charge of the monitoring of the measures foreseen in the Air Quality Plans and in PREPAIR will fill in the fields foreseen by the tool created within the project and periodically check the state of implementation of the measures and effectiveness of the actions.
DURATION: from July 2018 to March 2023
Periodic update of emission data
DESCRIPTION: This action will provide a periodic update of emission data according data flow exchange protocol and input data will be provided by the partners involved. These data will be merged with results from the currently used emission inventory and provided by Slovenia. Periodic emission scenarios on Po Valley evaluation will be provided.
DURATION: from April 2018 to December 2022
Residential wood consumption estimation in the Po Valley
DESCRIPTION: In order to gain this comprehensive reference framework of household wood consumption in the Po Basin, this action intends to develop and implement one estimating methodology, reproducible over time, bringing together different approaches.
DURATION: from July 2018 to January 2020
Report: Residential wood consumption estimation in the Po Valley
Report: Energy balance of residential consumption in the Po Valley (in italian, english abstract)
Traffic flow estimation in the Po Valley
DESCRIPTION: The objective of this action is to apply a traffic model over the whole Po Basin, reconstructing vehicular flows on a common road network in order to quantify traffic emissions in the context of regional inventories.
DURATION: from July 2018 to December 2022
Regular Assessment (monthly/yearly) of the air quality
DESCRIPTION: The main objective of this action is to assess the effectiveness of PREPAIR concrete actions on air quality in Po Valley. The trans-boundary effects of the Po valley air quality plans on the Slovenia target area will be also evaluated. For the Po Valley target area the assessment will take into account both pollutant concentrations and population exposure, and it will be continuously updated throughout the project. For the Slovenia Target area the assessment will take into account the pollutant concentrations.
DURATION: during phase 2 and phase 3 of the project
Monitoring the environmental effects of pollutants reduction measures implemented by air quality improvement plans
DESCRIPTION: The measurements will be conducted on a routinely base. The analysis of the results will be done periodically on an yearly base.
DURATION: from January 2018 to March 2023
COVID-19 Report “Preliminary study on the effects of COVID-19 measures on the emisssions and air quality of the Po basin"ia nel bacino padano”
Report 1 – June 2020
COVID-19 Report “Preliminary study on the effects of COVID-19 measures on the emisssions and air quality of the Po basin” June 2020 (Italian)
infographics (june 2020 – Italian)
Video presentation (Italian)
Disclosure summary (June 2020): Italian version, English version
Impact of COVID-19 epidemic measures on air quality in Slovenia (by ARSO – English)
Report 2 – august 2020
COVID-19 Report 2 “Preliminary study on the effects of COVID-19 measures on the emisssions and air quality of the Po basin” August 2020 (italian)
Disclosure summary (August 2020): Italian version, English version
Updated infografics (August 2020 – Italian)
REPORT 3 – FEBBRAIO 2021
COVID-19 Report 3 “Preliminary study on the effects of COVID-19 measures on the emisssions and air quality of the Po basin” February 2021 (italian)
COVID-19 and Air Quality in the Po Valley – Report 3 Disclosure Summary (English)
Evaluation of emission reduction scenarios on air quality in Po Valley