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Community Air - get involved!

NIWA’s Community Air projects are exploring how communities can access CONA technologies to tackle the air pollution issues relevant for them. Schools and householders can sign up to collaborate in learning, monitoring and intervention projects that build knowledge, skills and ultimately the power to effect change. 

Want to get up to speed? Resources for teaching and learning.

The Air Aware web pages are designed for primary school classes in years 5 and 6 (with material being added for years 7 and 8), but anyone can dip in and learn about the issues and science around air quality.

Want to get involved? Research with NZ communities.

Community Air Watch enables members of the public to use new technologies to participate in a study of air quality in their own community. 

In 2020 Community Air Watch was in its pilot stage in Invercargill and Arrowtown.

In 2021 Community Air Watch is in its pilot stage in Cromwell.

Schools Air Watch enables school classes to use new technologies to participate in a study of air quality in their own community. 

Want to make a change?

So you’ve become aware and you’ve got data to describe the problem. What now? 

Community Air Action is currently under development - watch this space!

Some past projects

Community Air has arisen from our past work looking at ways to enable the public to participate in air quality monitoring and research. Explore our archive to see what we’ve been up to previously: