Professor Smith and his research group address the relationships among environmental quality, health, resource use, development, and policy in developing countries, with a focus on the health effects of air pollution exposure in developing countries, particularly in women and children from household air pollution due to solid fuel use. With IIT Delhi, Sri Ramachandra University, and TERI, Professor Smith recently launched the Collaborative Clean Air Policy Centre, which explores, evaluates, and compares policy options for dealing with India’s health-damaging air pollution problems of all types, including ambient and household.
Clean Air Crowdsourcing Competition for Students at Indian Institutions CCAPC/TERI solicit novel ideas that propose ways to reduce the scale and impact of ambient air pollution in India. Innovative entries within or across the spectrum from technological, regulatory, and behavioral angles are encouraged. Entrants should consider the problem of ambient air pollution in any part of the country and from any source as well as the problems in Delhi. The deadline is January 5, 2018. Submit online here.
Announcing the Collaborative Clean Air Policy Centre!