December 19, 2013

Fort McMurray, Alberta – The Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA) is giving stakeholders and community members a firsthand, insider’s look at their air monitoring network through a new video. The short video explains exactly how WBEA goes about the job of continuously monitoring and reporting air quality for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB).

The video is titled WBEA Air Monitoring Network, and highlights include:

  • Interviews with Executive Director, Dr. Kevin Percy; Air Quality Scientist, Sanjay Prasad; and Senior Ambient Air Quality Technician, Gary Cross
  • Tour of an Air Monitoring Station in Fort McMurray
  • Step-by-step overview of air quality data process from collection through to real-time reporting
  • An explanation of the Air Quality Health Index and why it’s important to know the numbers

The video can be viewed from the homepage of WBEA’s website, www.wbea.org, or on WBEA’s YouTube Channel, http://www.youtube.com/WoodBuffaloEnvAssoc.

In an effort to inform a wider stakeholder audience, WBEA is currently working with local translators to have WBEA Air Monitoring Network translated into Cree and Dene languages. The translated versions will be posted online in early January 2014.