The City of Warsaw and the Warsaw University of Technology signed an agreement aimed at developing the Warsaw Air Index (WIP), or a system of predictions of air pollution in Warsaw.
The Cooperation Agreement signed by Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, the Mayor of Warsaw, and prof. dr hab. Eng. Jan Schmidt, the Vice-Chancellor of the Warsaw University of Technology is aimed at developing and implementing research and scientific works, related to the development of a system of predictions of air pollution in the City of Warsaw. This data will be developed into a form of the Warsaw Air Index and will be generally available to the inhabitants.
- We are drawing on years of experience and expertise of engineers from the Warsaw University of Technology. Owing to their assistance the inhabitants of our city will soon obtain a tool which will inform them about the air pollution forecasted. Furthermore, the Warsaw Air Index will enable to coordinate the municipal services work in temporary activities for the reduction of the emission of dusts - says Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, the Mayor of Warsaw.
- WIP will be created in cooperation with the Warsaw University of Technology. Our university has been carrying out air quality research in the City of Warsaw and research into the impact of pollution on the environment and health of the inhabitants for 12 years. Results of the research made it possible to develop unique techniques of analysis and synthesis of the results of the research into concentrations of substances in the air. The Agreement executed today opens the way for further works on the implementation of the system of predictions of pollution of air - says prof. Jan Szmidt, the Vice-Chancellor of the Warsaw University of Technology.
The City of Warsaw is carrying out intensive activities to limit the concentrations of harmful substances in the air. To this end, a low-emission economy plan for the City of Warsaw, adopted by the Council of the City of Warsaw, on 10 December 2015 was passed. Among others, it is anticipated in the plan to introduce a system enabling to identify levels of substances in the air critical for the city area.