Keynote speakers: 5 women, 5 continents

   During this 9th IWA Odour & VOC/Air Emission Conference that took place in Bilbao, Spain, on the 26-27 of October 2021, we have the amazing chance to listen to these 5 experts from different continents of the world.

   If you did not have the chance to listen to them, we bring you here the 5 keynotes of Anna Bokowa from Canada, Jennifer Barclay from New Zealand, Weifang Li from China, Daniela Caimanque from Chile, and Laura Capelli from Italy.




Anna Bokowa

Ms. Anna Bokowa is the President and senior consultant of Environmental Odour Consulting with over 24 years of experience in odour assessment and project planning.Anna has served as a national technical resource for odour impact assessments and has directed many comprehensive air quality studies. Anna is an internationally and well-respected odour expert in the field, Chair of the A&WMA EE-6 Odour Committee for Standardization of Odours in the USA.



Jennifer Barclay

Jennifer has more than 28 years’ experience in advanced meteorological studies and atmospheric dispersion modelling. She was considered the ‘Odour Expert’ of the Atmospheric Studies Group (Developers of CALPUFF).




Weifang Li

Weifang has a Ph. D in Environmental Science by the University of Nankai in China. She is now a senor scholar at Tianjin Academy of Eco-environmental Sciences, and along the years, she has authored many papers related to odour impact assessment, management policy and control technology. She coordinates now the National Key Laboratory on Environment and Odour Pollution Control of China.



Daniela Caimanque

Daniela is a professional in the Noise, Light and Odour Department of the Chilean Ministry of the Environment. She is also the coordinator for the elaboration of public policies on air quality and specialises in environmental odour regulation, with 10 years of experience.



Laura Capelli

Laura Capelli is an assistant professor at the Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering “Giulio Natta” of the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Her research relates to odour science and engineering, focusing on odour sampling, development of electronic noses for environmental air quality monitoring, dispersion modelling and characterization of odour emissions from industrial activities. She has authored more than 100 papers in international journals and conferences.




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