According to the WHO 4.2 million deaths occur every year as a result of exposure to air pollution. AMCHAM's Food and Agri-Business committee invites you to join a webinar with Dr. Veerachai Tanpipat as he provides an in-depth review of the air quality issues facing Thailand. His will touch on the sources and challenges in controlling air quality parameters, such as PM 2.5, throughout the region. Additionally, he will provide insight into the economic impacts associated with agricultural burning and slash and burn practices. The talk will conclude with a discussion on potential solutions to reduce levels of air quality parameters that cause adverse impacts to human health in Thailand.
Dr. Veerachai Tanpipat (Dr. Eng) is a remote sensing engineer whose professional interests include applying geoinformatics, science and technology, and social science to better manage disaster response and preparedness. His work has largely focused on wildfires, transboundary haze, and flooding throughout Southeast Asia. His previous work includes, but not limited, to an advisory role to the Director General for the Royal Forestry Department, collaborative efforts with NASA LANCE Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS), NASA-JPL, NASA-GSFC, NOAA-NESDIS, NOAA-NGDC and the Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Services (CAMS). Currently, Dr. Tanpipat is an advisor to the Director General of the Pollution Control Department, a founding member of the Upper ASEAN Wildland Fire Special Research Unit and Senior Expert Faculty Member of Forestry at Kasetsart University.