Air Resource Management Center (AirMAC), Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources

Mission

Mission: To provide leadership, guidance and facilitation to manage our air resource by mitigating the air pollution in order to enhance the health and well being of public and the quality of our environment.

Thrust areas identified for the AirMAC to operate include:
Policy Development
Planning and Programming
Awareness Creation/ Public Sensitization
Legal & Institutional Development
Review/ Set Standards
Inter Agency Coordination
Air Quality Monitoring
Collection & Dissemination of Air Quality Data/ Information
Vehicular Emission Controlling
Indoor Air Quality Management
Emission monitoring and modeling
Capacity building and training
Research/ Studies

Vision: Clean Air, Healthy Nation

Objectives: Development and smooth function of an effective coordination mechanism
Integration of air pollution abatement programms implemented in the island
Development & implementing public sensitization programmes
Institutional strengthening, training, capacity building of related staff of air resources management
Development of policies and programme
Harnessing of resource for air resource management
Establishment of air resource information Network for collection and dissemination of air quality documents
Promotion & facilitation of air quality research with a view to ensuring of clean and safe air for the health and well being of the people.

Organization Type Government

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Mr. Ruwan Weerasooriya
airmac@sltnet.lk
Secondary Contact
Mr. Sampath Ranasinghe
saranasinghe@gmail.com
Address No.980/4A,
Wickramasinghe Place,
Ethulkotte, WP

Sri Lanka
Website www.airmacsl.org
Phone 0094-11-2888248
Fax 0094-11-4410236
Calling/Fax Instructions Attn: Ruwan Weerasooriya

Our Focus

Primary Initiatives, Target Populations, and Scope of Work:

Refer Indoor Air Quality Management Pilot Project Report
Completed National Indoor Air Quality Management Action Plan

Fuels/Technologies: Biogas
Biomass
Coal
Hydroelectric
Kerosene
Liquid Petroleum Gas
Solar
Wind
Sectors of Experience: Agriculture
Behavior Change
Carbon Finance
Education
Energy
Environment
Forestry
Health
Renewable Energy
Rural Development
Small Business
Water
Air Quality Management
Countries of Operation: Sri Lanka

Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas

Social/Cultural barriers to using traditional fuels and stoves:

Non adequate awareness on indoor air pollution and related issues.


Market development for improved cooking technologies:

Promotion of efficient fuelwood cooking stoves and introduce low cost kitchen improvements to reduce IAP.


Technology standardization for cooking, heating and ventilation:

Preparing the guildelines and policy initiatives for indoor air quality management in Sri Lanka.


Indoor air pollution exposure and health monitoring:

Main activity of the Indoor Air Quality Management Pilot Project was monitoring the exposure and health monitoring of various housholds.
Research on Indoor & Outdoor relationship in urban and sub urban areas.

Relevant Publications or Studies

1. Report on Indoor Air Quality Management Pilot Project
2. "Air That We Breath" First National symposium on Air Quality Management in Sri Lanka.(Collection of Research Papers & CD)
3. "Air That We Breath" Second National symposium on Air Quality Management in Sri Lanka.(Collection of Research Papers & CD)
4. "Air That We Breath" Second National symposium on Air Quality Management in Sri Lanka.(Collection of Research Papers)
5. Air Resource Management Of Sri Lanka (output of the Urban Air Quality Management Project funded by the World Bank
6. National Indoor Air Quality Management workshop report

Our Contribution to the Partnership

Indoor Air Quality Monitoring
Support to coordination of other Sri Lankan organisations and shareing experiences
Making policies related to Indoor Air Quality Management in Sri Lanka
funding Support to implementation of IAQ management activities in Sri Lanka