Entries by Barbara Loferer

Karim Tarraf takes over the lead of the chapter “Startup Competencies for Public Procurement” in the advisory board “Junge Digitale Wirtschaft ” of the Federal Ministry of Economy and Climate

The advisory board “Junge Digitale Wirtschaft “(Young Digital Economy)  provides first-hand advice to the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection on current issues of digital transformation. The focus is on the development and potential of the young digital economy and new digital technologies in Germany. Because of the dynamics of the digital […]

Hawa Dawa data products turn environmental data into relevant information for citizens and administrations

Environmental impacts have become an integral part of the “urban development and traffic planning” field of action. Heat waves and increased traffic volumes are just two of the many effects of climate change and urbanization that make the topic of “environment” even more critical. For concretely considering environmental influences in planning and decision-making, relevant environmental […]

Eco-sensitive traffic management

Interview with Frank Felten and Matthew Fullerton Transport has a key role to play in efforts to improve air quality. In our interview with Frank Felten, Chief Product Officer at Hawa Dawa, and Matt Fullerton, Chief Technical Officer for Software & Hardware at Hawa Dawa, we shed light on this relation. What approaches are there? […]

Saving energy while protecting the climate?

The times when climate and environmental protection were always clearly on the “good” side are over. In the real-life implementation, alternative energies collide with nature conservation and species protection, as, e.g. in the case of off-shore wind farms. The discussion about “clean” nuclear energy is also difficult. In general, this means that one must take […]

Synergy effect of heat and air pollution: mortality risk almost doubles

“The mortality effect of exposure to extreme temperatures and pollution is greater than the sum of their individual effects.” That’s how Md Mostafijur Rahman, PhD, summarizes the results of a study done by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The findings have high relevance as the exposure to heat, and air pollution […]

Individual citizen’s right to clean air

State liability for health damage caused by air pollution An opinion of the European Justice Court (EJC) published in May within a vote of the Advocate General defines under which conditions and criteria individual citizens can claim damages from the state. The following three primary conditions apply: 1. The limit values laid down in the […]

Advanced air monitoring system to support the California Community Air Protection Program

The California Community Air Protection Program (AB 617) focuses on reducing exposure to harmful toxic air emissions in communities most impacted by air pollution. These disadvantaged communities are typically located in mixed residential-industrial areas. Collecting air quality data across these communities is crucial for impactful and fact-based decisions. Therefore, technology for Community Monitoring Networks needs […]

The air measurement network in Mainz continues to operate

A comprehensive base of environmental data as a basis for eco-sensitive measures Hawa Dawa is entering the third year of Mainz’s sensor-based air measurement network with Mainzer Netze GmbH. The monitoring network in Mainz will create one of the most comprehensive urban collections of environmental information. By continuing to operate the measurement network and making […]