Rediscovering the Purpose of Air Quality Monitoring: TEDx Talk by Karim Tarraf
9 out of 10 people in the world breathe polluted air. What’s worse, more than 100 countries do not have air quality monitoring stations, and in those that do, they are often insufficient. Hawa Dawa headed by Karim Tarraf is working on a scalable, accurate, adaptable and traceable system to capture air quality data at scale and cross-reference them with the most diverse set of data to fight environmental injustice. Karim Tarraf is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Hawa Dawa, a Munich-based company named one of the Top 10 Innovators in Germany and Top 35 in Europe by the MIT Technology Review among others. His company pioneers the use of sensor and satellite data to track and analyze air quality and correlate it with specific use cases in major cities. His aim is to make environmental data easily available such that it enables cities, businesses and citizens to steer climate neutrality through an intuitive platform.