Call for Positions Test
011 CE Specialist in Air Quality
- Bob Buchanan - Main Contact
- 011 CE Specialist in Air Quality (doc), uploaded 05/18/2012 by Bob Buchanan
This proposal has been formally submitted for the 2012 cycle.
We have an air quality CE Specialist. How will this be different from the existing Specialist?
Instead of an atmospheric scientist, we what we need is an agronomist or an ag engineer who can develop farming systems that produce less PM 10 andPM 05. The pesticide companies are already investing heavily in new formulations with lower VOCs. Equipment manufacturers are already investing in lower emission engines.
Both UC-Berkeley and UC-Davis have proposed air quality specialist positions with a focus on the impact of agriculture on air quality and the impacts of air quality on agriculture. This is a critical policy area, especially for agriculture in the San Joaquin Valley. However, it is not clear how these positions would relate to the existing air quality specialist positions in the San Joaquin Valley (David Grantz) and Davis (Frank Mitloehner). And as others have commented, a lot of the issues are more about finding solutions to the air quality concerns, so needing skill sets to help find different agronomic practices and/or different technological solutions. Thus, would recommend that there be more coordination between the two campuses and existing air quality specialist positions. And more importantly this/these positions be discussed with those already focused on air quality policy and agriculture issues to hone this/these positions.
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