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Lakes Environmental Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter - May 2017


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Emissions Inventory - Atmospheric Science - IT Solutions


In this issue:

News & Events

AERMOD View Version 9.4 Released!

On May 11, 2017 Lakes Environmental released AERMOD View Version 9.4. This release includes the following updates:

  • AERMET Update: Replaced the AERMET 16216 executable as the previous version was not compatible with 32-bit operating systems. This change does not affect data generated using the previous model executable.
  • Import Projects: Enhancements to the New Project Wizard allow for automatic import to AERMOD View of building data (via BPIP input files) and contour plot files from other AERMOD model projects.
  • Met Data Quality Checks: Percentage of Calms and Missing hours displayed for the Preprocessed Surface Met Data File (*.SFC) in AERMET View and AERMOD View.
  • Data Input Checks: Several data input sections were enhanced with new range checks to assist users in avoiding fatal errors.

For a detailed listing of updates available in AERMOD View Version 9.4, check out our latest release notes

If you are currently in maintenance for AERMOD View and did not receive an email regarding this update, please contact us at

If you are a user of AERMOD View but are no longer in maintenance, please contact for pricing to update your license.

Lakes Environmental & CASANZ AERMOD Course in Auckland, New Zealand

Lakes Environmental and the Clean Air Society of Australia & New Zealand (CASANZ) will hold a 2-day AERMOD course in Auckland from May 22 to 23, 2017.

Its not too late! Register online today.

Course: AERMOD (May 22-23, 2017)
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Registration: Online Registration


Lakes Environmental at A&WMA Conference and Exhibition

Lakes Environmental will be in Pittsburg from June 5-8, 2017 for the 110th Annual Air & Waste Management Conference and Exhibition.

Drop by booth #607 to meet our friendly, knowledgeable staff and for your chance to win a FREE copy of our AERMOD View air dispersion modeling software!

Visit the conference website to register for this annual event. This year's conference offers excellent opportunities for the environmental professional. You don’t want to miss it!


Lakes Environmental Teaching Professional Development Courses at 2017 A&WMA Conference

The Air & Waste Management Association will be offering a variety of high quality professional development courses prior to the annual conference in Pittsburgh.

This year, Lakes Environmental will present a one-day course on AERMOD Air Dispersion Modeling as well as a one-day course on Puff Dispersion Modeling. Additional details regarding these courses can be found below.

Dispersion Modeling

Sunday, June 4
8:00am – 5:00pm

AIR-262: Puff
Dispersion Modeling

Monday, June 5
8:00am – 5:00pm

Register Online today!


Lakes Environmental AERMOD & CALPUFF Course in Mexico City

Lakes Environmental will hold a for four day AERMOD and CALPUFF course in Mexico City from July 24 to 27, 2017.

Pre-register online for this course today.

Course: AERMOD - CALPUFF (Jul 24-27, 2017)
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Registration: Online Registration


Lakes Environmental AERMOD Course in Toronto – Sep 18-19, 2017

Lakes Environmental will hold two days of AERMOD training in Toronto from September 18-19, 2017.

This course will feature a special section and case study regarding the dispersion modeling requirements of Ontario Regulation 419/05: Air Pollution - Local Air Quality.

Register online now to guarantee your spot!

Early registration discounts available until August 18, 2017

Course: AERMOD (Sep 18-19, 2017)
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Registration: Online Registration


Lakes Environmental Closed for Victoria Day Holiday

Lakes Environmental's Waterloo office will be closed on Monday, May 22, 2017 to observe the Victoria Day holiday. If you have any needs during that time, please e-mail us at and we will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

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Upcoming Courses





May 22-23, 2017


Auckland, New Zealand Sponsored by CASANZ*

Register Now

Jun 4, 2017
Jun 5, 2017


Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsored by A&WMA

Register Now

Jul 24-27, 2017


Mexico City

Register Now

Sep 18-19, 2017


Toronto, ON

Register Now

Oct 2-3, 2017


Denver, CO

Register Now

Nov 2-3, 2017


Orlando, FL

Register Now

Nov 13, 2017

Introduction to

Modeling Conference** Chapel Hill, NC

Coming Soon

Nov 6-7, 2017
Nov 8-9, 2017


São Paulo, Brazil

Coming Soon

Nov 27-30, 2017


Kochi, India

Coming Soon

*Sponsored by CASANZ
**A&WMA’s Guideline on Air Quality Models Conference

For more information on the above courses, including registration information, location, and course outlines, please visit our web site:

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Modeling Tip

Import Existing Project Data to AERMOD View

AERMOD View Version 9.4 expands the capabilities of the New Project Wizard to assist users in creating new projects from existing model input data. In addition to reading AERMOD input files as templates, you can now include the location of building data (via BPIP input files) and contour plot files.

See our video modeling tip below for a walkthrough.

Submit Your Modeling Tips Today!

We are currently accepting submissions for the Monthly Modeling Tip section that appears in our newsletters. If you have a modeling tip that may benefit our readers, please send it to us at Your name and the name of your organization will appear below the tip providing you with an opportunity for increased exposure.

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Policies to Curb Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Could Yield Major Health Benefits

May 4, 2017 - A commitment to reducing global emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) such as methane and black carbon could slow global warming while boosting public health and agricultural yields, aligning the Paris Climate Agreement with global sustainable development goals, a new analysis by an international research panel shows.

Methane and black carbon – or soot – are the second and third most powerful climate-warming agents after carbon dioxide. They also contribute to air pollution that harms the health of billions of people worldwide and reduces agricultural yields.

Read Full Article Here

EU Countries Back Tighter Combustion Plant Emission Limits

April 30, 2017 - European Union member countries April 28 voted in favor of tighter pollutant emissions limits for power plants and other large-scale combustion facilities within the bloc, a move environmental groups said would prevent thousands of premature deaths annually.

The tighter limits were resisted by a group of eight mainly Eastern Europe and former communist EU members that rely on coal for electricity. Their opposition, however, was not enough to prevent a regulatory committee of EU national representatives from approving the limits, which now can be formally adopted by the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm.

Read Full Article Here

Court Freezes Clean Power Plan Lawsuit, Signaling Likely End to Obama’s Signature Climate Policy

April 28, 2017 - A federal court on Friday granted the Trump administration’s request to suspend lawsuits against the Clean Power Plan rule, signaling the likely end of President Barack Obama’s signature climate policy.

The order from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia stays litigation against the Environmental Protection Agency rule for 60 days. It does not indicate whether the D.C. Circuit will return the rule to the agency, although the EPA did not ask for it to do so. Instead, the order asks for guidance on whether to send the regulation back altogether.

Read Full Article Here

UK Loses Another Court Case Over Failure to Tackle Air Pollution

April 27, 2017 - The UK government has lost yet another court case over its failure to tackle air pollution.

The government was supposed to unveil its latest plans to tackle nitrogen dioxide pollution on Monday 24 April – plans that it was ordered to produce after losing two long-running court cases brought by campaign group ClientEarth.

Read Full Article Here

India's Outsized Coal Plans Would Wipe Out Paris Climate Goals

April 25, 2017 - India will not be able to meet its Paris climate agreement commitments in the coming years if it carries through with plans to construct nearly 370 coal-fired power plants, according to University of California, Irvine and CoalSwarm researchers.

“India is facing a dilemma of its own making,” said UCI associate professor of Earth system science Steven Davis, co-author of a study published today in the American Geophysical Union journal Earth’s Future. “The country has vowed to curtail its use of fossil fuels in electricity generation, but it has also put itself on a path to building hundreds of coal-burning power plants to feed its growing industrial economy.”

Read Full Article Here

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Upcoming Conferences & Trade Shows

May 24-25, 2017

The Air Quality and Emissions Show
More Info

Telford, UK

May 25-26, 2017

19th International Conference on Air Pollution and Control
More Info

London, UK

Jun 5-8, 2017

110th Air & Waste Management Association's Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE)
More Info
Lakes Environmental will be at booth #607

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Jun 5-8, 2017

Asia Clean Energy Forum 2017
More Info

Manila, Philippines

Jun 12-14, 2017

8th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (ICEST 2017)
More Info

Madrid, Spain

Aug 14-18, 2017

2017 International Emissions Inventory Conference
More Info

Baltimore, MD, USA

Aug 31 - Sep 2, 2017

15th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (CEST 2017)
More Info

Rhodes, Greece

Sep 16-17, 2017

3rd International Conference on Environment, Engineering & Energy 2017 (EEE 2017)
More Info

Toronto, ON, Canada

Oct 15-18, 2017

CASANZ 2017 (Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand)
More Info

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Nov 12-16, 2017

SETAC North America 38th Annual Meeting
More Info

Minneapolis, MN, USA

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About this Newsletter

This newsletter contains information gleaned from various sources on the web, with complete links to the sources cited. Organizations cited are in no way affiliated with Lakes Environmental Software.

Lakes Environmental Software is a leading environmental IT company that offers a complete line of air dispersion modeling, risk assessment, emissions inventory, and emergency release software as well as training and custom software services. With satisfied users located around the globe, Lakes Environmental Software will continue to revolutionize the environmental software field.

For more information please visit our web site at:  You may also contact us by phone at (519) 746-5995.

All comments and suggestions are welcome.  You can e-mail us at:

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