Air pollution is a burning issue in Sarajevo. According to the Swiss IQAir, Sarajevo was the most polluted city in the world in November 2020, and currently ranks second in the category of European cities with the highest average concentration of suspended PM2.5 particles (25μg/m3) in the last three years.
The “AirWatch Sarajevo” project seeks to raise the awareness of Sarajevo citizens about air pollution, to enable understanding of the emissions from household furnaces using solid fuels as well as to highlight the importance of rational energy use.
Project activities will include measurements of the PM2.5 particles concentration. These will be performed by students from the High School of Electrical Engineering and the High School of Mechanical Engineering using sensors procured from the Project budget. An expert in this field will conduct a workshop to explain how to use sensors, analyse the results obtained and contribute to solving the problem of air pollution. The collected data will be shown in a publicly available database on the EIA website, and the lessons learned from the Project will be consolidated into Guidelines distributed through social networks and available to all interested citizens.
The Project is financially supported by the Ministry of Communal Economy, Infrastructure, Physical Planning, Construction and Environmental Protection of Sarajevo Canton.