Breathe easy.

You might not taste it, and you can’t really see it, but it’s all around us, sustaining both our own lives and the ecosystem we all depend on.

Of course we’re talking about air, which is something we do a lot of at PAZA. That’s because we monitor the air quality of the Peace airshed.

We believe people in the Peace region deserve the best air quality data possible, and we bring industry, government, non-governmental organizations and the public together to make sure they get it.

 

Who is PAZA?

PAZA is a nonprofit, multi-stakeholder organization that conducts ambient air quality monitoring in northwestern Alberta. We monitor air quality in the Peace region.

Why monitor air?

PAZA's ambient air monitoring program was implemented to provide scientifically credible air quality data to assess short and long term air quality on a regional scale. We share our results with the public, industry and government.

What do we monitor?

PAZA monitors a whole bunch of things, from sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, to ozone, hydrogen sulphide and fine particulate matter. Learn more about what we monitor here.

Where do we monitor?

PAZA operates a network of six continuous monitoring stations and 49 passive monitoring stations that collectively monitor air quality across the Peace region. The PAZA boundary encompasses approximately 38,000-square-kilometers, with a population of approximately 100,000 people living and working in the region.

What can I do?

We're glad you asked! You can learn, you can get involved, and you can get active! You can also submit your favourite Peace country photos to our annual Photo Contest.