In January 09, 2000 one-day workshop on ‘Peoples’ Participation in Environmental Quality Monitoring using Easy Methods and Tools’ was organized with the support of Japan Environment Academy and Japan Environment Corporation. More than 100 students from colleges and universities participated in this workshop. This workshop led to formation of eco-clubs in Kathmandu.
In 2000, LEADERS Nepal along with its eco-club network and individuals (more than 150 common people) conducted mass measurements of NOx in different parts of Kathmandu. Passive NOx samplers were used to measure NOx, which were exposed for 24-hours in the ambient air. After twenty-four hours of exposure, samplers were immediately tested using Saltzman’s solution through NOx analyzer. The participants then prepared a detail NOx map for Kathmandu valley. Similar mass monitoring of NOx and black smoke using simpler technique was done to celebrate the EARTH Day 2000.
In year 2000, LEADERS Nepal received the ‘Beta Ray Particle Attenuation Continuous Monitoring System’ from Japan. This monitor helped to generate hourly PM10 database. LEADERS Nepal presented results in several national and international seminars.