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Decision Center for a Desert City Water/Climate Briefing

Extreme Cimate Events: Heat and Its Impact on Health

The risk of climate extremes is likely to intensify with the impacts of climate change, leading to efforts to enhance resilience and capacity to adapt. Throughout the year, we will discuss the possible nature of future extreme events and strategies to prepare and cope with hotter temperatures, increased fire frequency, extreme floods, and diminishing water supplies with our science, planning, and policy experts.

For our first Water/Climate Briefing for the 2014-2015 academic year, DCDC sets the stage for a wide-ranging discussion on climate change and extreme events.

Nancy Selover will open the discussion with a presentation on what extreme heat is and what to expect for the Phoenix area. Following Nancy’s introduction, the panelists will discuss extreme heat impacts and how we can respond to this challenge.

Panelists include:
Nancy Selover, State Climatologist, Arizona State Climate Office and Research Professor, ASU
Sharon Harlan, Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, ASU
Mikhail Chester, Assistant Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, ASU
Brande Mead, Human Services Program Manager, Maricopa Association of Governments
Vjollca Berisha, Senior Epidemiologist, Maricopa County
Moderator, Anne Reichman,Program Manager, Sustainability Cities Network, ASU

DCDC Water/Climate Briefings provide a forum for researchers, policy makers, and the interested public to engage in dialogue about the impacts of extreme weather events on our lives.

Join the conversation!

Please RSVP to Katie Peige.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
12:00-1:30 p.m.