Extreme Heat And Health In Houston
Reducing Future Impacts
8:00 am MDT
Extreme heat is a leading cause of weather-related human mortality in the United States. Residents of urban areas are especially vulnerable. System for Integrated Modeling of Metropolitan Extreme Heat Risk (SIMMER) is a multi-year, collaborative NASA funded project, which investigates vulnerability of urban population to extreme heat in Houston, Texas with the goal to reduce negative health impacts.
A one day workshop, organized by the Houston Department of Health and Human Services and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, will discuss vulnerability of Houston residents to extreme heat and will focus on:
A researcher-stakeholder dialogue on the results from the SIMMER project.
Presentations from select Houston area organizations on their existing extreme heat-related programs and strategies.
Breakout sessions for outlining next steps for extreme heat preparedness and response.
The workshop will take place on August 29, 2013 at Rice University.
Questions can be addressed to the workshop organizers: Olga Wilhelmi and Mary Hayden
Direct questions to: Mary Hayden or Olga Wilhelmi