Joint Session 5 Extreme Heat III — The National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS): Developing Networks & Communities of Practice for Building Resilience to Extreme Heat

Wednesday, 25 January 2017: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Conference Center: Tahoma 5 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Environment and Health; the 13th Symposium of the Urban Environment; the 29th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the Board on Global Strategies; the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Kristie L. Ebi, Univ. of Washington, School of Public Health, Seattle, WA and Christofer Astrom, Umea University, Umea

The NIHHIS is an integrated system that builds understanding of the problem of extreme heat, defines demand for climate services that enhance societal resilience, develops science-based products and services from a sustained climate science research program, and improves capacity, communication, and societal understanding of the problem to reduce morbidity and mortality due to extreme heat. This session will explore networks & communities of practice for building resilience to extreme heat.

11:00 AM
Reducing Heat-Health Vulnerability in India
Kim Knowlton, Natural Resources Defense Council, New York, NY; and D. Mavalankar, P. Ganguly, A. Tiwari, P. Dutta, L. Sathish, P. Sheffield, N. Kaur, A. Jaiswal, and J. J. Hess
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