Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

NIHHIS & Extreme Heat Risk Initiative Research Results Webinar Series Launches on September 13 19 August 2022

NIHHIS & Extreme Heat Risk Initiative Research Results Webinar Series Launches on September 13

This webinar series will provide the first public look at early outcomes from the 5 Extreme Heat Risk Initiative awards currently underway as well as research outcomes focused on heat from across the CPO portfolio.

Event Recap: Montgomery County Urban Heat Island (UHI) Mapping Campaign 12 August 2022

Event Recap: Montgomery County Urban Heat Island (UHI) Mapping Campaign

On August 7th, more than 100 volunteers in Montgomery County, MD participated in the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) “Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign”.

5 August 2022

Congressional Staffers and Media Attend NIDIS/NIHHIS Drought and Heat Webinars

NIDIS and NIHHIS are working together to inform Congress, the media, and other stakeholders how worsening drought and heat conditions are severely impacting communities in the West and Southern Plains.

NIHHIS Urban Heat Island (UHI) Mapping Campaign comes to Montgomery County, MD 5 August 2022

NIHHIS Urban Heat Island (UHI) Mapping Campaign comes to Montgomery County, MD

This Sunday, August 7th, volunteers in Montgomery County, MD will participate in the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) “Urban Heat Mapping Campaign''. The data gathered will inform solutions to combat extreme heat impacts in the county.

NIHHIS Launches New Webinar Series Focused on Overlooked and Overburdened Populations 28 July 2022

NIHHIS Launches New Webinar Series Focused on Overlooked and Overburdened Populations

Beginning on August 24th, this webinar series aims to increase awareness of at-risk populations that are typically overlooked and overburdened by extreme heat, create a space for discussions about vulnerability in a judgment free environment, and collect and share resources and ideas for addressing heat risk.

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