Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

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.

NIHHIS Launches Heat.gov 28 July 2022

NIHHIS Launches Heat.gov

On July 26th, the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) launched a new portal, Heat.gov, to provide the public and community decision makers with clear, timely, and science-based information to understand and reduce the health risks of extreme heat.

NIHHIS Urban Heat Island Project to be Featured in Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Panel 8 July 2022

NIHHIS Urban Heat Island Project to be Featured in Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Panel

CPO’s Hunter Jones will serve as a panelist on the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the General Services Administration (GSA) Open Innovation Forum on Building Equitable Partnerships.

NIDIS and NIHHIS to Co-Host 2022 U.S. Drought and Heat Webinars for the West and Southern Plains 23 June 2022

NIDIS and NIHHIS to Co-Host 2022 U.S. Drought and Heat Webinars for the West and Southern Plains

Climate change is fueling long-term drought and extreme heat in the West and Southern Plains. These July webinars will provide the latest information on conditions and outlooks as well as the serious impacts to diverse sectors of the economy and communities.

NIHHIS to host special session on Equitable Heat Resilience at International Association for Urban Climate conference 20 May 2022

NIHHIS to host special session on Equitable Heat Resilience at International Association for Urban Climate conference

NIHHIS is hosting an international conversation on how met services like NOAA can deliver Integrated Urban Climate Services, as envisioned by the World Meteorological Organization.

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