Early warning systems can save lives
Arsht-Rock is working to offset the worst impacts of extreme heat by providing cities around the world with the technical support to implement health-based early warning systems for extreme heat.
Early warning systems are a key resource for climate adaptation. They combine communication systems with data to alert residents to imminent climate threats, giving them critical time to prepare.
By linking these systems not only meteorological data but also to health data, Arsht-Rock and its partners have better enabled individuals, community-based organizations, and governments to take action to protect themselves and others from the impacts of extreme heat.
These three articles capture some of the ways our partner cities have enacted early warning systems for their local context to categorize the risk of a heat wave and work to protect their populations.
Learn more about our early warning systems initiatives
HEAT ACTION PLATFORM
Create a Heat Action Plan with the Heat Action Platform
Heat action plans help cities respond to and reduce heat-related impacts. This Heat Action Platform module synthesizes the necessary steps to help cities develop an implementable heat action plan grounded in expert practices.
NAMING & CATEGORIZING HEAT WAVES
How do you categorize a heat wave?
As heat waves become more frequent and intense, we need to change the way we prepare for extreme heat events. Learn how Arsht-Rock’s health-based categorizing and naming system helps people understand the dangerous effects of heat.
SEVILLE PILOT PROJECT
Assessing our categorizing and naming pilot for heat waves
Extreme heat is a silent but increasingly lethal threat. To help governments and individuals respond, Arsht-Rock assessed the impacts of its health-based early warning system in one of the hottest cities in Europe: Seville, Spain.
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