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Sensing Risk for Resilience: Heat Waves in Urban America

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: 1 Park Place, Annapolis : Suite 300
Event Type(s): Seminar

SESYNC Seminar presented by Dr. Sabrina McCormick, Associate Professor, Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health, George Washington University; President, Evidence Based Media. With climate change, heat waves are an increasing threat to health. This presentation will explore two facets of this situation. Drawing from in-depth qualitative research, I explore why vulnerable populations and local governments have difficulty responding to this increased risk. Second, I present a new approach to addressing heat risk for vulnerable populations-individual biosensors. I explore how innovations in this field could transform the embodiment of risk, therefore improving resilience in the face of climate change.


For more information, contact:
Melissa Andreychek
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
+1 410 919 4990

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