Exploring Climate Change and Flood Adaptation Strategies to Support Health Equity

Exploring Climate Change and Flood Adaptation Strategies to Support Health Equity

Communities & Climate Change: Exploring Flood Adaptation Strategies to Support Health Equity

The upcoming two-day virtual workshop will identify barriers and solutions for exploring health risks posed by flooding events. In addition, the workshop will address effective adaptation strategies for community resilience and ways to foster partnerships among government, academia, and the private sector to implement these strategies locally. Day 1 of the workshop will focus on identifying the barriers to exploring health risks from flooding events. Day 2 will focus on effective adaptation strategies for community resilience and ways to foster partnerships among government, academia, and the private sector.

About the Workshop: Communities, Climate Change, and Health Equity Workshop Series: Exploring Flood Adaptation Strategies to Support Health Equity

“This fourth and final workshop in the Environmental Health Matters Initiative’s (EHMI) series on Communities, Climate Change, and Health Equity will build on past EHMI and National Academies work to explore health risks posed by flooding events, discuss effective adaptation strategies for equitable community resilience, and foster partnerships among government, academia, and the private sector to implement these strategies locally. This will be a two-day virtual workshop.”

National Academies’ Climate Resources

“From more extreme weather to more frequent and intense wildfires, the climate is changing in ways that pose increasing risks to people and ecosystems. Explore the National Academies’ expert advice to help the nation understand, prepare for, and limit future climate change.”

National Academies’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

“Research in social science, medicine, and other fields can shed light on the factors that drive systemic racial inequities — not only in society at large, but also within the sciences, engineering, and medicine — with the goal of finding solutions based on evidence. A range of studies, webinars, and other activities at the National Academies have explored this research, some of which are highlighted here.”

(Source: National Academy of Sciences)

© 2024 National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.

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State-of-the-Science and the Future of Cumulative Impact Assessment

Cumulative exposures, health risks, and other impacts experienced in diverse populations

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine seek suggestions for subject matter experts and community liaisons to participate in a new study on cumulative impact assessment, “State-of-the-Science and the Future of Cumulative Impact Assessment.” Further, the new study will address the need to understand better and manage cumulative exposures, health risks, and other impacts experienced in diverse populations. National Academies staff are forming a committee of approximately 15 volunteer experts in risk assessment, public health, community-engaged participatory research, and sociology. For more information about the call for experts and community liaisons on the new study “State-of-the-Science and the Future of Cumulative Impact Assessment,” please visit the link below. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sponsors the new study; the deadline is at the end of this week on Friday, February 16, 2024.

“Using an interdisciplinary approach, this work will explore the state-of-the-science of cumulative impact assessment and its application at the community, state, and national levels. The work will entail public workshops, community and tribal engagement, and a broad array of consulted scientific expertise. It will build from prior National Academies reports highlighting the need to better characterize and manage cumulative exposures, health risks, and other impacts experienced in diverse populations. Overall, the aim is to highlight key opportunities and challenges to advancing the science and practice of cumulative impact assessment in an integrated social-environmental framework.”

(Source: www.nationalacademies.org/our-work/state-of-the-science-and-the-future-of-cumulative-impact-assessment)

© 2024 National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.

About ClimaTwin®

ClimaTwin® is a leading climate risk intelligence solution for infrastructure assets and the built environment.

We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables owner-operators, investors, governments, engineers, and other decision-makers to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

To learn more about climate risk intelligence for your infrastructure assets, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

© 2024 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin® is a registered trademark of ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, the ClimaTwin logo, and Climate Risk Intelligence for Infrastructure Digital Twins™ are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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Environmental Health Matters Initiative on Climate Change and Extreme Heat

Innovative actions to prevent, adapt to, or mitigate the health consequences of extreme heat

For the workshop series on Communities, Climate Change, and Health Equity, the National Academies seeks experts to identify key elements of effective action to prevent and mitigate inequitable health risks from climate change and extreme heat. The National Academies welcomes nominations for individuals with interdisciplinary knowledge in the following areas:

  • Climate science
  • Environmental, economic, and racial justice
  • Environmental health
  • Public health
  • Energy, equity, and housing
  • Epidemiology
  • Risk management
  • Disaster relief and planning
  • Sustainable planning, design, and architecture
  • Science communication

Further, the National Academies explores “a diverse set of real-world challenges affecting different communities, and the innovative actions being pursued to prevent, adapt to, or mitigate the health consequences of extreme heat.”

The series on Communities, Climate Change, and Health Equity is “part of the overarching Environmental Health Matters Initiative (EHMI) vision to improve the health of all people equitably, based on the strongest scientific evidence available.”

About the Environmental Health Matters Initiative (EHMI)

From the air we breathe to the water we drink, our health is defined by our natural environment. Environmental health is the science that focuses on reducing harmful environmental exposures in air, water, soil, and food to protect human health and well-being, as well as provide all communities with healthier environments.

The Environmental Health Matters Initiative (EHMI) convenes government, industry, and academic leaders to share ideas and form connections that inspire the development of solutions to our most pressing environmental health challenges.

(Souce: National Academies)

About ClimaTwin®

ClimaTwin® is a leading climate risk intelligence solution for infrastructure assets and the built environment.

We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables engineers, owner-operators, and governments to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

To learn more about climate risk intelligence for your infrastructure assets, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

© 2023 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin® is a registered trademark of ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, the ClimaTwin logo, and Climate Risk Intelligence for Infrastructure Digital Twins™ are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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