Turning Up the Heat on Community Resiliency, July 31, 2019

The Turning Up the Heat on Community Resiliency Convening occurred on July 31, 2019. The goal of the convening was too bring together stakeholders with a shared interest in rising temperatures and extreme heat risks and preparedness.

The keynote speaker, Molly Peterson presented a reporters's perspective on urban heat and health risk, emerging challenges and potential solutions for communities to explore. Other speakers presented on modelling results of rising temperatures, extreme heat and transportation impacts in San Mateo County and risks to outdoor and agriculture workers and medically vulnerable residents. Alameda County and Contra Costa Counties presented on their heat resilience implementation programs. Attendees then discussed strategies and resource needs to build resilience to heat impacts in San Mateo County. Click here to see the Compiled Extreme Heat Feedback Summary.

  1. WELCOME AND OPENING SLIDES
  2. KEYNOTE SPEAKER PRESENTATION
  3. CURRENT CONDITIONS AND LIVED EXPERIENCE PRESENTATION
  4. FUTURE HEAT RISKS PRESENTATION
  5. STRATEGIES AND BEST PRACTICES PRESENTATION
    • Videos: Sarah Church (Alameda County Office of Sustainability); Laura Glass (Contra Costa Department of Conservation & Development
  6. HEAT PREPAREDNESS AND RESILIENCE STRATEGIES BREAKOUT PRESENTATION


The Turning Up the Heat on Community Resiliency Convening occurred on July 31, 2019. The goal of the convening was too bring together stakeholders with a shared interest in rising temperatures and extreme heat risks and preparedness.

The keynote speaker, Molly Peterson presented a reporters's perspective on urban heat and health risk, emerging challenges and potential solutions for communities to explore. Other speakers presented on modelling results of rising temperatures, extreme heat and transportation impacts in San Mateo County and risks to outdoor and agriculture workers and medically vulnerable residents. Alameda County and Contra Costa Counties presented on their heat resilience implementation programs. Attendees then discussed strategies and resource needs to build resilience to heat impacts in San Mateo County. Click here to see the Compiled Extreme Heat Feedback Summary.

  1. WELCOME AND OPENING SLIDES
  2. KEYNOTE SPEAKER PRESENTATION
  3. CURRENT CONDITIONS AND LIVED EXPERIENCE PRESENTATION
  4. FUTURE HEAT RISKS PRESENTATION
  5. STRATEGIES AND BEST PRACTICES PRESENTATION
    • Videos: Sarah Church (Alameda County Office of Sustainability); Laura Glass (Contra Costa Department of Conservation & Development
  6. HEAT PREPAREDNESS AND RESILIENCE STRATEGIES BREAKOUT PRESENTATION