Parallel session 22 – Climate extremes and disaster management

Thursday 2 October 2014 – Day 3, 11.00-12.30 pm
Room 6
Chair: David King (James Cook University)
Environmental Intelligence for managing weather and climate extremes
Rob Webb, Jeff Sabburg*
Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
Forewarned is forearmed: extended forecast guidance for upcoming extreme heat events
Debbie Hudson*, Andrew Marshall, Oscar Alves, Griffith Young, David Jones, Andrew Watkins
Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
Retrofitting Australian precincts for heatwave resilience
Gertrud Hatvani-Kovacs*, John Boland
University of South Australia, Australia
A comparison of heatwave response plans from Australia, Canada. the UK, and the USA
Benjamin Okwuofu-Thomas*, Paul Beggs, Ross MacKenzie
Macquarie University, Australia
Green infrastructure for adaptation to extreme heat in Western Sydney
Guy Barnett*1, Matt Beaty1, Jacqui Meyers1, Dong Chen2, Zhengen Ren2
1CSIRO Land and Water Flagship, Australia, 2CSIRO Land and Water Flagship, Australia
Attribution of recent extreme weather events in Australia
Karl Braganza*1, Julie Arblaster1,2, Eun-Pa Lim1, Harry Hendon1, Blair Trewin1, Matthew Wheeler1, Guo Liu1
1Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Australia, 22National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA