Heat-Health Early Warning System

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Lead CCASS Contact: Gregg Garfin

As part of his work with the North American Climate Services Partnership, UA researcher Gregg Garfin and others are developing a heat-health early warning system in the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez area. A July workshop funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was held in El Paso, with 75 participants.  This project is gathering, assessing, and producing resources such as a baseline of ongoing actions and available data.

Related publication: 

  • Garfin, G., S. LeRoy, and H. Jones, 2017. Developing an integrated heat health information system for long-term resilience to climate and weather extremes in the El Paso-Juárez-Las Cruces Region. Tucson, AZ: Institute of the Environment, 63 p. http://doi.org/10.7289/V5930R6Q

Project website at UA Institute of the Environment