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City, ASU, NOAA to hold Extreme Heat & Health Workshop Today

The City of El Paso Office of Resilience and Sustainability, in coordination with Arizona State University and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is hosting the Rio Grande/Bravo Extreme Heat and Health Workshop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, at the TecH20 Center located at 10751 Montana.

The workshop is aimed at improving community resilience to extreme heat resulting in improved health and decreased regional vulnerability. El Paso was selected by NOAA as one of five U.S. cities from which to launch the initiative.

With hotter temperatures projected for our region, it is critical to develop more robust systems for dealing with the public health risks associated with extreme heat.

Addressing these risks includes everything from improving monitoring and forecasting of heat waves to identifying parts of our community that are the most vulnerable. In addition, the group is working on programs that can better communicate risk and develop greater collaboration between local, regional and national groups.

The workshop will tap into the knowledge and experience of participants exchanging ideas about management challenges, coordination, research needs, and future opportunities.

The information generated will be integrated into a NOAA initiative focused on developing a National Integrated Heat-Health Information System (NIHHIS).

City of El Paso Office of Resilience and Sustainability Launches Resilience Exchange

The Office of Resilience and Sustainability is offering a yearlong series of workshops for local businesses.

The resilience exchange is focused on providing local businesses with information and tools that can help build their bottom line and engage employees, while also preparing them for the unexpected.

Part of the exchange is a built-in business challenge that offers an opportunity for businesses to compete for a variety of achievements including:

 Energy Smart Business of the Year

 Water Smart Business of the Year

 Sustainable City Champion

 Healthy City Business of the Year

 Community Service Hero

WHO: Representatives from the Office of Resilience and Sustainability, local businesses, El Paso Water Utilities, El Paso Electric, The Hospitals of Providence, City/County Office of Emergency Management, CERT, Pencil Cup, True Food, and El Paso Homegrown community.

WHAT: Launch of Resilience Exchange – Why resilience matters to your business and your

WHEN: 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Thursday, April 28

WHERE: Thorman meeting room (lower level), City 3, 801 Texas Ave.

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