Heatwaves are Australia’s most deadly form of natural hazard, however, communities and institutions have often underestimated their impacts. Though there has been research performed on the health impacts of heatwaves in Australia, little focus has been given to the impacts on businesses and the direct financial costs of heatwaves. NSW has been impacted by a series of heatwaves since the commencement of 2017.
The CRC and Bureau of Meteorology recently provided funding towards a survey of households to identify the impacts on residents and the effectiveness of heatwave warnings, which aimed to identify the impacts of recent heatwave conditions on NSW businesses and how businesses are utilising heatwave warnings and forecasts.
|2017||Conference Paper||Heatwaves in New South Wales: how are residents and businesses coping?. AFAC17 (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2017).|
|2017||Report||Rapid response report: study of heatwave impacts on residents and businesses in western Sydney. (Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, 2017).|
|Effective risk and warning communication during natural hazards||Prof Vivienne Tippett||Queensland University of Technology|
|Analysis of community responses to the 2017 heatwave||Andrew Gissing||Risk Frontiers|
|Catastrophic and cascading events: planning and capability||Andrew Gissing||Risk Frontiers|
|Impact-based forecasting for the coastal zone: East-Coast Lows||Harald Richter||Bureau of Meteorology|
|Improved predictions of severe weather to reduce community impact||Dr Jeff Kepert||Bureau of Meteorology|