Research leader

Andrew Gissing Research Leader

Research team

Dr Matalena Tofa Research Team

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.

Read the final report from this project here.