Hounslow Contingency Planning Unit
The purpose of this project was to aid the London Borough of Hounslow in improving their heatwave emergency plans and to assist in an experimental project that aims to determine if heatwave models can be used for emergency planning. We accomplished these tasks by first reviewing previously developed models in order to build an operational definition of vulnerability. We then began a large-scale review of data available in the borough that could be used for heat wave modelling and emergency planning. Finally, we created a set of recommendations for the borough and highlighted areas we found to be most at risk to heatwaves based on the data we identified. We also pinpointed key areas of our project that future projects may want to expand upon.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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