Faculty Advisor

deWinter, Jennifer

Faculty Advisor

Golding, Dominic

Project Center

London, England


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

Date Accepted

June 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs