Building Resilience For Heat Waves and Drought:
Preparing for Phoenix’s Uncertain Future
Saturday, September 16th
Arizona Science Center, 600 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
How should Phoenix and surrounding communities build resilience for dealing with weather and climate-related hazards in the coming decades? Participants will use visualizations to explore potential vulnerabilities to our infrastructures, social networks, and ecosystems from heat wave and drought events. Participants will discuss tradeoffs and uncertainties associated with potential strategies for addressing these threats, focusing on the priorities and needs of relevant stakeholders. At the event’s conclusion, participants will make recommendations for increasing community resilience.
Apply to participate in this day-long forum at the Arizona Science Center on Saturday, September 16. The event is designed to gather the opinions of a diverse range of people from different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Participants don’t need to know anything about the topic to be selected. A stipend will be provided to participants who attend.