Heat Islands

Webcast on Advancing Heat Island Mitigation in Canada and the United States

Health Canada’s Climate Change and Innovation Bureau and EPA’s Heat Island Reduction Program would like to invite you to a webinar—part of a Cool Communities webinar series hosted by Health Canada—showcasing innovative community-level initiatives that help reduce the urban heat island effect.

Advancing Heat Island Mitigation 
in Canada and the United States


Thursday August 18th, 2016
1:00 – 2:30 PM Eastern Time

From Canada:  
Health Canada's Approach to Supporting Cool Communities
Gregory Richardson

Health Canada
Gregory Richardson will speak about Health Canada’s program activities to increase heat resiliency across Canadian communities and highlight practical community tools.

Mitigating the Urban Heat Island in the City of Windsor's Parks and Downtown 
Karina Richters

City of Windsor, Ontario 
Karina Richters will share practical examples of how the City of Windsor, Ontario, is addressing the risks of increasing temperatures in a changing climate. The presentation will focus on improving the thermal comfort in city parks and the next steps for reducing the heat island effect in Windsor’s downtown.

From the United States:  
U.S. Federal, State, and Local Activities on Heat Island Mitigation

Victoria Ludwig
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
Victoria Ludwig will provide an overview of EPA's heat island reduction program and the policy measures currently employed by states and cities in the U.S. to reduce heat islands.

Beating the Heat in Louisville with Data Driven Solutions
Maria Koetter
Louisville Metro Government, Kentucky 
Maria Koetter will share the development of a comprehensive action plan for citywide mitigation of the heat island effect in Louisville, Kentucky.