Climate Change & Health Vulnerability Assessment

for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health and the Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services

Climate Change and Health Vulnerability Assessment

We are currently working with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) and Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services (ROWPHE) to conduct a climate change and health vulnerability assessment. The project is intended to reduce the health risks and strengthen resiliency to climate change among residents of Waterloo Region, the City of Guelph, the County of Wellington and the County of Dufferin.

This three-year project will include four key tasks. We will be (1) describing the human health risks of current climate variability and recent climate change, and the public health policies and programmes to address those risks; (2) projecting future health risks and impacts under climate change; (3) identifying and prioritizing policies and programmes to address current and projected health risks; and (4) establishing an iterative process for monitoring and managing the health risks of climate change.

We are currently in year one of the project, and hope to have a draft of the Vulnerability Assessment Report completed by Fall 2020.

Contact hana.lapp@iclei.org to learn more about the project.

 

 

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