Feeling the heat this summer?
As our climate warms, heatwaves are getting hotter, longer and more frequent.
Heatwaves kill more people than any other natural disaster including floods, cyclones or bushfires. They also cause serious damage to our health, ecosystems, agriculture, businesses, infrastructure and communities.
Fortunately there are things we can do to prepare and respond.
Join well known media identity, Amanda Blair, as she guides a panel of experts through a hypothetical extended heatwave.
You will learn about the challenges posed by heatwaves in southern Adelaide as well as practical actions that can be taken to manage your risks.
Bob Thiele, Principal, Hackham East Primary
Craig Hobart, Club Development Coordinator, City of Onkaparinga
Chris Beattie, Chief Officer, SES
Ian Cox, CEO, Hutt Street Centre
Frank Crisci, Emergency Manager, SA Power Networks
John Nairn, State Director, Bureau of Meteorology
Dr. Larissa Nicholls, Research Fellow, RMIT University
Noel Bamford, Assistant Commissioner, SA Police
Professor Paddy Phillips, Chief Medical Officer, SA Health
Paul Davy, Director, Dsquared Consulting
Rose Rhodes PSM, Chairperson SA Divisional Advisory Board, Australian Red Cross
Sandy Pitcher, Chief Executive, DEWNR
Tony Lines, General Manager City Services, City of Marion
6:30pm - Networking & Nibbles
7:00pm - Panel Discussion