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UK’s resilience to heatwaves examined

15 May 2018

Environmental Audit Committee explores how heatwaves affect buildings, cities and vital infrastructure such as transport.

Witnesses

Tuesday 15 May, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 10.15am

  • Dr Anastasia Mylona, Research Manager, Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers
  • Cassie Sutherland, Policy and Programmes Manager for climate change adaptation, Greater London Authority
  • Emma Fryer, Associate Director, techUK
  • Sam Longman, Policy Manager for Environment (City Planning), Transport for London

At 11.15am

  • Aaron Burton, Director of Policy and Innovation, Waterwise
  • Alex Plant, Regulation Director
  • Anglian Water, Paul Hickey, Deputy Director of Water Resources, Environment Agency

First panel

The first panel explores how heatwaves affect buildings, cities and vital infrastructure such as transport. The Committee will seek to establish how the risk of overheating can be mitigated and whether current policy is sufficient to address the health, wellbeing and productivity risks brought by heatwaves.

Second panel

The second panel explores the resilience of the water supply to high temperatures. Questions will address the risk of drought and high demand for water during heatwaves. Witnesses include representatives from the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers, Transport for London and the Environment Agency.

Further information

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