Heat Management in Rural Towns

This webinar is all about heat and heat management. Since the industrial revolution human induced climate change has warmed the earth and this is predicted to increase significantly making heat one of the largest risks to be managed with our changing climate. In this webinar we share information on a study completed for the climate hub focused on heat in Proserpine. Dr Stephanie Jacobs, a climate scientist, presents details of the heat mapping and modelling completed, she’ll provide information on how heat is expected to increase in Proserpine and explain the heat mitigation methods tested. 

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  • Dr Buyani Thomy is an environmental economist with a PhD in the non-market valuation of urban amenity benefits attributable to urban waterway enhancement and naturalisation. Since joining NCEconomics in 2018 Buyani has undertaken a number of studies on the value of urban amenity enhancement across green space, waterways and coastal zones. Buyani has worked extensively with Dr Stephanie Jacobs integrating urban cooling and economic model estimates.

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  • Dr Stephanie Jacobs is a climate scientist specialising in urban climate and cooling, climate change and heat stress. She completed her PhD research in modelling urban heat mitigation strategies and human heat stress for Melbourne during heatwaves from the current and future climate. For Mosaic Insights, Stephanie conducts spatial urban heat modelling from the street scale up to the local government scale using a range of microclimate models to determine the best way to cool the urban environment.