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Climate Change and Extreme Events references

The references below on climate change and extreme events contain peer review publications written or co-authored by HPA scientists, chemical hazards and poisons report articles, extreme events report articles, presentations given and posters presented by HPA scientists, and reports including those for the United Nations, given and in progress.

Peer review publications

Climate Change

Extreme Events

 

Chapters in books

Extreme Events

  • Caldin H, Murray V.  Health Impacts of flooding. In: Lamond J, Booth C, Hammond F, Proverbs D, editors.  Flood Hazards: Impacts and Responses for the Built Environment. Section. London: CRC Press,13 June 2011.  ISBN: 9781439826256. 

 

Chemical Hazards and Poisons report articles of note

Climate Change

 

Extreme events

Reports (both published and those due for release in 2011)

Climate Change

Climate Change and Extreme Events

Reports in preparation

Climate Change

  • Foresight International Dimensions of Climate Change - The Implications for the UK's Health Sector of the International Dimensions of Climate Change, 2010 to 2100. Report submitted to Foresight, Government Office for Science, 8 November 2010. Lead author: Dr Delphine Grynszpan. Contributing authors: Prof Virginia Murray, Prof Irene Kreis, Dr Dominik Zenner, Dr Sotiris Vardoulakis, Miss Harriet Caldin, Dr Dilys Morgan, Dr Clare Heaviside and Professor David Heymann. Key milestone / deliverable: Launch of the report by BIS in spring 2011

Extreme events

  • International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Advisory Group of the Mid-Term Review of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). HFA report for Global Platform May 2011 Report on Databases (HFA Mid-Term Review)
  • UNISDR HFA MTR.  Murray V, Kar-Purkayastha I, Grynzpan D, Abrahams J, Musani A. Evidence for Disaster Risk Management - Information and knowledge needs for policy makers and field practitioners. In United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Hyogo Framework for Action Mid Term Review, Global Platform. May 2011 - in press.
  • WHO Regional Office for Europe/HPA – Guidance Plans for the Health Impacts of Flooding : In 2009/11 Health Protection Agency and WHO Regional Office for Europe investigated adverse health effects from floods to improve public health preparedness and response by (a) a questionnaire survey on recent flood incidents, existence and use of emergency health plans, health impacts observed and actions taken, and (b) a systematic review of epidemiological literature over the last 6 years on health impact of flooding. WHO Euro – paper submitted and being reviewed by WHO Meeting in Bonn 29-30 November. Some changes will be required and the final report will be published by WHO Euro probably in July 2011. Key milestones/deliverables: WHO Euro – Guidance Plans for the Health Impacts of Flooding report. WHO Euro – Health and Flooding: a Handbook report 
  • Department of Health National Public Mental Health Steering Group – Mental Health and Flooding: Department of Health has requested that the Health Protection Agency work on a report on the mental health after flooding as the effects of flooding events and disasters on health can be extensive and significant with particularly complex mental health impacts. The Department of Health and the Health Protection Agency collaborated to research the mental health impacts of flooding, gather known best practice on their mitigation and develop an evidence-based guidance document and this will be submitted to National Public Mental Health Steering Group in March 2011. Key milestones/deliverables: Guidance document on the mental health impacts of flooding and their mitigation

Climate Change and Extreme Events

  • IPCC Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation Co-ordinating Lead Author Chap 9.  At its 38th session (24-25 November 2008, Geneva, Switzerland), the IPCC Bureau decided to conduct a scoping meeting, to provide support for a future decision on whether to endorse the Special Report.  http://www.ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/extremes-sr/index.html  Virginia Murray nominated as a lead author by UNISDR and support by DECC and HPA in this role. The approved outline of special report is available at this link: http://www.ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/extremes-sr/approved_outline.html Final report will be available at end of 2011.


HPA Conference 2010 (presentations given and posters presented)

Presentations: Extreme Events

Kamanyire R, Maynard R, Kibble A, Bradley N, Murray V, Harrison H, et al.  The public health risk assessment and response to the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption. Health Protection Agency. HPA Conference 2010.

Elliot A, N Singh, P Loveridge, S Harcourt, S Smith, R Pnaiser. Volcanos, ash clouds and syndromic surveillance: a national surveillance response to the Eyjafjallajökull eruption. HPA Conference 2010

Presentation: Extreme Events and Climate Change

Murray V, Bickler G. Extreme weather events and other natural hazards – the work of the Health Protection Agency. Health Protection Agency HPA Conference 2010

Posters: Extreme Events

Caldin H, Davies B, Gale D, V Murray, Matthies F, Rockenschaub G, et al. Protecting health from floods: the generation of guidance.  HPA Conference 2010

Wynne Evans E, Jones L, Caldin H, Murray V,  Matthies F, Rockenschaub G, et al. Mapping of European flooding events 2000-2009. HPA Conference 2010

Poster: Extreme Events and Climate Change

Castleden M, McKee M, Murray V, Leonardi G.  Resilience thinking in health protection. HPA Conference 2010.