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Feeling Hot Hot Hot!

6 February 2019

Adelaide Town Hall

Business Courses & Workshops

As our climate changes, 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 Adelaide as well as practical actions that can be taken to manage your risks.


  • Anthony Penney, Executive Director of Industry and Government Engagement, Business SA
  • Chris Beattie, Chief Officer, South Australian State Emergency Service 
  • Dr Fay Jenkins – Acting Executive Director, Public Health Services, SA Health
  • Frank Crisci, Emergency Manager, SA Power Networks
  • Hitaf Rasheed, Executive Director, Events SA, SA Tourism Commission
  • John Nairn, State Manager, Bureau of Meteorology 
  • Ken Long, Chairman, Adelaide Sustainable Building Networ
  • Rose Rhodes PSM, Chairperson SA Divisional Advisory Board, Australian Red Cross
  • Tim Jarvis, Environmental Scientist & Explorer


6:00 pm - Stalls, Networking & Nibbles
6:30 pm - Panel Discussion
8:00 pm - Stalls & Networking
8:30 pm - Close


  • Adelaide Sustainable Building Network
  • Australian Red Cross
  • SA Health
  • South Australian State Emergency Service
  • Resilient East 
  • Water Sensitive Cities

Resilient East is an initiative between the City of Adelaide, Campbelltown City Council (SA), the City of Burnside, City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, City of Prospect, City of Tea Tree Gully, City of Unley and the Town of Walkerville. Our goal is to improve the resilience of communities, assets and infrastructure, local economies and natural environments so we can cope with the challenges and opportunities of climate change. For more information on Resilient East please visit the City of Adelaide website.

Join the conversation on social media! #FeelingHot2019 #ResilientEast

Photo and video will be taken at this event and used in social media, websites or other promotional materials.

Contact Details

Bec Taylor

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Feeling Hot Hot Hot!