Extreme Weather Impacts

Increased exposure to extreme weather requires improved knowledge of impacts
Minimizing impacts from extreme weather requires collaboration

Extreme weather and climate events such as flood, drought, windstorms and heat waves pose multi-dimensional hazards, with the impacts felt across society. Economic losses, tangible and intangible effects on health, and natural resource losses are but a few of the consequences that affect the most vulnerable sectors to the greatest extent. Resilient systems are able to recover rapidly to a stable state of operation and rebound from multi-dimensional hazards with acceptable levels of impact to society, the economy or the environment. However, planning and designing resilient systems require two-way collaboration between information producers to develop robust, well communicated predictions and advice on the impacts from extreme events.