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Heat and Air Quality Resilience (HAQR) Work Group

HAQR is a network of Santa Clara County jurisdictions, community-based organizations, academia partners, and environmental stakeholders focused on sharing research and data, leveraging resources, and coordinating the implementation of strategies and projects to increase the county’s resilience to extreme heat and impaired air quality.

Current Work Group Chairs

● Marsha Hovey, Collaborating Agencies' Disaster Relief Effort
● C.J. Gabbe, Santa Clara University

Work Group Resources

Meeting Materials

May 29, 2024

• HeatRisk Tool and Summer Heat Forecast
• Expanding Access to Cooling Centers in SCC

November 29, 2023

• Presentation by BAAQMD on wildfire smoke health communications and grant programs

May 31, 2023

• Three-year work plan
• Presentation from Breathe California and Santa Clara University

February 28, 2024

• Extreme Heat and Community Resilience Grant Program (EHCRP)
• EHCRP Opportunity Alignment with HAQR

August 23, 2023

• Extreme heat social media campaign
• SCC Fire's wildfire mitigation efforts
• Community engagement strategies

February 28, 2023

• HAQR Structure
• Climate Impact Compendium project

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