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Built Infrastructure for Older People's Care in Conditions of Climate Change (BIOPICCC)

 Built Infrastructure for Older People's Care in Conditions of Climate Change (BIOPICCC)

BIOPICCC is a 3-year research project (November 2009 - October 2012) funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, as part of a major research network on Adaptation and Resilience in a Changing Climate. The project will develop strategies to help ensure that the infrastructures and systems supporting the health and social care for older people (aged 65 and over) will be sufficiently resilient to withstand harmful impacts of climate change in the future, up to 2050.

The research will be conducted by a multidisciplinary team in two institutions based at Durham University and Heriot-Watt University with expertise in engineering, hazard modelling, social and geographical science and health and health care research.

Banner image: Cockermouth Floods. Source: Environment Agency, 2009.