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How to deal with heatwaves: 7 lessons to learn from warmer countries

Cities need to plan ahead to ensure water supplies stay on during heatwaves. Image: Unsplash/Artem Beliaikin

Laurie Goering

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Planning ahead to ensure water and power supplies stay on is crucial to battling heatwave. Image: REUTERS/Kevin Coombs.

A man drinks water from a public drinking establishment during a heatwave in Nijmegen, Netherlands July 18, 2022. Image: REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw.

Do summer heatwaves lead to an increase in deaths? Image: Office for national statistics.

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