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September, 2017
This presentation was delivered by Dr. Umamaheshwaran Rajsekar at the webinar entitled “City under Rising Temperature” on 8 September 2017. He explores technology options to improve thermal comfort options for low rise high density urban development. Implementation of the projects...
May, 2017
Author: Dr. Suresh Kumar Rathi, Vikas Desai, P. Jariwala, H. Desai, A. Naik, A. Joseph
ABSTRACTBackground: Ample information is available on extreme heat associated mortality for few Indian cities, but scant literature is available on effect of temperature on spatial variability of all-cause mortality for coastal cities. Objective: To assess the effect of daily maximum temperature,...
January, 2017
Author: National Institute of Urban Affairs
India falls in tropical and subtropical zones and receives plenty of sunshine throughout the year. Some periods of summer season in India, are exceptionally hot. Higher daily peak temperatures and longer, more intense heat waves are becoming increasingly frequent globally due to climate change....
November, 2016
Author: Dr. Anand Krishnan, Dr. Anil Gupta, Dr. Anuradha Shukla, Ms. Meena Sehgal, Dr. Rais Akhtar, Dr. Sangeet Srivastava, Dr. Shyamala Mani
Led by Taru Leading Edge , Dehli, the process of mapping the pathway has been inclusive and participatory. The report draws on both available best expertise as well as recent rapidly evolving experience and learning of managing heatwaves in Indian cities.
June, 2016
Author: Vikas Desai
Global temperature rise has already started shooting its local effects. India witnessed highest temperature records since 2010 and noticeable increase from 2014-2016.  In case of coastal cities like Surat, not only heat but humidity too plays a vital role. Well-being of citizens as well as...
April, 2016
Author: Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation
Climate change is leading to an increase in average temperatures and increased possibilities of severe heat waves. Extreme heat can lead to dangerous, even deadly, health consequences, including heat stress and heatstroke. The city of Ahmedabad had a major heat wave in May 2010, which led to 1...
April, 2016
Author: Tina Kunz-Plapp, Julia Hackenbruch, Janus Willem Schipper
Heat waves and the consequent heat stress of urban populations have a growing relevance in urban risk management and strategies of urban adaptation to climate change. In this context, social science studies on subjective experiencing of heat as stress by urban citizens are a new emerging field....
April, 2016
Author: Vikas Desai, Urvi Patel, Suresh K Rathi, Shailesh Wagle, Hemant S Desai
Climate czars have brought up an ascent in mean surface temperature of 2oC above pre-industrial levels will put the earth in unsafe, uncharted region. Heat is less regarded as highly appreciable hazard for Indian Cities. Surat (coastal) city is highly vulnerable to climate change due to its...
April, 2016
Author: Vikas Desai, Shailesh Wagle, Suresh Kumar Rathi, Urvi Patel, Hemant S. Desai, Kaplesh Khatri
A wealth of information is available on extreme heat and humidity associated with mortality for cities of the developed world, but there is a dearth in the literature for coastal cities of the developing world. The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of ambient heat on all-cause...
April, 2016
Author: UHCRC
Urban health is the recent agenda in India. While it’s in developmental phase need to consider climate change in urban health planning have strongly emerged. Due to its location, socio demographic profile, industrialisation, floods and climate events Surat city is vulnerable to climate...