26 resource(s) found
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,...
November, 2016
Surat is one of the most prosperous cities in India. It has been facing floods since its formation, and even after the construction of the Ukai dam, the floods continued to damage the city. This report shows how the implementation of an early-warning system has helped to increase the resilience...
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...
June, 2016
Author: Vikas Desai
Surat is a coastal city with just comfortable temperature and humidity for mosquitoes to grow and spread disease, high migration rate, rampant construction activities and climate change trend are add on risk to mosquito born diseases in the city. Vulnerability of city to mosquito born diseases is...
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: 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...
June, 2015
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Surat CRS Poster
June, 2015
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ABSTRACT: This article discusses the methodology adapted in designing city resilience concepts under changing climate scenarios for two cities in India, namely, Indore and Surat. This initiative was undertaken in the second phase (2009-2010) of Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network ...
April, 2015
Author: Dr. Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar, Pankaj Khanna, Vishal Mehta
The impact of increasing temperatures combined with urban heat island effect is expected to be especially severe for economically weaker population, increasing vulnerabilty of its section of children and aged population. In order to address these challenges, we have experimented 13 different...
December, 2014
Author: Dr. Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar, Ashish Mishra, Vishal Mehta
This report aims to aid urban managers, engineers, architects and designers who may consider using cool roofs and passive ventilation options within urban built environment. It provides information on traditional methods, new technology, native practices anc cost-effective solutions for...