Building Adaptation and Resilience to Heat Waves

Bhatt, M., et. al
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Date published
01 Jan 2023
Development & humanitarian aid, Disaster preparedness, resilience and risk reduction, Disaster preparedness, Disaster risk reduction, Environment & climate, Governance

This issue of the titled “Building Adaptation and Resilience to Heat Waves,” discusses the timely need for the mainstream implementation of adaptation strategies against extreme heat, especially in the sprawling urban cities of South Asia. This issue's contents include: 

  1. The City Coolers;
  2. How can Women Lead Heat Risk Mitigation at all Levels?; 
  3. The Need for Research-based Evidence to Support Humanitarian Action on Heat Waves: Reflections from 2020-2022;
  4. The Case for Greater Focus on Heat Waves in Higher Education;
  5. Heat Wave: Risk, Adaptation and Mitigation at AIDMI;
  6. Pivots for Heat Resilience;
  7. Response to Heat Waves in India;
  8. References for Heat Wave Management; and
  9.  Data and Demand: Heat Wave Work by AIDMI.

Some of the best thinkers, researchers, experts, and activists, including Mihir R. Bhatt with AIDMI Team; Leesa Chesser, Fellow with the Salzburg Global Seminar, Australia; Mike Clarke and Virginia Murray, WHO Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management Research Network, WHO Kobe Centre, Japan; Ainsley Trahan, PhD Student, University of Cambridge (Cambridge Disaster Research Network), UK; Dr. Aditya V. Bahadur, International Institute for Environment and Development, UK; Saji Varghese, Head, Emergency Relief, HEA Department, World Vision India, Tamil Nadu, India; and Maj Gen Alok Raj, PVSM, AVSM, (Retd), India.