CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN URBAN INDIA: THE INCLUSIVE FORMULATION OF LOCAL ADAPTATION STRATEGIES
2015 (English)In: GLOBAL NEST JOURNAL, ISSN 1790-7632, Vol. 17, no 1, 61-71 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In Kota, the third largest city of Rajasthan, poverty levels are high in many areas and there is a great need to assess the vulnerability and adaptive capacity of different societal groups and sectors to the impacts of climatic variability and change, and to formulate sustainable planning strategies. The city is a large rapidly growing centre (but not a megacity), facing a varied and challenging water situation and anticipated harmful effects of climate change. The methodological approach involves participatory workshops with key stakeholders in urban administration to identify vulnerabilities, and discuss concrete strategies for increasing the adaptive capacity of the most vulnerable areas and sectors. The paper focuses on water resource planning (storm, potable, and wastewater), since it is already a challenging societal issue and one which will become even more critical in the future with climate change. We aim to contribute to improved urban water management for sustainable climate change adaptation in developing countries through an improved methodology of vulnerability assessments, capacity building and social learning, and a deeper empirical understanding of an urban context in Central India.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
GLOBAL NETWORK ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY , 2015. Vol. 17, no 1, 61-71 p.
climate change adaptation; urban planning; participatory assessment; India; slum populations; wastewater drainage; heat wave; flash flood; solid waste management
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-117671ISI: 000352254200007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-117671DiVA: diva2:811327
Funding Agencies|Sarec/Sida [AWE-2010-138]2015-05-112015-05-062016-06-14