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A woman fetches water from a nearly dry well at Shahapur Taluka, Maharashtra, India
Prajkta Harishchandra Gaikwad from the Yashwantrao Chavan School of Social Work describes how communities in the Satara district of Maharashtra are using traditional earthen pots to keep drinking water cool during heat waves.
Climate and Development Knowledge Network
Bihar’s heat action plan contains important strategies but is underfunded and poorly implemented – a theme common across Indian states’ responses to the growing problem of extreme heat, experts say
The Third Pole
This paper describes the current state of rainfall-driven flood research in India, focusing on how the scholarly community approaches the causes, impacts, and mitigation strategies in urban settings.
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)
The authors piloted SenseMaker, a digital ethnography tool designed to capture individual, embodied experiences, biases, and perceptions to map vulnerabilities and resilience to climate impacts in the Gaya District in Bihar.
Sustainability (MDPI)
Extreme weather, climate and water-related events caused nearly 12, 000 disasters worldwide between 1970 and 2021
Down To Earth
Insurance schemes launched for heat, cyclones, drought. Value of parametric insurance seen at $29.3 bln by 2031. Many have paid out as climate impacts worsen.
Thomson Reuters
An Indian farmer winnows the wheat harvest on the road in Sengottai, Tamilnadu, India.
In a new study, scientists developed a tool for Indian farmers in the region of Nashik to provide weather forecasts and irrigation suggestions of a single farm. Could be used across the region’s 6,000 hectares of farmland—and potentially beyond.
Eos - AGU
India's farmers face mounting losses as drought worsens, with some even driven to suicide, spurring calls for social protection to ease the pressure. About 30 farmers died by suicide daily in 2021.
The Coastal Road, which is counted as one of the most significant upcoming infrastructure projects of Mumbai, will be a part of deliberations in the upcoming G-20 2nd Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group (DRRWG) Meet in Mumbai.
The Print
This policy brief aims to further the presidency’s priority on green development, climate finance & lifestyle for environment (LiFE) for this year’s G20.
Observer Research Foundation