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Experience to Action Surat city Climate Change and Health Vulnerability

Published in March 2015

Effect of ambient heat on all-cause mortality in
the coastal city of Surat, India

Keywords: Ambient heat, mortality, temperature,
humidity, urban population.

Summer Temperature and Spatial Variability of
all-Cause Mortality in Surat City, India

Keywords: Heat Index, humidity, mortality, spatial variability, Surat, temperature

Urban Health System and
Climate Resilience—
Surat Case Study

Keywords: Urbanization, Urban Health, Climate Change, Disease Surveillance, Surat

Temperature and Humidity Variability for Surat (coastal) city, India

Keywords: Climate, Humidity, Heat Index, Heat Wave, Surat

Integrating Life skills with
Environment Education

Lessons Learnt from Surat city Experience

‘Culture’ Lens Matters while Thinking Urban Health Inequity

Published by Anuj Ghanekar.

Implication of Census data for Urban Vulnerability Assessment– A case of Surat City

Climate change vulnerability assessment can be carried out with Macro level and micro level.
Macro level approaches are demographic and make use of large scale existing data within
Government systems, E.g., Census in Indian context. On the other hand, micro level approaches are
taxonomic and carried out regionally with cross sectional primary assessments. Often researchers
make use of combination of both approaches for building substantial evidence. In this context,
census data can be used for urban vulnerability profiling and understanding the scope of further
micro-level studies to be carried out locally. The current study represents how macro-level
vulnerability assessment using census data can provide backbone for micro-level studies.

Building Resilience to Climate Change and Health: Can Adolescents in Urban Slums be the Answer?

Climate change and health hazards can be tackled by developing potential of adolescents from
urban slums. The paper describes profile of adolescents in slums of flood vulnerable Surat city along with their climate change inclusive health perspective.

Adolescents Responsive Health System– Lessons learnt from an Implementation Research

“Adolescents’ responsive Health Resilience System” was an implementation research (2018-19) by Surat Municipal Corporation & UNICEF in Surat. Implementation partner was Urban Health
and Climate Resilience Center of Excellence. The objective of present research was to
demonstrate a feasible model of Adolescents Responsive Health system specific to urban slum context, at pilot level.

City Heat and Health Action – A case of
Convergence and local capacity building

In response to Climate and health vulnerability of Surat city in India, Local Self Government
(LSG) established Urban Health and Climate Resilience Cent

Monsoon- in the views of urban people

(1) To know the problems faced by people during monsoon. 2) To know how they cop up with it
2) To know the participants view related to monsoon

Enablers of multi-stakeholder collaborations that
facilitate urban climate
change resilience: experience
from Surat

Planning for climate change resilience is one of the most complex challenges that cities face at present.
Creation of functional multi-stakeholder collaborations is a critical component in a city’s resilience
effort. The disaster-prone city of Surat has developed effective working collaborations in the area
of public health post the 1994 flood and the subsequent plague outbreak. We studied the
institutionalised multi-stakeholder collaboration “Surat Climate Change Trust (SCCT)” and other
collaborative efforts

Institutionalizing the Urban Health &
Climate Resilience

Publication by UHCRCE

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