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Climate Change Adaptation in urban India: The inclusive formulation of local adaptation strategies
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Planning and Media Design.
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2015 (English)In: Global NEST. International Journal, ISSN 1108-4006, Vol. 17, no 1, 61-71 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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.

Abstract [sv]

I Kota, Rajasthan, är fattigdomen utbredd i flera områden och det finns ett stort behov av att kartlägga sårbarhet och anpassningsförmåga hos olika samhällsgrupper och sektorer till klimatvariation och –förändring, och att formulera hållbara planeringsstrategier. Staden växer snabbt som ett regionalt centrum och möter stora utmaningar när det gäller vattensituationen och negativa effekter av klimatförändring. Workshops med nyckelpersoner i den kommunala förvaltningen har genomförts för att identifiera sårbarheter och diskutera konkreta strategier för att öka anpassningsförmågan på olika nivåer. Artikeln fokuserar på vattenresursplanering som en av de kritiska framtidsfrågorna relaterat till urbanisering och klimatförändringar.

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Global NEST , 2015. Vol. 17, no 1, 61-71 p.
Keyword [en]
climate change adaptation, urban planning, participatory assessment, India, slum populations, wastewater drainage, heat wave, flash flood, solid waste management
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Environmental Analysis and Construction Information Technology Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6330ISI: 000352254200007Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfoB252FDB668D4B492C1257E0B00440795OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-6330DiVA: diva2:833827
Available from: 2015-05-26 Created: 2015-03-17 Last updated: 2015-09-17Bibliographically approved

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