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Heat related Resources

This page contains links to a repository of Heat related resources including IEC materials, research material etc. developed by Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar.

IEC Materials

Public awareness films and videos on Heat developed by IIPH Gandhinagar and National Disaster Management Authority, Govt of India, can be found here in the NDMA website: http://ndma.gov.in/Resources/awareness/heatwave 

Research Papers: 

1.      A Cross-Sectional, Randomized Cluster Sample Survey of Household Vulnerability to Extreme Heat among Slum Dwellers in Ahmedabad, https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/10/6/2515    

2.      Neonates in Ahmedabad, India during the 2010 heat wave: a climate change adaptation  http://downloads.hindawi.com/journals/jeph/2014/946875.pdf

3.      Heat-related mortality in India: Excess all-cause mortality associated with the 2010 Ahmedabad heat wave: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0091831&type=printable

4.      Development and Implementation of South Asia’s First Heat-Health Action Plan in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India:  https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/11/4/3473

5.      Building Resilience to Climate Change: Pilot Evaluation of the Impact of India’s First Heat Action Plan on All-Cause Mortality: http://downloads.hindawi.com/journals/jeph/2018/7973519.pdf  

6.      Perceived heat stress and health effects on construction workers:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26957814  

7.      Development of Ahmedabad’s Air Information and Response (AIR) Plan to Protect Public Health:  https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/15/7/1460  

8.  Extreme Heat Kills even in very hot cities: Evidence from Nagpur, India: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7740051/ 

Ahmedabad’s 2018 & 2019 Heat Action Plan is here: 

2018: https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/ahmedabad-heat-action-plan-2018.pdf

2019: https://www.nrdc.org/resources/rising-temperatures-deadly-threat-preparing-communities-india-extreme-heat-events  

A fact sheet on expanding heat action plans in India is herehttps://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/india-heat-resilient-cities-ib.pdf

A how to manual and city resilience tool kit is herehttps://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/ahmedabad-resilience-toolkit.pdf

An interim cool roofs issue brief is here: https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/cool-roofs-extreme-heat-ib.pdf

The National Disaster Management Authority’s heat guidelines are herehttp://www.ndma.gov.in/images/guidelines/heatwaveguidelines2017.pdf

Ahmedabad Air Information & Response (AIR) Plan: https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/air_plan_2018_dec3_v2.pdf

Awards and recognition:

Earth Care Award 2018: Video: Leadership in Urban Climate Action―Beat the Heat https://www.nrdc.org/experts/anjali-jaiswal/video-leadership-urban-climate-action-beat-heat

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