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REPORT: Addressing vulnerability to the health risks of extreme heat in urbanising Ahmedabad, India

Extreme heat events are having a significant impact in India, where summer temperatures are historically high. A team of academic, health and environmental groups, led by the Natural Resources Defe
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POLICY BRIEF: Heat-Related Mortality in India Associated with the 2010 Ahmedabad Heat Wave

The purpose of this study, Heat-Related Mortality in India: Excess All-Cause Mortality Associated with the 2010 Ahmedabad Heat Wave, is to characterize the heat wave impact and assess the associated excess mortality as a result of Ahmedabad’s 2010 heatwave.
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REPORT: Development and Implementation of South Asia’s First Heat-Health Action Plan in Ahmedabad

This paper, Development and Implementation of South Asia’s First Heat-Health Action Plan in Ahmedabad (Gujarat, India), describes the initial steps in the plan’s development and implementation of Ahmedabad’s heat action plan.
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REPORT: A Cross-Sectional, Randomized Cluster Sample Survey of Household Vulnerability to Extreme Heat among Slum Dwellers in Ahmedabad, India

This study, A Cross-Sectional, Randomized Cluster Sample Survey of Household Vulnerability to Extreme Heat among Slum Dwellers in Ahmedabad, India uses randomized cluster sampling of the residents of informal settlements in Ahmedabad, India. The aim was to evaluate factors potentially associated with vulnerability to heat, a prevalent concern that is expected to worsen with climate change.
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REPORT: Ahmedabad Heat Action Plan 2013: Guide to extreme heat planning in Ahmedabad, India

Ahmedabad’s 2013 Heat Action Plan is the first comprehensive early warning system and preparedness plan for extreme heat events in India. The Plan creates immediate and longer term actions to increase preparedness, information sharing, and response coordination to reduce the health impacts of extreme heat on vulnerable populations.
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