Environment and Biodiversity - Key Projects
Project Name: Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN India)
Client: The Rockefeller Foundation
Taru is Rockefeller Foundation’s India country partner for the “Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network,” a major climate change initiative that focuses upon assessing Climate Change related risks in 40+ cities across four countries (India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam), and building climate change resilience to a changing, challenging urban environment. The initiative aims to catalyze attention, funding, and action in three primary areas: 1. Experimenting with and testing local approaches to building climate change resilience for institutions and systems serving poor and vulnerable communities, 2. Promoting, demonstrating, and disseminating knowledge about these and other viable approaches, 3. Increasing awareness among funders, practitioners, policy makers and business on the need to invest in building climate resilience.
Project Name: Coastal Area Plan for Godavari District (1997-1999)
Taru assisted the Coastal Area Plan, supported by the European Union through OXFAM/ HIVOS and implemented by five NGOs, in the cyclone-affected coastal regions of East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh. This was a three-year programme with components of community based disaster mitigation, contingency planning, strengthening/ reconstruction of damaged houses and lifeline infrastructure and Taru provided project management assistance and community-based disaster mitigation expertise to it.
Project Name: Urban Environmental Services Master Plan for Lucknow (1996-2021)
Client: WSO, ODA
The assignment encompassed developing, synthesizing and producing the Master Plan focused on improvements to water supply, sewerage and sanitation, surface water drainage and solid waste services with a view to improving the living conditions in the city and emphasized the situation of the urban poor and other vulnerable groups.