Publications

Road to Resilience – A Guide to Leading a Resilient Life
Road to Resilience – A Guide to Leading a Resilient Life

The book presents innovative grassroots level options for managing lifeline services suitable for urban households, colonies and clusters. The technologies and processes discussed can be applied in different urban contexts and scales. This initiative was supported by the Rockefeller Foundation through the ACCCRN programme. Download:https://issuu.com/taruleadingedge/docs/road_to_resilience_vol.1

 

Roadmap for Planning Heatwave Management in India
Roadmap for Planning Heatwave Management in India

TARU prepared the roadmap supported by CDKN to guide the national action plan on heatwave management. Released during National Consultation held in 2016, the report also included the experiences of WHO Guidance on Heat Health Action Plans (HHAP, 2008) which provides a strategic framework for country level plans aimed at preventing, reacting to, and containing heat health risks. 

UCHAI Workshop Report
UCHAI Workshop Report

Understanding Climate and Health Associations in India (UCHAI) national training workshop was a significant capacity-building effort in this nascent discipline in India; workshop report captures this in detail.

Enabling Rural Sanitation: Understanding the Business Perspective
Enabling Rural Sanitation: Understanding the Business Perspective

TARU, Ennovent and IRC forged a partnership alliance to develop a Sanitation Innovation Accelerator (SIA) for India’s rural markets. The Accelerator was a unique nation-wide search for inclusive and sustainable solutions in the rural sanitation ecosystem in India. This report captures the key highlights about the role of the accelerator, the sourcing and selection of various enterprises, due diligence processes along with key takeaways from the accelerator program.

Review Of Early Warning System
Review Of Early Warning System

The report takes into account the End-to-End Early Warning System approach of the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System.

Indore City Resilience Strategy for Changing Climate Scenarios
Indore City Resilience Strategy for Changing Climate Scenarios

The City Resilience Strategy (CRS) is an attempt to assess the scale of vulnerability on key sectors, the risks and challenges likely to be faced by the city of Indore due to possible climate change impacts, the likely impacts on crucial sectors and the kind of adaptation and interventions which can be taken to address the same.

Surat City Resilience Strategy
Surat City Resilience Strategy

The City Resilience Strategy is an attempt to assess the key city vulnerabilities, the risks and challenges likely to be posed to the city of Surat by the processes associated with climate change, the likely impacts on crucial sectors of city’s socio-economic life and the kind of adaptation interventions which can be taken to address the same.

Handbook on Achieving Thermal Comfort Within Built Environment: Volume 1
Handbook on Achieving Thermal Comfort Within Built Environment: Volume 1

The report provides information on traditional methods, new technology, native practices and cost effective solutions for increasing the thermal comfort of high, middle and low income settlements.

Handbook on achieving thermal comfort within the built environment Volume 2
Handbook on achieving thermal comfort within the built environment Volume 2

This document is for urban practitioners and managers highlighting some of the types of technology which can be implemented, how they can be implemented, indicative benefits of thermal comfort and the indicative cost for implementing cool roof options for increased comfort.

Urban Flood Mitigation– A Case of Chennai
Urban Flood Mitigation– A Case of Chennai

Widespread impact of 2015 flood brought people and institutions in and around Chennai together, to provide support to the flood victims. These documented case studies provides an insight into the actions undertaken by government departments, institutions, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), civil defense, private enterprises, Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and social media during the flood incident.