Climate change and its adverse effects are an immediate concern for urban areas across the world. Changes in urban spaces are linked to global warming and its influences on the natural weather pattern make cities vulnerable to natural calamities and changing disease patterns. UMC understands these concerns and trains and aids local government to create programs and develop infrastructure to adapt to and mitigate effects of climate change in urban areas. UMC integrates responses to climate change adaptation and mitigation across all its areas of work. UMC has also prepared disaster management plans for local governments understanding the critical link with climate change.
- Worked with AMC to identify data on existing urban health infrastructure by identifying slum pockets and communities on a base map of Ahmedabad city, India
- Undertaken sanitation rating of cities in Gujarat and Rajasthan, India under the National Urban Sanitation Policy of Government of India
- Working on a Performance Assessment System in Water and Sanitation across 166 cities in Gujarat, India for improvement in the water and sanitation sector
- Prepared a manual for Preparation of Disaster Management Plans for cities in Andhra Pradesh, India
- Post-Tsunami Reconstruction CityLinks partnership between Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore and Nagapattinam Municipalities and cities of Florida/USA with financial support from USAID