Program Locations: Nepal Terai; Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India; Gujarat, India; Tamil Nadu, India
Project Duration: September 2006–December 2009
Project Lead: Marcus Moench, President
This project involves research to test mechanisms for incorporating climate information in disaster risk reduction in order to increase understanding of the role climate information could play as a guiding element in such situations. It builds off earlier field and policy research conducted by ISET and other partners in the region.
The project involves analysis of the types of climate information required by different users along the chain of actors involved in reconstruction and rehabilitation activities from the community to national and regional levels. It also addresses the factors that influence whether or not such information is accessible in a timely and usable manner. Finally, the project tests the use and dissemination of available climate information in specific contexts where local communities, government entities, non-governmental organizations, and other actors believe it could play a key role in reducing vulnerability. Such contexts include:
The materials below are outputs from this project. All materials can also be viewed under the main menu item "RESOURCES".
This project was funded by and in partnership with:
Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG)
James Martin Institute, Oxford University
Madra Institute for Development Studies
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Sara Ahmed, Independent Consultant
Water Resources Unit