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Flood management, mitigation & resilience

Options for urban flood resilience within Indian cities: Findings from the high level national stakeholder consultation

Presentation given at InterFLOOD Asia 28 March 2019

Putting Water at the Heart of Urban Planning session chaired by Dr. Hanneke Schuurmans, Leading Professional, Early Warning & Flood Forecasting, Royal HaskoningDHV

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Dr. Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar - Chair, Urban Resilience, National Institute of Urban Affairs, India

Dr. Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar

Dr. Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar

Chair, Urban Resilience, National Institute of Urban Affairs, India

Dr. Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar is Chair, Urban Resilience at National Institute of Urban Affairs and is a risk and resilience professional in India. He has over 15 years of experience in developing risk reduction strategies, climate change analysis, hazard modelling, institutional analysis, adaptation & mitigation plans for governments, INGOs, bi-lateral and multi-lateral agencies. His interest and recent work with Asian Development Bank, DFiD, Rockefeller Foundation, Oxford Policy Management and Smart Power India are targeted towards bridging the gap between technology and society to enable informed decision making in a changing environment. He has been the team leader and project manager for pioneering urban risk resilience efforts in India including implementation of end to end early warning systems for urban floods, establishment of urban health and climate resilience center, development of urban disease surveillance system, mainstreaming of urban service monitoring systems, conduct of urban risk analysis and preparation of city resilience strategies. His work has been published as peer reviewed journal articles, technical reports and has been presented at international and national forums. His recent work on development and implementation of Urban Services Monitoring System has been recognized as an intervention to watch, by the U.N Secretary General’s global pulse initiative.

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