Sheltering from a gathering storm: flood resilience in India

The Sheltering From a Gathering Storm project aims to improve understanding of the costs and benefits of climate resilient housing and contribute to the transformative change necessary to make communities more resilient to future disasters. Using cost-benefit analysis, this applied research project aims to provide insights into the economic and nonfinancial returns on adaptive, resilient shelter designs that take into consideration hazards such as flooding, waterlogging, and temperature and humidity increases. A larger goal of this project is to generate information and evidence that would support decision making at various levels and to promote investment in climate adaptive measures for risk reduction that are also cost-effective and beneficial for all stakeholders in the long term.