The heat, water and health nexus in urban India: What is the role of research in framing climate vulnerability?


The four-part series ‘Environmental Health and Social Policy’ brings together researchers, grassroots and policy-makers to explore the convergence of heat and water stress in urban India.

This week, we learn from leading researchers in the field how they frame climate vulnerability around heat and water stress, what research is yet to explore, and what factors and constraints guide their research focus.


Dr Vidhya Venugopal Professor, Occupational and Environmental Health, Sri Ramachandra University

Dr Gulrez Azhar Former Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Dr Janakarajan Srinivasan President, South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies

Dr Poornima Prabhakaran Deputy Director, Centre for Environmental Health, PHFI

Dr Radhika Khosla Research Director, Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development | Future of Cooling, Oxford University