Heatwaves constitute a potential threat to many of India’s states, including Odisha, and their impact could become acute without adaptive capacity. This research brief explores the perceived causes and experiences of climate change and heatwave by stakeholders in the district. It summarizes reported effects on livelihoods, food security, and livestock; water and sanitation; and health, and reviews coping strategies offered by respondents. The report includes a number of recommendations to meet the needs of the population as indicated by the findings.
Patel, Sangram Kishor. 2018. "Community-level assessment of heatwaves in Odisha State, India: Effects, resilience and implications," research brief. New Delhi: Population Council.
Climate Change Vulnerability and Resilience; Population, Environmental Risks, and the Climate Crisis (PERCC)