Climate Change Vulnerability & Adaptation Planning

Start Date

9th January 2011

End Date

9th February 2011

Event Type


Audience Type



Vidyavihar - Mumbai


K J Somaiya Centre For South and South East Asian Studies

Somaiya Vidyavihar
Corporate Communications Cell
Somaiya Bhavan, 3rd Floor, 45 MG Road, Fort, Mumbai 400001
Tel: 22048272

Somaiya Vidyavihar organized
'Climate Change Vulnerability & Adaptation Planning for Urban Areas'

Mumbai, December 17th 2010 - The K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT - Bombay) jointly organized a workshop on 'Climate Change Vulnerability & Adaptation Planning for Urban Areas'. It aimed to bring together experts from academia, urban planning & policy making to discuss & deliberate upon the vulnerability of cities to climate change & efforts at mainstreaming adaptation strategies into the long-term development planning of the cities. The workshop presented the findings of a study sponsored by the organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) 'Flood Risks, Climate Change Impact & Adaptation Benefits in Mumbai' carried out Mumbai. The work shop was held at the MDP room, SIMSR Main building.

The Speakers for the workshop were Prof. Anand Patwardhan & Prof. K. Narayanan of IIT - Bombay, Prof. Emma Porio, Manila University, Ms. Uma Adusumili, MMRDA, Dr. Archana Patankar, SIMSR, Mr. Mahesh Narvekar, Disaster Mgnt Cell, MCGM, Mr. B.P. Patil, Chief Engineer, MCGM, Prof. Janki Andharia, TISS, Dr. Amita Athavale, KEM Hospital, Dr. Wijitbusaba Marome, Thammasat University, Thailand, Prof. Abhay Pethe, University of Mumbai, Ms. Ritu Anand, IDFC & Mr. Debi Goenka, CAT

About Somaiya Vidyavihar: (
Somaiya Vidyavihar, founded in 1953 by Padmabhushan (late) Shri K.J. Somaiya, is part of the INRs 800 crore Somaiya Group, with diversified interests in Sugar, Power, Industrial Alcohol, Bulk Organic chemicals, Bio-organic fertilizers and dehydrated food products. The core values of our Founder, namely Integrity, Honesty, Philanthropy and Social Awareness, are strongly ingrained in every thread of the group’s fabric.

Somaiya Vidyavihar was set up with the aim to provide value based holistic education to the youth of India. Today the Vidyavihar campus has evolved into a sprawling 65 acre complex at Ghatkopar (a central suburb of Mumbai) encompassing 34 institutions, 27000 students and 2000 faculty. The complex has all the infrastructure to nurture a quality education environment. Over the past six decades, Somaiya Vidyavihar has generated a considerable amount of goodwill amongst the community and is now aiming to transform itself into a “world class global education centre”.