Building adaptation and resilience to heat waves

This issue of the titled “Building Adaptation and Resilience to Heat Waves,” presents the timely need for the mainstream implementation of adaptation strategies against extreme heat, especially in the sprawling urban cities of South Asia. Heat waves are characterised by abnormally high temperatures, particularly in the summer months. They have multiple damaging direct and indirect effects on health, including dehydration, exhaustion, and in more serious cases, death.

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