The CHARISMA dashboard can be accessed through this link. The dashboard, developed in the “Climate HeAlth RISk MAnagement in India” project, is a decision support system facilitating planning and policy making focused on health impacts due to climate change in several cities across India.
Funded through international climate financing by the Flemish Government, VITO co-created the platform with its consortium partners, Avia-GIS and PHFI-CEH; the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University Lucknow; the Lucknow Municipal Corporation; and other Indian urban, climate and health experts. The dashboard contains a rich collection of GIS mapping, analyses and modelling results, integrating urban growth, climatic conditions and vector borne disease trajectories from 2010 to 2050 and up to 2070.
These digital multi-layered outputs can for instance be used for integrated urban planning or to identify and highlight urban areas of concern, also taking into account socio-economic factors through the 2011 census data which are integrated in the platform at ward level.
The digitized information can be further used for constructing other layers related to environment and infrastructure development. For Lucknow, illustrative one-meter resolution mapping, obtained through a student capacity building approach is added to highlight the micro-level detail that can be obtained to support tailored interventions at the neighbourhood and street level.