Teja Malladi

Consultant - Practice | tmalladi at iihs dot ac dot in

2012    MSc,Geo-Information Sciences and Earth Observation with specialization in Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Management,University of Twente, Netherlands
2009    BArch, Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture & Fine Architecture University, Hyderabad



Countries: India
States: Karnataka
Cities: Bengaluru
Languages: English, Telugu

Teja earned MSc degree in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation with a specialisation in Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Management from the University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands. He is part of the Practice team at IIHS and also heads the Geospatial Lab. He works in the areas of natural hazard, risk and vulnerability assessment using remote sensing and geographic information systems, and also has experience in post-disaster reconstruction and rehabilitation.


Some of his recent work includes an 18-month long research project titled Disaster-related Resettlement and Relocation in Urban Areas, and geospatial analysis for the state of Odisha for identifying locations for high-intensity economic agglomerations. His recent publications include Urban India Evidence – 2015 and 2016 and Urban Atlas 2017. He has developed cases and films on urban risk. He teaches as part of the Urban Practitioners’ Programme and is the course director for ‘Working with Maps’, a three–day course on GIS.

Research Projects at IIHS

2014 onwards Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR)


Practice Projects at IIHS

2017 Makran Subduction Tsunami Risk Implications for the cities on the West Coast of India
2017 Resilience Baseline Studies
 2017 Long-term Impacts of Humanitarian Action in Chennai
2016 Reducing Relocation Risk in Urban Areas
2016 Urban India 2016 – Evidence
2015 Urban India 2015 – Evidence
2015 Identifying Locations of High-Intensity Economic Agglomeration in Odisha
2014 Sivaramakrishnan Committee for Identification of Capital for Andhra Pradesh
2014 India Urban Policy Support Partnership
2014 Integrated Urban Climate Assessment – Bengaluru
2014 Building Resilience through Integrated Development Practice – UNDP – IIHS Joint Program, India
  • Ramesh, A., Wankhade, K., Ramasamy, N., Raman, R., Devraj, R., Somasundaram, L., & Malladi, T. (2019). GIS-linked MIS for effective FSM in two Town Panchayats in Tamil Nadu, India. Poster session presented at the 5th International Faecal Sludge Management Conference, AfricaSan5, FSM5, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Malladi, T. (2018). Seismic vulnerability and risk assessment of Gangtok Region, India. In N. Martins, L. Hobeica, M. Vahanvati, P. P. Santos, J. M. Mendes, & J. Ali (Eds.), 8th International Conference on Building Resilience: Risk and Resilience in practice: Vulnerabilities, Displaced People, Local Communities and Heritages. Lisbon, Portugal: University of Lisbon.
  • Malladi, T., Dhanapal, G., & Jain, G. (2017). Democratising disaster data: Using central online platform of geo-spatial data to create awareness on disaster risks and plan DRR strategies in Indian cities. In I. Pal (Ed.), International Expert Forum on Mainstreaming Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in Education. Thailand: Asian Institute of Technology.
  • Malladi, T., & Jain, G. (2017). Lessons from Post Disaster Reconstruction in Odisha – A case of Odisha Disaster Recovery Project. Presented at the 8th International i-Rec Conference on Reconstruction and Recovery for Displaced Populations & Refugees, Toronto, June 1-2, 2017. York University
  • Jain, G., & Malladi, T. (2016). Understanding Risk Concentration in Urban India. In P. T. Costa, D. Quino, & R. A. C. Garcia (Eds.), ICUR2016 Proceedings. Paper presented at the International Conference on Urban Risks, Lisbon, 30 June-02 July (pp. 43-50). Lisbon: European Centre on Urban Risks.