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 Arts University, Hyderabad



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

Teja Malladi heads the Geospatial Lab and is part of the Practice team and Risk Lab at IIHS. He has an MSc in Geo-Information Sciences and Earth Observation with specialisation in Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Management,University of Twente and a B.Arch  from Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture & Fine Arts University. Teja’s practice, research and teaching interests are in the areas of urban disaster risk reduction, hazard risk and vulnerability assessment using remote sensing and geographic information systems.


Teja is a part of several research and practice projects notably GWU-IFDR project on ‘Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy’, UKRI-GCRF funded PEAK urban project, NERC-AHRC-ESRC-GCRF project on ‘Tsunami risk for the Western Indian Ocean’ with partners UCL and IISc, CDKN project on ‘Reducing Relocation Risks in Urban Areas”, IIED project on ‘Long-term Impacts of Humanitarian Action in Chennai’, Rockefeller Foundation project on ‘Urban Policy Analysis for Risk and Resilience’ in India, World Bank funded project on ‘identifying locations for high-intensity economic agglomerations in Odisha. and is the lead author of ‘India Higher Education Atlas, 2018’, ‘India Urban Atlas, 2017’ and ‘Urban India 2015: Evidence’. He teaches as part of the Urban Practitioners’ Programme and is the course director for ‘Working with Spatial Data’. Some of his other assignments include, capacity building for disaster safe construction in Assam; reconstruction and rehabilitation for the communities affected by the ethnic violence in Kokrajhar, Assam, and studying wastewater use for irrigation purpose in peri-urban areas.

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
  • Tripathy, P., & Malladi, T. (2021, April 19–30). Global flood mapper: Democratising open EO resources for flood mapping [Paper presentation]. EGU21: Gather Online: EGU General Assembly 2021.
  • 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.