Water water everywhere and we must stop to think

Synopsis: Floods have begun to affect an increasing area of India with rising intensity and frequency. Urban infrastructure is under severe pressure, and it’s unclear if we are prepared for worse. Introduction Incidents of floods in urban areas have been increasing year after year in India. Rainy season flooding in metro cities like Mumbai and… Continue reading Water water everywhere and we must stop to think

Flood management that cannot be watered down 

Synopsis: Various issues regarding Indo-Nepal Flood management system and the way forward. Introduction  Many of Bihar’s districts faces serious challenges with recurrent and massive flooding. This year also, they faced double problem of flooding and the novel coronavirus pandemic.   Some of Nepal’s biggest river systems originate in the Himalayan glaciers which then flow into India through Bihar. During… Continue reading Flood management that cannot be watered down 

Urbanisation to blame for Chennai’s flood woes, integrated system need of the hour: Report

What is the news? If timely measures to put in place a flood management system are not taken, Chennai could see a rerun of 2015 floods, says Tamil Nadu government. The state additional chief secretary had filed the report on the action taken by the government with regard to measures to prevent recurrence of flooding.… Continue reading Urbanisation to blame for Chennai’s flood woes, integrated system need of the hour: Report

Big cities need to upgrade water run-off systems

Source: TOI Relevance: Fighting the recurring issue of urban flooding Synopsis: Upgradation of storm water drain designs and making storm water drain management a part of smart cities mission is required to fight the problem of urban flooding. Background Every monsoon after a few hours of rainfall our metros are inundated. This annual urban horror… Continue reading Big cities need to upgrade water run-off systems