Monsoon floods will only get worse in India. This is what can be done to help

04 Aug 2018

Several studies on the Indian region have documented a significant rise in the frequency and duration of monsoon rainfall during the recent decades. Therefore, increase in frequency of high intensity and erratic rainfall is the likely hydrological future of India. TERI, with the use of high-end hydrological and spatial models, studied the urban flood issue in the entire Mumbai Metropolitan area and identified flood hotspot areas within the city. Its recommendations and interventions have been suggested to the state government as part of 'Maharashtra State Action Plan for Climate Change.' Like Mumbai, several other cities, such as Bengaluru, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Surat, Ahmedabad, Gurugram, are facing the issue of urban flooding.

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