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Cities flooded as climate change leads to short bursts of intense rain

The travails of city dwellers in India due to flooding and waterlogging will only increase unless town planners account for climate change effects while designing storm water drains

In a typically Indian paradox, large parts of the country remain water-stressed for a greater part of the year, but reel under devastating floods or severe waterlogging after heavy downpours…Read More

Chennai takes baby steps to restore water bodies

Jolted out of complacency after the devastating 2015 floods in Chennai, city authorities have begun to restore water bodies in the coastal metropolis. But experts and activists say that there’s a long way to go

Whenever P. Hemamalini goes to her house in West Mambalam in Chennai, she goes past a Lake View Road. But she says there’s neither a view nor a lake along the road…Read More