Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)
Infrastructural challenges of floods in India: Urban, flash floods and riverine floods
Author(s): Chetanpreet Kaur Nilon
This paper discusses the multi-faceted challenges faced by India in its efforts to mitigate disasters caused due to floods. It takes in its purview not only the riverine floods and flash floods, but also the recent destruction caused by urban floods. It discusses the infrastructural as well as administrative challenges faced due to lack of planning in developing urban areas, especially in the metropolitan cities.
This paper further discusses the various techniques which are being used to combat riverine floods, and attempts to investigate into the preventable causes of flash floods.