Delhi’s monsoon woes – the need for a scientifically-developed Drainage Master Plan
With the recent visit by US Secretary of State, John Kerry, Delhi has made headlines not only for regional geopolitics but also due to the flooding of the city and – the traffic snarls prompted by the heavy monsoon rains.
DHI’s Role in Urban Water Sector in India
It is expected that by 2030, more than 40 % of our country's population will be inhabiting urban areas. Sufficient and safe drinking water, sanitation, effective management of urban flooding and wastewater treatment are pre-requisites of any city to make it sustainable and liveable. Migration of such a large proportion of India’s population to urban areas will cause extreme pressure on land and water resources which will in turn enhance the risk associated with various water related challenges.