Sustainability Podcast Series: Urban Floods in India

India is witnessing a constant surge in the frequency and intensity of floods due to short-duration, high-intensity rainfall events. Now, flood events are also happening in areas with no instances of historical floods. So, how do we manage the rising flood risk? What are the latest technological interventions to minimize or mitigate such risks? Tune in to RMSI’s podcast series to understand how flood forecasting and early warning systems can help build flood resilience and ensure sustainable development.

Episode 1: Understanding Rising Flood Risk

Presenter: Pushpendra Johari, Senior Vice President – Sustainability, RMSI

The year 2020 witnessed floods in different areas in the country, having no flood history. Such unprecedented events have caused a severe impact on the economy, community, and infrastructure. So, how can we reduce flood risk in real-time? Tune in to understand the changing course of floods and the reason behind rising flood risk in the country.

Episode 2: Impact of Climate Change on Floods

Presenter: Pushpendra Johari, Senior Vice President – Sustainability, RMSI & Dr. Murari Lal, Climate Change Expert, RMSI

Want to know how changing climate is impacting the severity of floods in India? Catch our experts in a candid discussion on the connection between climate change and floods.  

Episode 3: Impact of Flash Floods in Urban Areas

Presenter: Pushpendra Johari, Senior Vice President – Sustainability, RMSI & Adityam Krovvidi, Natural Catastrophe Risk Expert, RMSI

The socio-economic and environmental impact of urban flash floods in the country is severe. Wondering the extent of damage and loss due to urban floods? Get insightful statistics from our experts.

Episode 4: Need for Flood Forecasting System

Presenter: Pushpendra Johari, Senior Vice President – Sustainability, RMSI & Dr. Pratap Singh, Water Resource Expert, RMSI

Tune in to hear from our experts on the factors driving the severity of floods, and the need for flood forecasting and early warning system to reduce flood risks.

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