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Urban Floods

Chennai rains break multiple century-long records

Large parts of the city have remained inundated over most of the past three weeks

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Rain reigns in Chennai

Shrinking lake area and blocked drains have reduced Chennai's capacity to drain rainfall runoff

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India's double challenge

Traditional system of flood management through lakes and connected water channels has been forgotten

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If only cities can see wetlands

It is time we realised that a water body is not an ornamental luxury or a wasted land

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