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Climate Change Adaptation

Climate Change Adaptation

Green Alert
There is a bridge in Lodhi Gardens and there is a plaque that declares that this bridge was constructed in 1556 by Akbar’s minister over a tributary of Yamuna river that used to flow from here toward what is now known as South Delhi. The river since has changed its course and there is no water under the bridge. This is a typical example of what happened in the past when mitigative actions of bounding the river sides of the tributary were not taken, and the river changed its course.  Of course the context was that density of population was low, therefore the infrastructure damage that a river would cause due to course change was manageable. While mitigation is ideal, adaptation in the short run is necessary to cope with the floods that may happen in the course of climate change. Rece
‘Deconstructing’ the Yamuna floodplains…

‘Deconstructing’ the Yamuna floodplains…

Green Alert
This is what mindless construction on the Mithi river of Mumbai led to back in 2005. The land-deprived city of Mumbai - a city lying adjascent to a sea! - now faces the flood crisis every year. ___________ Coming back to Delhi - we have been 'planning' a similar fate for the city as well. It is therefore requested to the Government and to the concerned authorities to take note of the same and - STOP the construction on the Yamuna floodplains - leading to an ecological deconstruction of the floodplains and of the entire city. Image courtesy a concerned citizen from Mumbai via Email. Also Read (Updated, recent posts): Yamuna Satyagraha: Campaign to Save a River Delhi High Court Defends Yamuna, CWG Construction Still Underway