International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Comparative Studies | Civil Engineering | India | Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015

Chennai Floods (2015) and Possible Solutions from Developed Countries

Saravanan J | Naveen Chander K

Abstract: A number of major cities and towns in India reported a series of devastating urban floods in the recent decade. Mumbai flood 2005 followed by other major cities of South Asia like Dhaka, Islamabad, Rawalpindi also suffered with urban flooding. Chennai, one of the fast growing metros is likely affected by the lack of drainage mainly due to uncontrolled developments of concrete spaces, encroachment of major drainage channels, shrinking of marshlands, etc. ,. Though Urbanization, the vital factor of response for the flood risks is coupled with the climatic variability and ecological imbalances. In this paper, we have discussed about the caustic factors of Chennai Floods during Nov-Dec 2015. And we have discussed in detail about the Urban Flood Management Strategies which have been implemented in various developed countries such as UK, Malaysia, Australia and Japan.

Keywords: Chennai Floods, Urban Flood Management, Thames Barrier, SMART tunnel, Retarding Basin

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015,

Pages: 1575 - 1580

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Saravanan J, Naveen Chander K, "Chennai Floods (2015) and Possible Solutions from Developed Countries", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015, pp. 1575-1580,

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