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River Remembers: What the 2015 Chennai floods taught us


Krupa Ge’s book River Remembers details Chennai’s man-made flood of December, 2015.

Product or concept

Well researched book featuring the various civic stakeholders personal experiences and understanding why the man-made disaster took place during Dec, 2015 in Chennai.

Problem being solved

To understand the extent of urban planning mis-management in Chennai during 2015 floods.

Process or technology involved

The research of the books involved the author spending over three years interviewing victims, sifting historical archives, filing and chasing RTI (right to information) queries, speaking to journalists and reading disaster management plans.

Sustainability benefits

Raises awareness on improper land and water usage and management strategies in urban regions.

User segments that will benefit

  • Researchers
  • Policy Makers
  • Ecologists
  • Government Officials

People or organizations involved

Krupa De,

Independent Journalist currently residing in Bangalore

Innovations or USPs

  • The book is the result of 3 years-worth of Chennai 2015 floods research.
  • The books contains an insight of the Comptroller and Auditor General’s (CAG’s) report on government actions of the flood.

Related engineering, science or business topics

  • Land use management
  • Water management
  • Water conservation
  • Geography
  • Ecology

Chennai Metropolitan Area


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A deeper look at the Chennai floods of 2015 : The article examines what drove the journalist to research and write about the 2015 Chennai Floods.

In Rivers Remember, Krupa Ge examines aftermath of 2015 Chennai floods, skewers state's ineptitude : The article takes a look at the personal connection that journalist Krupa Ge had during the 2015 Chennai Floods.

Rivers remember, but why don’t we? : The article points out the research journey that Krupa Ge embarked on - leading to the development of her book.

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River Remembers: The Shocking Truth of a Manmade Flood : The book by Krupa Ge is available on Amazon.

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Nityanand Jayaraman : Nityanand Jayaraman is an environmental writer and researcher based in Chennai. He investigates and reports on corporate abuses of environment and is part of an anti-corporate collective called Vettiver Koottamaippu (Collective).

Environmentalist Foundation of India : The organization’s principal focus has been on adopting, scientifically reviving and ecologically restoring freshwater lakes and ponds across the country. They have restored 89 lakes till date since 2007.

Dr. Jayshree Vencatesan : She specialises in conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecological restoration, with a special interest in wetlands.

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Why Chennai floods are a man-made disaster : The article analyses the factors leading to the man-made floods in Chennai 2015.

2015 Chennai Floods A : The article specifies the factors that lead to flood highlighted by the Comptroller and Auditor General Of India (CAG).

Floods in Chennai in 2015 : The report is a summary of the events that lead to the man-made flood of Chennai in December 2015.

Don’t just blame climate change: Chennai floods were a manmade disaster : The article takes a look at the infrastructure related factors that lead to the floods in Chennai 2015.