Delhi floods and the art of sleeping at the wheel

When floods are in progress, everyone is quick to point towards climate change. Yet, when the waters have subsided and it comes to long-term planning to adapt to the changing climate, we fall short.

In the public imagination, Delhi is not a city that floods. But back in 2014, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s previous assessment of climate impacts had named Delhi as highly vulnerable to floods.