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Cities offer ideas to solve Chennai’s flooding problem

3 Mar 2016, Guardian, the

In December 2015, the city of Chennai, India, was struck by devastating floods. In the aftermath of the disaster, local authorities sought advice from other cities whose experience of flooding – and pioneering plans to alleviate flood risk – could ensure Chennai is less badly affected the next time the rains hit with such force.


    National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Ministry of Security and Justice - National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security (Min. VenJ/NCTV)
  • Website: http://www.government.nl/ministries/venj
  • Contact:Senior Policy Advisor
  • Phone:+31 70 751 50 50 (secr.) +31 6 53 35 35 70


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Ministry of Security and Justice - National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security (Min. VenJ/NCTV)
  • Website: http://www.government.nl/ministries/venj
  • Contact:Senior Policy Advisor
  • Phone:+31 70 751 50 50 (secr.) +31 6 53 35 35 70
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