This issue of Southasiadisasters.net focuses on the 2017 floods in India, their impact on different areas of the country and the damage caused. It also examines India's underlying vulnerability to floods, which has been exacerbated in recent years by unplanned development, high population density, the settlement of people in floodplains, old infrastructure, weak river embankments and the increase in extreme weather events, including high rainfall in a short duration.
This issue analyses these repeated incidents of flooding in the country through a systemic lens that takes an interdisciplinary and multi-sectoral perspective of India's flooding problem. This issue's contents includes: (i) Floods as an Opportunity; (ii) Note on Flood Situation; (iii) India Floods 2017; (iv) Floods in Bihar in 2017; (v) Mumbai Deluge and the Civil Society; (vi) Floods in Assam in 2017; (vii) A Tale of Two Cities: Flooding in Houston and Mumbai — Time to Learn? (viii) When Nature Rears its Head: Flash Flooding, and The Loss of Lakes in Bengaluru (ix) Resilient Water? (x) Floods, Sanitation and Access to Clean Water and (xi) Micro Insurance for Floods.