Kerala shows the risk of severe floods is still evolving

Daniel Parsons, University of Hull and Christopher Skinner, University of Hull The Indian state of Kerala has been devastated by severe floods. More than 350 people have died, while more than a million have been...

Kerala’s monsoon: lessons from recent floods in India

Harini Nagendra, Azim Premji University Media call it the worst flood of the century in the region. After more than two weeks of relentless rain, Kerala, a state at the southern tip of India, known...

Youth in Delhi launch campaign to help pupil in Kerala’s worst flood hit area

While Kerala witnessed the worst flood of a century, which killed over 350 and displaced a million, youth in Delhi is organising a largescale campaign to help school going children of Kuttanadu, one of...

Worst in a century: 324 dead in Kerala floods

The devastating floods in Kerala, the worst in a century, has claimed at least 324 lives since the beginning of the monsoon season, as heavy rainfall continues in the Southern Indian state. More than 223,000...

Kerala hit by devastating rain and floods

South Indian state Kerala is reeling under an unprecedented flood situation due to heavy rains, causing over 67 deaths till Wednesday. Red alert, an official euphemism to expect huge devastation, has been declared in all...

Climate change: ‘India is witnessing shift in monsoon weather system’

By Anshul Sharma Climate change is expected to have a major impact on India. An HSBC study in March has ranked India as the most vulnerable country to climate change among 67 developed, emerging...

1.3bn people face risk of floods, by 2050: World Bank

About 1.3 billion people and assets worth $158 trillion will be at risks by 2050 due to river and coastal floods, the World Banks said in a report. Released today by the Global Facility for...

Floods don’t occur randomly, so why do we still plan as if they do?

Anthony Kiem, University of Newcastle Most major floods in South East Queensland arrive in five-year bursts, once every 40 years or so, according to our new research. Yet flood estimation, protection and management approaches are still...