Families wade through floods in Mumbai on August 29. Mumbai was especially hard hit, with water swamping offices, schools and roads, and some 60 people killed. Photo: AP

South Asian monsoons and flooding expose Mumbai’s overdevelopment and greed

Priya Virmani says we will keep seeing a repeat of the Mumbai flood disaster unless out-of-control development is curbed and proper drainage infrastructure installed by authorities who seem all too willing to ignore the problem

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Families wade through floods in Mumbai on August 29. Mumbai was especially hard hit, with water swamping offices, schools and roads, and some 60 people killed. Photo: AP
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