Articles by Anirudh Kishore

Anirudh Kishore is a water practitioner, who hails from Chennai. He is a climate fellow/associate consultant at Dalberg Advisors in Goa, India, where he contributes to enhancing the organisation's perspectives and approaches to advising international and regional developmental actors on all things climate. He has collaborated with local communities, state actors, academia, and funders to co-develop water-resilient adaptation pathways in the Global South. His expertise spans climate adaptation, water governance, urban water security, and nature-based solutions. Anirudh holds an M.Sc. in Water Science and Policy from Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR.

Chennai received one of its worst rains in the last 80 years in December 2023*, and we should not be surprised if the city is primed to break more such records in the future for the worse. The scenes of boats out on the streets, families stranded on rooftops, and news media outlets asking what happened to all the funds sanctioned for building stormwater drains are painfully familiar for Chennai come monsoon-cyclones season. Since 2015, this ‘water-stressed’ city has endured brutal cycles of extreme rainfall and destructive flooding, most recently from Cyclone Michaung. The 2015 deluge saw nearly 50 cm…

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