Flood Risks, Infrastructure Resilience, and Climate Change Adaptation in Mumbai, India: Case Study


Centre International de Recherche sur l'Environnement et le Développement
University of Strathclyde Glasgow
United Nations
Stéphane Hallegatte
Valerie Belton
1 June 2011

The purpose of this case study is to illustrate the evaluation of climate adaptation policy options to increase infrastructure resilience in Mumbai – an Indian city covering more than 480 square kilometres with a population of 12 million. The report discusses public transportation and building codes, as well as several other topics in relation to improving infrastructure to protect against the threats of climate change in India, namely flooding.