Role of Natural Resource Conservation and Disaster Management in Flood Mitigation Measures: A Case Study of Chennai Flood

M. Vijay *

Centre for Disaster Management, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar – 608002, Tamil Nadu, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Chennai the capital city of Tamil Nadu and the southernmost state of India recently got hit by cyclone Michaung, and the impact caused by the cyclone resulted in heavy rainfall. Due to global warming, the impacts of climate change have negative effects on the environment. Though Cyclones and heavy rainfall are natural disasters, the heavy floods that affect the regular lives of the Chennai people are due to inefficient disaster management. People in Chennai faced severe damage to their properties and challenges for their survival, and they almost experienced a man-made disaster. Another main factor is that natural water bodies like rivers, lakes, and ponds are under tremendous pressure due to illegal encroachments and need effective measures for their rejuvenation. This paper emphasises the importance of natural resources and disaster management which will lead to sustainable development.

Keywords: Michaung, global warming, sustainable, disaster, encroachment, rejuvenation


How to Cite

Vijay , M. 2024. “Role of Natural Resource Conservation and Disaster Management in Flood Mitigation Measures: A Case Study of Chennai Flood”. Asian Journal of Environment & Ecology 23 (7):110-13. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajee/2024/v23i7567.

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