Walking Along the Mithi River: Exploring a 17 KM Long Trained River and Its Riverine Ecosystem
This three-part blog series examines one of the many systems Mumbai relies on during the monsoons. The first photo essay, in the series, is a description of a walk along the Mithi river, illustrating the condition of riverbanks and challenges in maintaining the river as a flood mitigation measure.
Mumbai’s perennial struggle with routine waterlogging and catastrophic floods is the result of several limitations in the city’s storm water drainage system. This includes its reliance on its riverine ecosystems of which the Mithi River is a key component.
The Mithi is an...