This report provides an overview of natural hazards in India and delves into the changing face of disaster risks, as climate change, rainfall variability, increased water use, population growth, the built environment and urbanization drive higher levels of risk.

Around the world, access to clean drinking water is a daily struggle; with one in eight people lacking safe water. As a result of these contaminated water sources, a child is more likely to contract diarrhoeal and other pathogen based diseases or infections.

India is being variously described as a developing country to an 'almost developed country'. The truth lies towards the latter. It is globalising rapidly and is now one of the leading countries competing for global knowledge work.