Anitha, who is also a river hydrology expert, said that the flooding was only part of river management.
“But citizens have to be educated on river management to prevent damage in the future,” she said.
Experts have called for a proper river management system and a campaign to protect rivers in the wake of the recent floods that devastated the State.
“Two of the biggest issues in river management are encroachment of banks and illegal mining.
At the same time, the authorities have not worked out a network of water system to provide cheap transport facility.
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