From Bombay to Mumbai, the discourse of water in the city  has shifted from water as a resource, water as philanthropy (1800s), water as a civic property (1845 onwards), water as a commodity, to water as a right for citizens (since 2014). With increasing climate risks, the city has seen frequent extreme events from urban floods  ravaging homes or destroying livelihoods every monsoon to threats of water cuts and conflicts. Water therefore, has a multifaceted relationship with  Mumbai. However, this rich tapestry of our liquid heritage and its intersection with the everyday lives of citizens and their material reality is often unknown to our children, the ‘water-keepers’ of the future.…

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Source: Vanessa Lobo