Entering a megacity The Chief Engineer of the Delhi Jal Board (Delhi’s principal public water authority responsible for the network infrastructure) presents a simple but bleak picture. Because growth of the city is unplanned, he argued, the public authority cannot provide a networked infrastructure of water or sewage for a population that, legally, should not be there (Interview, 3rd November, 2011). As a consequence, only 1 in 10 of Delhi’s inhabitants, mostly the better-off, is ‘connected’ to water, and only 1 in 25 to sewage infrastructures.