River Front Developments of major Indian cities - Do we need to work out standards

In india many cities (Surat, Rajkot, Pune, etc.) have undertaken the River Front Development activities. It is observed that many of the rivers carry heavy floods in monsoon while the river is almost dry OR carry only city sewage. Thus the problem as far as the river and city are concerned are FLOOD and WATER QUALITY. Hence, a serious effort on developing norms and standards is felt essential