Improving Emergency Response in Jakarta

Jakarta has a history of severe flooding and studies have found that the frequency of floods has increased in recent years. In view of this recurring natural hazard, the scope of this report will focus on studying Jakarta’s emergency response, carrying out a policy evaluation and making recommendations, particularly in regard to flood management. Our proposal will focus on the process and procedures for emergency response coordination. In the course of our research, different stakeholder groups made repeated calls for better inter-agency coordination and deeper community involvement in the city’s emergency response efforts. This proposal will look at developing an … Continue reading Improving Emergency Response in Jakarta

Introducing Participatory Decision-Making in Jakarta Coastal Flooding Management

Jakarta, Indonesia’s largest city with a population of over 10 million in the central city, and over 30 million in the metropolitan region, is a delta city that has constantly been at risk of flooding. Bounded by the Java sea to the North and the Puncak highlands to the south, 40 percent of Jakarta currently lies below sea level1, leaving it vulnerable to coastal flooding. In 2007, seawater crashed over the sea wall in northern Jakarta which, added to the flooding from heavy rains, caused nearly 60 per cent of the city to be inundated and an estimated 340,000 people … Continue reading Introducing Participatory Decision-Making in Jakarta Coastal Flooding Management