Improving emergency response in Jakarta
Group Members: Tania Angelica Morales Galarce, Murali Krishna Reddy Venugopal, Hnin Wut Yee Win, Teo Mei Nah, Mayna, Edward Batoctoy Aparis
While Jakarta has experienced severe flooding in the past, studies have found that the frequency and intensity has increased in recent years, to a point at which flooding has become the city’s number one natural hazard. Causes range from changes in rainfall patterns and soil conditions to drain congestion caused by high groundwater levels. More direct anthropogenic causes have also been identified, including the city’s urban planning and design.
The increasing severity of Jakarta’s floods has made the issue a top priority for the city’s emergency management services. Out research and policy recommendations focus on enhancing inter-agency communication in emergencies, promoting community involvement, improving current governance structures, and harnessing information and communication technology.
Big data for climate change action
Group Members: Mou Xu, Sujatha Uthiramadan Govindan, Pranayna KC, Dan Liu, Wang Chee Yann
Indonesia is likely to be one of the countries most affected by the catastrophic effects of climate change. The WHO predicts that temperatures in Indonesia will rise by 3.8°C by the end of the 21st century. According to a 2013 survey, a quarter of Jakarta residents felt that climate change posed a risk to their household.
However, while climate change data is being collected in Indonesia, many of Jakarta’s citizens lack the capacity to access and understand it. Our goal is to address this information gap. We recommend leveraging the Jakarta Smart City platform to share data and notify users about climate change forecasts.
Actions to secure Jakarta’s water sources
Group Members: Wu Yue, Abhay Kumar, Muneeza Majeed, Phua Chui Leng, Jasmine, Sachdeva Pawan Kumar
The Special Capital Region of Jakarta is facing a chronic water supply problem. This issue has been aggravated by rapid urbanization and migration into the city.
This paper discusses alternative sources of clean water to increase the overall supply. To formulate our recommendations we spoke to the relevant city water authorities and conducted an extensive literature review. We looked at potential policy options, infrastructure and finance issues, as well as international best practice in supply and demand management.
In this paper we recommend demand management via public education campaigns aimed at effecting behavioural change among school children as a long-term sustainable solution.