Jakarta as the capital of Indonesia is currently facing serious problem related to the sea level rises, floods and land subsidence. The objectives of CTCN technical assistance are to better assess flood risks and hazards, and design climate-resilient pathways to reduce the magnitude and scale of the impacts from the flooding. The Pre kick-off meeting as stakeholders consultation on 28 July 2016 in Jakarta was the first stage of knowledge transfer under the CTCN technical assistance entitled “Hydrodynamic modelling for flood reduction and climate resilient infrastructure development pathways in Jakarta”.
The expected results of this technical assistance:
•a hydrodynamic flood model that can be used to evaluate a number of hard and soft engineering interventions to reduce the risk of flooding
•a socio-cultural survey to examine inhabitants’ perceptions of flooding, levels of acceptable risks and preferred adaptation options
•a series of technology transfer workshops to increase local capacity in high resolution hydrodynamic modelling and use of the model
•resultant policy and planning recommendations to reduce flood hazards, risk and vulnerability
•a roadmap to sustain and expand the project using additional funding streams
The technical assistance supported by CTCN is led by DHI. The main in-country partners are the Jakarta Research Council (JRC), experts from Badan Pengkajian dan Penerapan Teknologi (BPPT), Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI), and Academia from universities in Indonesia.
During the stakeholders meeting DHI has conducted a demonstration on how to conduct hydrodynamics modelling for flooding using MIKE Hydro River. Focus group discussions were carried out to clarify the technical execution of this project. Two groups were formed: one on the hydrodynamics modelling and the second related to the socio-economic vulnerability group. DHI is currently developing a strategy on the data gathered during the meeting with the guidance and support of JRC. As follow up of the stakeholder meeting, introduction of MIKE software has been introduced to the modellers of the partners as the first stage from series of capacity building on knowledge transfer during 12 months project.
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