Community engagement for disaster resilience : flood risk management in Jakarta, Indonesia

Sunarharum, Tri Mulyani, Sloan, Mellini, & Susilawati, Connie (2014) Community engagement for disaster resilience : flood risk management in Jakarta, Indonesia. In ANDROID Residential Doctoral School and the 4th International Conference on Building Resilience, 8-11 September 2014, MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, United Kingdom.


Understanding dynamics of interactions between community groups and government agencies is crucial to improve community resilience for flood risk reduction through effective community engagement strategies. Overall, a variety of approaches are available, however they are limited in their application. Based on research of a case study in Kampung Melayu Village in Jakarta, further complexity in engaging community emerges in planning policy which requires the relocation of households living in floodplains. This complexity arises in decision-making processes due to barriers to communication. This obstacle highlights the need for a simplified approach for an effective flood risk management which will be further explored in this paper.

Qualitative analyses will be undertaken following semi-structured interviews conducted with key actors within government agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and representatives of communities. The analyses involve investigation of barriers and constraints on community engagement in flood risk management, particularly relevant to collaboration mechanism, perception of risk, and technical literacy to flood risk. These analyses result in potential redirection of community consultation strategies to lead to a more effective collaboration among stakeholders in the decision-making processes. As a result, greater effectiveness in plan implementation of flood risk management potentially improves disaster resilience in the future.

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ID Code: 76291
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The ANDROID Doctoral School is a core element of the ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network with a mandate to strengthen the link between research and teaching in the area of disaster resilience.
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Keywords: community resilience, decision-making processes, flood risk management, relocation, community engagement, collaborative planning approach
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (050200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Emergency & Disaster Management
Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 23 Sep 2014 22:09
Last Modified: 08 May 2015 05:43

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