Strategies for subsiding Jakarta
31 July 2020
Northern Jakarta is subsiding. In a few decades from now, it may have fallen an additional 3-5 metres below mean sea level. Unless action is taken, there will be more frequent and prolonged flooding. Until now, little has been achieved in terms of slowing subsidence in North Jakarta.This project aims at helping Jakarta by: (1) Inviting international researchers to discuss the exact causes of subsidence, (2) Setting up a database with subsurface and geotechnical information, (3) Making improved subsidence predictions in different development scenarios, and (4) Developing a concrete strategy to curtail or even stop subsidence.